The starting pitcher gave up the first goal due to an absurd balk and was shaken afterward. The Toronto Blue Jays gave up a game in vain in the wild card race. Why did you do that?토토사이트

Toronto lost 4-10 in the game against the Texas Rangers held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada on the 12th (Korean time). They dropped the first game of a four-game series against Texas, a direct competitor fighting for a wild card ticket. Toronto maintained second place in the wild card with 80 wins and 64 losses, but the gap with third place Texas (79 wins and 64 losses) narrowed to 0.5 games. Fortunately, Toronto was able to take a breather from the loss as the Seattle Mariners, who were also competing with them, lost to the LA Angels. 

The starting pitcher for Toronto that day was Chris Bassett. Bassett pitched eight good innings in both previous two games. On August 31st, he pitched 8 innings against Washington, allowing 3 hits, 1 base, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, and no runs, and against Oakland on the 6th, he pitched 8 innings with 7 hits, 7 strikeouts, and 1 run, leading to a victory. 

But on this day, Bassett was shaken. In the top of the second inning, he gave up a walk to leadoff hitter Mitch Garber and a hit to left by Robbie Grossman. Leody Taveras guided a ground ball to first base and put the runner out at second base. A crisis was created with one out and 1st and 3rd bases. Jonah Haim struck out, but failed to prevent Josh Smith from stealing second base when he was at bat. 2 outs, 2nd and 3rd bases. 

And during the match with Smith, third baseman Cavan Biggio moved to shortstop and took a defensive position. They were not in a position to keep the runner on third base in check.

Accordingly, Garber, the runner on third base, gradually increased the lead. He gradually lengthened his strides toward home, until he was halfway between third base and home. Bassett continued to look at third base as he continued to compete with Smith. He twice took his right foot back from the pitching board and made a checking motion. If a third check was made, a balk was pointed out, allowing the runner on third base to hit home.

But this time, Bassett used an unimaginable method. Bassett lifted his pitching plate off his foot and walked directly toward third base. He made a quick start to tag out Garber. But he wasn’t able to do it. Garber returned to third base with ease. Bassett had to stop his rapid progress. As the third attempt to check failed, Bassett was called for a balk due to a disengagement violation. The runner on third base naturally hit home. 

Toronto went back to 2-1 in the bottom of the second inning with timely hits from Alejandro Kirk and George Springer, but Bassett was not in good shape. He gave up additional runs in the 3rd and 5th innings, and came off the mound after giving up 2 runs in the 6th. He became the losing pitcher, allowing 9 hits (1 home run), 3 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 5 runs in 5⅓ innings. 

In an interview with local media after the game, Bassett said about running directly to third base, “I was watching to see how much he (Garber) would widen the lead. “He didn’t stop,” he said. “I’ll have to watch the video again to figure it out, but if he had run at any point then I wouldn’t have been able to throw the ball home and I would have stolen home. “That was the reason I ran,” he explained. 

As Bassett continued to pitch in excitement, Toronto gave up a watershed game in fall baseball. An unexpected variable caught Toronto off guard. Now Toronto must face Texas again in difficult circumstances. Ryu Hyun-jin’s shoulders, who will be starting on the 13th, have become considerably heavier. 

In the game against the Oakland Athletics on the 7th, Ryu Hyun-jin unexpectedly hit a home run and became the losing pitcher even after pitching 5 innings and allowing 2 runs. Since returning from elbow surgery, Ryu Hyun-jin has recorded an average ERA of 2.65 with 3 wins and 2 losses in 7 games.

Ryu Hyun-jin’s starting pitcher on this day was Max Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner. He wore a Texas uniform ahead of the trade deadline and has recorded 3 wins, 2 losses and an average ERA of 3.63 in 7 games since the transfer. In the game against the Houston Astros on the 7th, he collapsed with 6 hits (3 home runs), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, and 7 runs in 3 innings.

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