Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Yusei Kikuchi suffered his first loss of the season.
Kikuchi started the 2023 Major League Baltimore Orioles game held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 20th (Korean time) and scored 3 runs with 3 hits (1 home run), 3 strikeouts and 4 walks in 4⅔ innings.
With the team’s 2-6 loss, Kikuchi’s 5 win-0 loss streak stopped after 10 games of the season and became 5 wins and 1 loss. The average ERA for the season also rose from 3.89 to 4.08, breaking the 3-point range. Toronto is on a two-game losing streak.메이저놀이터
Last month, Kikuchi played well with 4 wins, 0 losses and an ERA of 3.00 in 5 games, but this month, he has failed to play long innings as he has only once exceeded 5 innings in 4 games this month. His monthly earned run average was 5.59.
In the game against Atlanta Braves on the 15th, he allowed 3 home runs. Kikuchi, who was fortunate enough to escape defeat after giving up 5 runs in 4⅓ innings against the Boston Red Sox on the 3rd, but the batting line did not help him in the game on the 20th.
Kikuchi hit Joey Otis after a run in the top of the 3rd inning, leading 1-0, and after walking Adley Luchman, Ryan Mountcastle hit a 3-run homer in the middle of the month with 1 out and 1st and 2nd bases.
In the top of the 4th inning, Kikuchi, who committed a three-way offense, walked Luchman again after two outs. Kikuchi was eventually replaced by Trevor Richards. The number of pitches was 81 (48 strikes, 33 balls).