Kikuchi failed to invest in Toronto with early steel plates?
Pitcher Yusei Kikuchi (31) collapsed again. He did not leave any certainty in the previous starting lineup. Investment in the Toronto Blue Jays in the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) is unstable.
Kikuchi started the away game against the 2022 MLB Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on the 25th (Korea Standard Time) and came down the mound in 3⅔ innings. He finished the mound with three hits (one home run), five walks, four strikeouts, and four runs (two earned runs). Toronto lost 7-8 after 10 extra innings.
I was nervous from the start of the first inning. He hit a double from the first batter. In the second inning, he gave up two walks to create a crisis, and allowed a timely hit to Chas McCormick to donate the first run. He even allowed Alex Bregman a walk. Even if it is accompanied by a defensive error, the reason for the loss is Kikuchi’s free pass. In the fourth inning, Martin Maldonado walked to base and was hit by a two-run shot by Bratley. The Toronto bench immediately put Trevor Richards in, and Kikuchi left the field with a bitter look on his face.
Kikuchi made his debut with the Seattle Mariners in 2019. In the first year, he had only 6 wins, 11 losses and a 5.46 ERA. The following year, the team won two games and lost four games. However, he succeeded in rebounding with 7 wins, 9 losses and a 4.41 ERA last year. Toronto signed a three-year contract with Kikuchi for a total of $36 million (44.8 billion won) ahead of this season. Ryu Hyun-jin and Jose Berrios alone were not enough to form a starting rotation, and Kikuchi was selected as a new starting lineup along with Kevin Gausman 안전공원
be in a difficult position from the start. He lost three runs and two earned runs in 3이닝3 innings against the New York Yankees on the 13th, his first appearance of the season. He also allowed one run in five innings against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. His third appearance on the day was also a mess, leaving him with regret. So far, he has never taken the mound in the sixth inning. The detailed record is even more disastrous. According to the statistics website Baseball Servant, the hard hit ratio stood at 51.9 percent, up from 47 percent last year. The number of walks also increased from 9.3 percent last year to 13.5 percent this year, while strikeouts decreased from 24.5 percent to 13.5 percent. The swing rate of four-seam fastballs also decreased from 30.5% last year to 18.2% this year. This means that batters hit Kikuchi’s ball confidently