The Toronto Blue Jays were abandoned by the goddess of victory.
Toronto lost 0-2 in Game 2 of the Wild Card Series against the Minnesota Twins held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on the 5th (Korean time).
With this loss, they recorded 2 losses in the series and were eliminated from postseason competition. For the second year in a row, they were eliminated after losing all two games of the wild card series.
Since 2020, when they advanced to the postseason for the first time since the current President Mark Shapairo, they have lost 6 consecutive postseason games and have never advanced beyond the wild card round.
Minnesota advances to the Division Series and faces the Houston Astros.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s season is over. He was working on his starting routine in preparation for his next round appearance after being left off the roster, but ended his final year in Toronto without getting the opportunity.
On this day, Toronto consistently created opportunities, but was unable to save them.
The 5th and 6th innings were innings that will forever be regretted. The goddess of victory continued to ignore them.
In the 5th inning, with 2 outs and 2nd and 3rd bases, 4th batter Bo Bisset came to the plate, but Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who was on 2nd base, was caught and the inning ended in vain.
Guerrero waved his finger and asked the bench for a video review, and the Toronto bench also challenged the video review, but he found no evidence to overturn the result.먹튀검증
Episode 6 was even more disappointing. He piled up runners with two hits against Louis Barland, and pinch hitter Santiago Espinal’s infield hit off Caleb Thielba, who was pitching in relief, created an opportunity with one out and the bases loaded.
The next batter is Matt Chapman. He hit a four-seam fastball on the second pitch, and the ball extended to the left, but the ball slightly missed the left foul line. It was a hit that could have resulted in a double with at least a runner wiped out if it had landed inside the line, but he deviated to the outside.
Chapman hit a four-seam fastball again on the third pitch, but this time it was an ordinary ground ball that rolled in front of the shortstop. The inning ended in vain due to a double play between the shortstop, second baseman, and first baseman.
Mound management was also disappointing. He made the unconventional choice of leaving Jose Berrios, who had been blocking well until the third inning, with no runs in the fourth inning, at first base.
Yusei Kikuchi appeared on the mound in relief, but the bases were loaded with an infield hit and a walk, and he again allowed a heavy hit to Carlos Correa, giving up a run. Afterwards, he allowed one more point when he caught Willi Castro in a double play.
As a result, the difference in concentration seemed to decide the game in a bases-loaded situation.
Minnesota starter Sonny Gray contributed to the victory by pitching 5 innings, allowing 5 hits, 2 walks, striking out 6, and allowing no runs.
Closer Johan Duran had the honor of catching the last out of the team’s first series victory since the 2002 Division Series in club history. Right before pitching, he had a problem with his right hand, so he received treatment from a trainer. He showed difficulty controlling his pitch in the beginning, but he overcame it.