What message did manager John Schneider convey to the Toronto Blue Jays, who lost all important series and faced their worst result?
In an interview after losing 2-9 to the Texas Rangers at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 15th (Korean time), Schneider said, “We need to hit better and pitch better. “We need to suppress walks,” he said, expressing his thoughts on the current situation.
On this day, Toronto’s starter Kevin Gausman performed poorly, allowing 6 hits, 2 home runs, 6 walks, 5 strikeouts, and 4 runs in 4 2/3 innings, and the batting line was unable to attack the opposing pitchers, giving up the game in vain.
This pattern was repeated in four consecutive games, losing the entire series to Texas, which was competing for the wild card position.
According to ‘Sportsnet’, a Canadian sports media outlet, this is the first time in the club’s history that the Blue Jays were swept in a four-game series at home in September. Additionally, the -26 goal-loss margin recorded in this series is the worst four-game series record in club history.
“It wasn’t a good series,” Schneider continued, adding, “It wasn’t the best in any way imaginable. “We’ll be back tomorrow as we have a big game left,” he continued.
Regarding the content of the game on this day, “The opposing hitters made Gausman have a hard time. He was up and down the lineup. This is what he showed throughout the season. We left a lot of runners on base, but couldn’t get hits when we needed to. “If we score early, we have to find a way to add more points later, but we couldn’t do that today,” he commented.스포츠토토
Regarding Trevor Richards, who had recently been underperforming, and allowed a large number of runs by putting him back in the 8th inning, he briefly answered, “This is a player who pitched 65 innings and struck out 94 times this season.”
Since the Major League is a long-term game with 162 games a year, the attitude toward each game cannot be the same as in other sports, and there are not many cases where team meetings are held after the game. However, in a situation like this where you have been swept in an important game, something might be needed.
Regarding this, Schneider said, “The players also understand the message. Even before the game, he said, the group gathered together and talked. I don’t think there’s any need to overturn the table. These players know what to do. “The question is whether to put it into practice,” he said, conveying his thoughts.
He said, “Our players have good resilience. I’ve been doing this for a very long time. There will be no problem with confidence. We need to focus again on tomorrow’s game and resolve any problems as quickly as possible. We have no other choice. An important three-game series is taking place this weekend. “Every series is important now,” he said, adding that he would focus on the three-game series against the Boston Red Sox that starts a day later.