With the 2023 Major League All-Star Game coming to an end, a full-fledged second half fight begins. The Toronto Blue Jays are also interested in whether they will eventually use a starting trade card to advance to the fall baseball stage.토토사이트

Toronto finished the first half with 50 wins and 41 losses, 3rd in the American League East Division and 3rd in the Wild Card. With current results, fall baseball is possible, but you have to endure as much as there are games left in the second half. Or you have to score.

Toronto’s weakness is its starting lineup. The weakening of power was evident. During 91 games in the first half, Toronto used six starters. Four players, Kevin Gausman, Jose Berrios, Chris Bassit, and Yusei Kikuchi, never missed a rotation. However, Alec Manoa fell into a slump and went down to the minor leagues. Trevor Richards took over as the interim fifth starter while he had time to regroup.

Fortunately, Manoa returned on the 8th and started against the Detroit Tigers and announced his recovery by winning the victory with a good pitching of 6 innings and 1 run. As a result, Toronto was able to start the second half with a normal five-man rotation.

But there are still question marks.

The Toronto Jays Journal said on the 13th (Korean time), “Basset has been fickle recently, and Yusei is not a reliable pitcher at all times. There are still concerns. I don’t know if I’ll see the misery of this season again.”

Bassitt earned 12 quality starts out of 19 starts in the first half, and posted a decent performance with an ERA of 8-5 and a 4.19 ERA. But the end of the first half was disappointing. In six games he played, he went 1-1 and had a 6.83 earned run average. Kikuchi also gave up nine runs in 9⅓ innings in two games in July.

In this situation, it is good news that Ryu Hyun-jin’s rehabilitation pitching is going smoothly. Ryu Hyun-jin took the mound in the Rookie League and Single A games on the 5th and 10th, respectively, and gave up 7 hits and 1 run in a total of 7 innings.

Ryu Hyun-jin is expected to return to the rotation at the end of this month after raising the number of pitches and velocity by appearing in two more minor league games.

The media said, “Ryu Hyun-jin, who is currently on a rehabilitation mission in the minor leagues, can be another option.” “I’m waiting for his return, but how much can I rely on a pitcher who has been a big disappointment for most of the time after wearing a Toronto uniform? ?” he questioned.

After moving to Toronto in 2020, Ryu Hyun-jin recorded 21 wins and 12 losses and an average ERA of 4.07 in 49 games. He kept the ace position until 2020 and the first half of 2021, but it is true that he could not play his part due to injuries and sluggishness after that. He underwent Tommy John surgery in June of last year.

The media said, “The best option is a trade. Considering a trade before the August 1 deadline would be one of the good options. Several potential players such as Shane Bieber (Cleveland), Eduardo Rodriguez (Detroit), Marcus Stroman (Chicago Cubs), etc. There are potential candidates,” he said.

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