Was there a big gap among the main hitters? The Toronto Blue Jays batting line is unusual.
Toronto lost 4-5 against the Washington Nationals in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 30th (Korean time).온라인바카라
Toronto on this day George Springer (right fielder) – Davis Schneider (2nd baseman) – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (1st baseman) – Danny Jansen (catcher) – Whit Merrifield (left fielder) – Alejandro Kirk (designated hitter) – Ernie Clements (shortstop) -Santiago Espinal (third baseman) -Kevin Kiermeier (center fielder), starting pitcher Jose Berrios formed the starting list.
What is notable is the exclusion of Bo Bissett, the spearhead of the attack. Bisset has a batting average of 0.314 (152 hits in 484 at-bats) this year, 18 homers, 62 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.832. He is energizing the team’s offense, ranking 7th in overall batting average and 6th in most hits in the major leagues.
However, Bisset joined the injured list (IL) that day and was unable to participate in the game. He will be out for the time being due to a muscle injury in his right thigh. Toronto lost the vanguard of the offense.
Even the day before Bisset’s departure (29th), the dark shadow of injury struck Toronto. Chapman, who contributed to the lineup with 15 homers, 50 RBIs and a slugging percentage of 0.431 this season, left the team due to a sprained middle ligament in his right hand. Toronto is in a situation where it is difficult to pack 100% power due to the sudden departure of Bissett and Chapman.
And the impact was evident. Toronto took a chance with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases at the end of the 1st inning, but failed to score. Likewise, at the end of the 2nd inning, 2 outs 1st and 2nd base, at the end of the 4th inning 1 out 1st base, at the end of the 5th inning, 1st base, no score.
Although they scored, there were also innings that were not satisfactory because they did not score as much as expected. In the bottom of the 8th inning, when the team was trailing 3-5, Kirk, a runner on third base, rushed home on a sacrifice fly by pinch hitter Dalton Basho in the bottom of the 8th inning, and failed to score an extra run.
In the bottom of the ninth, which was the last attack, Cavan Vizio and Kiermeier’s consecutive hits and Springer’s walk made the bases safe, but Schneider struck out with a swing, and Guerrero Jr.’s ground ball to third base barely escaped a double hit and scored one run. did.
Toronto also had a chance to finish at 2nd and 3rd base, but Jansen withdrew due to a foul fly by the first baseman and could not turn the game around. The team had a total of 15 people on base with 11 hits and 4 walks, but had to turn around lonely with only 4 runs scored.
Toronto lost to Washington, a weak team in the National League, to record 72 wins and 61 losses. It is ranked 4th in the wild card, behind the Houston Astros (76-58), the last line to advance to the postseason, by 3.5 games. In order to join the fall baseball, one win in the second half is important, but the stagnation of batting due to the absence of key players was highlighted.
Since Bisset and Chapman were placed on the injured list on the 10th, Ryu Hyun-jin’s 6th appearance of the season against the Colorado Rockies on the 2nd, backup players should be on the lineup as they are now. Can the Toronto batting line, which felt stuffy, change?