The Toronto Blue Jays achieved a valuable victory after a close overtime game.
Toronto won 4-3 with a walk-off infield hit in the 13th overtime in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) game against the Boston Red Sox held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada on the 17th (Korean time).
The top of the 12th inning of overtime was decided as a game-winner. Toronto received a timely hit with one out and two on second base, allowing a 2-3 comeback. In the bottom of the 12th overtime inning, George Springer’s advanced single put the team on third base with one out, and then Bo Bichette’s sacrifice hit tied the score at 3-3. After allowing no runs in the top of the 13th inning, Toronto ended the game with 2 outs and runners on third base when Whit Merrifield hit an infield hit to the third baseman.바카라사이트
Toronto, which suffered a shocking fourth straight loss at home against the AL wild card rival Texas Rangers, kept its hopes of a postseason ticket alive by winning two straight against Boston and rising to third place. Three wild cards are given to each league, including the district winning team.
However, this is definitely not a situation where you can feel safe. It is only 0.5 games away from Seattle, which is ranked 4th in the wild card. The gap with second place Texas is only 0.5 games. In a race on thin ice, each race is very important. At that point, Ryu Hyun-jin sorties. Ryu Hyun-jin will start against Boston starting at 2:37 a.m. on the 18th.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament fusion surgery) in June of last year, completed 13 months of rehabilitation and is currently recording 3 wins, 3 losses, and an ERA of 2.93 after returning through the game against Baltimore on the 2nd of last month.
In his previous appearance against Texas, he pitched 6 innings for the first time and had a quality start. He pitched the best among the starting pitchers who appeared in the four-game series against Texas. This is why expectations for Ryu Hyun-jin are bound to be very high.
The pitcher who will face Hyun-jin Ryu for the starting spot is Nick Pivetta. He has 9 wins, 9 losses, and an ERA of 4.56 this season. Boston, which suffered three consecutive losses, saw its winning percentage collapse from .500. In the AL wild card race, it is a team that is virtually impossible to advance to the postseason in 6th place.
Meanwhile, Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon took the mound to throw the first pitch against the Boston Red Sox held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada on the 16th (local time). This is the first time that the mayor of Seoul throws out the first pitch in the major league. Mayor Oh Se-hoon threw out the first pitch in front of 40,000 spectators, and Ryu Hyun-jin made a surprise appearance as catcher.
This first pitch is an event prepared to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Canada. This is the first stage to promote Seoul’s new city brand ‘SEOUL, MY SOUL’ overseas.