Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin now has his final appearance on the mound of the regular season. This may be the last time he throws in a Toronto uniform.
On the 26th (Korean time), Toronto announced the starting pitchers for the three-game home game against the New York Yankees on the 27th and 29th through the club’s website. In this three-game series held at the Rogers Center, Kevin Gausman, Jose Berrios, and Chris Bassett will appear in that order.
They are the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd starters representing Toronto. Gausman has 12 wins and 9 losses, an ERA of 3.29, and 232 strikeouts in 32 games. He ranks first in strikeouts in the AL. Berrios is having his most outstanding season since coming to Toronto in the summer of 2021, posting 11 wins, 11 losses, a 3.58 ERA, and 174 strikeouts in 31 games.
Bassett is a pitcher hired last winter for three years and $63 million, and is tied for first place in the AL in wins with 15 wins and 8 losses, an ERA of 3.74, and 174 strikeouts in 32 games.
Accordingly, the rotation for the three-game home game against the Tampa Bay Rays from the 30th to October 2nd, the last day of the season, will consist of Ryu Hyun-jin, Yusei Kikuchi, and Gausman. Ryu Hyun-jin is scheduled to make his final appearance of the season against메이저사이트 Tampa Bay at Rogers Center at 8:07 a.m. on the 30th.
So, can Ryu Hyun-jin stand on the mound in the postseason as a starter? It doesn’t seem very likely. It is related to the timing of Toronto’s postseason confirmation.
Toronto, which is in second place in the wild card, is currently in second place in the wild card with 87 wins and 69 losses. They are 2 games ahead of the 3rd place Houston Astros and 2.5 games ahead of the 4th place Seattle Mariners. With six games left, Toronto has a 97.7% chance of winning a wild card. In fact, it can be seen that it has been confirmed.
However, if Toronto confirms the wild card before the final game of the regular season, i.e., the game against Tampa Bay on October 2, which is Gausman’s starting order, there is a very high possibility that Gausman will be moved to the starting position in Game 1 of the wild card series on the 3rd. And if Berrios takes the mound in Game 2 on the 4th and Game 3 takes place on the 5th, Bassett will appear. It is possible to match the starting ‘best 3’. In this case, Ryu Hyun-jin will not be a starter in the Wild Card Series.
However, if a wild card is to be earned by winning the game on October 2nd, Gausman must appear. In other words, the rotation could change to one with Berrios in the first wild card game, Bassett in the second game, and Ryu Hyun-jin in the third game. If they pitch on the 5th day after a 4-day break, it will be difficult for both Kikuchi and Gausman to pitch in the Wild Card Series.