Toronto falls to bottom of the table as ‘Ryu Hyun-jin’s best friend’ struggles
The Toronto Blue Jays have fallen to the bottom of the table.
Toronto lost 3-6 on the road to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, on 26 June.
The loss dropped them to 25-25 in 26 games. If they were in the American League Central, they would be in contention for the lead, but they are in the American League East and have fallen to the bottom of the division. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games.
Starter Alec Manoa’s pitching was disappointing. He gave up five runs (four earned) on five hits and five walks with six strikeouts in three innings.
He had a tough outing, giving up a run in each inning from the first to the third. He allowed seven hits, four of which were hard-hit balls.
According to MLB.com, he has the worst ERA (1.79), walks per nine innings (6.37), and pitches per nine innings (19.08) among the 72 starters who have completed at least one regulation inning. His ERA of 5.53 is the fifth-worst behind him.
He’s not entirely to blame for the loss. The batters have also been poor. They had eight more hits than their opponents, but they weren’t as productive. They went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position and left nine stranded.메이저사이트
According to local media, including Sportsnet, the Blue Jays held their own team meeting after the game.
The team’s starting third baseman, Matt Chapman, kept the meeting private, saying, “We’re all grown men, and it’s up to us. We can’t just rely on the coaches. We have to find a way to win. If we want to win district and make the playoffs, we have to find a way to get back on track. It’s up to us and no one else.”
“Our district is a tough district, and our opponents are good teams. And we’re still a good team. We had more hits than they did, but we didn’t have good control at the plate. We were careless defensively. That can’t happen. We just need to be a little more careful in the new series starting tomorrow.”