If you start fall baseball now, the Toronto Blue Jays will be eliminated.
Contrary to the predictions of experts before the season, Toronto, which is struggling in the first half, is ranked 4th in the Eastern Division of the American League (AL) and tied for 4th in the wild card with 41 wins and 35 losses and an odds rate of 0.539 as of the 22nd (Korean time).온라인바카라
Unfortunately, they failed to advance to the playoffs as they were 0.5 game behind the wild card third place Houston Astros (41-34).
Considering that the Minnesota Twins (37-38), with a win rate of less than 50%, advances to first place in the AL Central District, we cannot help but resent the extreme power gap between divisions.
Will Toronto be able to stand on the stage of fall baseball this season? Fangraphs, which specializes in major league statistics, presented Toronto’s odds of advancing to the playoffs as 56.9% as of today. It is higher than the wild card third place Houston (56.7%) and tied fourth place Los Angeles Angels (35.7%). I mean it’s not that pessimistic.
Kevin Gaussman throws the ball vigorously after taking the mound against Miami on the 22nd (Korean time).
Toronto players high-five after winning against Miami.
The Toronto Star, a leading Toronto media outlet, said on this day, ‘Blue Jays fans, be at ease. In an article titled ‘Our season isn’t as bad as it feels’, he said there was an element of hope for Toronto to make the playoffs.
The media said, ‘These days, the Blue Jays are not very good. “It could get worse in the future,” he said, “but Toronto, who ended their toughest journey today by beating the Miami Marlins 6-3, isn’t as bad as the numbers suggest. Even though the opponents in 8 series out of 12 series since May 13 were teams with potential to advance to the playoffs, they posted 20 wins and 19 losses, and the winning and losing series were 6-6.’
As explained by the media, it is encouraging that Toronto maintained a 50% win rate while dealing mainly with strong teams in the recent 39 games until the match against Miami on this day. Even if he couldn’t go forward, he left the possibility of playing fall baseball while steadily maintaining a win rate of 50%.
The media continued, ‘Overall, the Blue Jays pitching staff is good. There are games that sometimes collapse, but the productivity of starting pitchers such as Kevin Gaussman, Chris Bassett, Jose Berrios, and Yusei Kikuchi, who tied the Marlins lineup with 3 runs in 6 innings that day, is still decent, and the bullpen is good enough. However, left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin and reliever Chad Green are rehabilitating, and the trade market will open soon. The Blue Jays don’t have to worry about the storm for too long,’ said a message of hope.
On the 16th, Ryu Hyun-jin conducted live pitching and entered a full-fledged return program. After successfully completing the second live pitching on the 23rd, the next step is to start a simulation game. From the end of this month or the beginning of next month, if you play 3 or 4 minor league rehab games, the next step is to come back. If he returns as a healthy Ryu Hyun-jin, that is, Vintage Ryu, the Toronto rotation will be strengthened to the next level.
It was only in 2020, a shortened 60-game season, that Ryu Hyun-jin stood on the mound in fall baseball after transferring to Toronto. At that time, I have a painful memory of starting the second game of the wild card series against the Tampa Bay Rays, getting 8 hits and allowing 7 runs in 1⅔ innings and losing the game.
If Ryu Hyun-jin goes to the big league mound with the start of the second half as planned, he has a lot of work to do.