Toronto Blue Jays’ $31 million (about 41 billion won) man Jose Berrios suffered a bitter defeat in Quality Start Plus.
The Toronto Blue Jays lost 1-8 in the 3rd game of the 3rd match against the 2023 Major League Baseball Houston Astros held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on the 20th (hereinafter Korean time).
Toronto, whose two-game winning streak was frustrated, ended its three-game away game with Houston with a losing series of one win and two losses. Season 11 wins 8 losses. On the other hand, Houston recorded a winning series with 9 wins and 10 losses with revenge for defeat the previous day.
Toronto starter Jose Berrios took a good two outs in the second inning and dedicated the winning run. After two outs, he bought Jeremy Pena and walked David Hensley, then met Jake Myers and dedicated a painful two-run first double.
The Toronto lineup was tied to Houston starter Luis Garcia until the 7th inning. There were only four chances to score, and after two outs in the fourth inning, Dolton Basho hit a double, but Matt Chapman withdrew with a floating ball from third baseman.
Toronto finally scored their first run in the eighth when Garcia went down and Rafael Montero took the mound. Leader Alejandro Kirk opened the game with a right-handed hit, while follow-up Whit Merrifield hit an RBI double and called Kirk’s runner Santiago Espinal home. 1-2 Pursuit by 1 point.
However, no more goals were scored. Kevin Kiermeyer and Nathan Lukes walked consecutively and made the base safely, but they met the changed pitcher Brian Abreu and failed to hit the follow-up. George Springer’s well-hit ball went straight to third baseman Alex Bregman, and Bo Bisset struck out on a swing and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ended the inning with a fly ball to center field.
When the chance was blown, a large number of concessions came. In the 8th inning, in a crisis with two outs and bases loaded, Abreu and Kyle Tucker hit consecutively timely hits, and then gave up the victory completely by dedicating a 3-run home run against Pena.
Berrios, who was Toronto’s sore finger,안전놀이터 achieved his first quality start plus of the season with 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and 2 runs in 7 innings, but suffered his 3rd loss (1 win) of the season due to silence on the batting line. On the other line, Merrifield fought hard, hitting multi-hits alone.
On the other hand, Houston starter Garcia won his first win (two losses) of the season with a good pitching of 7 innings, 2 hits, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts and no runs. In the other lineup, Pena scored 3 RBIs, and Abreu and Myers scored 2 RBIs side by side, leading to a complete victory.