Jose Berrios, who was called the ‘Ace’ of the Toronto Blue Jays, began to come back little by little. He had a quality start + (3 earned runs or less in 7 innings) in two consecutive games, striking out nine.
Berrios started on the 26th (hereinafter Korean time) in the 2023 major league Chicago White Sox home match held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and pitched in 7 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts, no runs, and won his second win of the season. put in His highest speed was 96 miles (approximately 154.5 km).
During the 2021 season, Berrios, who wore a Toronto uniform through a trade and had an average ERA of 3.58 with 5 wins and 4 losses, signed a 7-year, $131 million (approximately 175.2 billion won) contract with Toronto after the season. succeded. But last season and early this year were very disappointing.
Berrios earned 12 wins last year, but his earned run average was 5.23, the worst performance in his career except for his first season of debut (8.02 in 2016). I couldn’t see him playing as an ace in Minnesota. It was the same at the beginning of this season. Berrios collapsed with 8 runs (8 earned) in 5⅔ innings against the Kansas City Royals on the 4th, and also struggled with 6 runs (4 earned) in 4 innings against the Los Angeles Angels.
However, it seems that Berios is slowly recovering. Berrios recorded 1 run (1 earned) in 5 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on the 15th, and in the face-to-face confrontation with the Houston Astros on the 20th, he suffered the yoke of defeat as he was not supported by the other line, but was revived with 2 runs (2 earned) in 7 innings. He fired a signal flare and showed off the best pitching of the season.
It was an uneventful start. Berrios showed off his power by striking out all of the top batting lines in the first inning, from Louis Robert Jr. to Andrew Benintendi and Illroy Jimenez. And in the second inning, Carbin Sheets, Andrew Vaughn, and Yasmani Grandalo’s center batting line were tied up and continued cruising.
Amid the three-point support of the Toronto lineup, Berrios overcame the crisis well. Berrios faced the crisis of first run with 2 out and 2 base in the 3rd inning, but in a crucial situation, he ended the inning by returning Lewis Robert Jr. to a ground ball, and once again made a tripartite inning in the 4th inning. In the 5th inning, he scored a no run with a double stroke and obtained the victory requirement.
The biggest crisis was episode 6. Berrios was driven to 2nd, 메이저사이트 1st and 3rd base, getting hits by Elvis Andrews and Benintendi. However, he escaped the crisis by striking out Jimenez, and completed the best pitch of the season by blocking the White Sox lineup without allowing a run in the 7th inning.
After signing an extension contract worth 175.2 billion won, Berrios clearly fell short of expectations. However, in recent appearances, he is regaining his past form. Now, if only Alec Manoa, who “hopes Hyun-Jin Ryu” is revived, Toronto’s starting lineup is expected to revive the best lineup among the 30 major league teams.