Now it’s the Wild Card Series!’
The Toronto Blue Jays of the American Professional Baseball Major League will select ‘Ace’ Kevin Gausman as the starter for the first game of fall baseball. On the 4th (hereinafter Korean time), an all-out battle will be held against the Minnesota Twins in the first game of the 2023 Major League Baseball Postseason Wild Card Series (WCS). MLB.com analyzed the strengths of the 12 teams advancing to the postseason and evaluated that Toronto had a slight advantage over Minnesota.
Toronto saved Gausman to prepare for the wild card series with Minnesota. Gausman was not used in the final game of the regular season against the Tampa Bay Rays on the 2nd. They lost 8-12 in that day’s game and became 3rd place in the American League wild card. Everyone fights with the burden of fighting on an expedition. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd starters are sent in order to the wild card series. Gausman, Jose Berrios, and Chris Bassett are scheduled to participate. They aim to win the division series by utilizing their powerful starting lineup.스포츠토토
Toronto ranked 2nd in pitching ability as a team advancing to the postseason according to MLB.com. They were evaluated as having the second highest mound after the Atlanta Braves. The starting three are in good shape, and Yusei Kikuchi can also play as a starter. Here, fifth starter Ryu Hyun-jin is seen as another option. Batting power ranked 8th. They ranked at the bottom among 12 teams. There were many talented players, but they were harshly criticized for showing the most disappointing lineup. There are many good hitters such as Vladimir Guerrero, Bo Bichette, Matt Chapman, George Springer, and Kevin Kiermaier, but they seem to lack cohesion.
Considering the away disadvantage and basic power, the game will ultimately have to be decided at mound height. Minnesota also has great pitching ability. Minnesota ranked 3rd in pitching power and 9th in batting power. Coincidentally, both pitching and batting power were one step behind Toronto. If Toronto’s pitching staff can block Minnesota’s batting line well on the road, they can increase their chances of winning.