Ryu Hyun-jin won final regular season start. However, it was not enough to get the Toronto Blue Jays into the postseason. Ryu held Baltimore to two runs in more than five innings to help the Blue Jays to a 12-4 victory Sunday.
Ryu struck out seven and gave up six hits. According to real time sports betting reports, he finished the season with a 14-10 with an ERA of 4.37. Also, he had 14 victories in a season for the fourth time in his professional baseball career. However, the ERA was his worst in the MLB.
Toronto completed the season with a 91-71 record. However, the team missed the Wild Card position in the American League. According to sports news coverage sources, the Blue Jays could have tied with Boston or New York. Although Toronto won, the Yankees also won against Tampa Bay to qualify for the Wild Card. The Red Sox won against Washington to be eligible for the last spot.
Ryu Hyun-jin Won but Blue Jays Missed Wild Card
Yankees will head to the Red Sox for the Wild Card match on Tuesday. Both Boston and New York scored their winning runs in the ninth inning. On the other hand, Ryu completed the first inning with nine pitches and struck out two Baltimore batters.
The Blue Jays got a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning by getting three runs on five hits against Bruce Zimmermann. Then, according to a sports forum, George Springer got a leadoff home run.
Ryu continued his outstanding performance in the second inning by striking out the two batters to keep Baltimore’s scorecard clean. Also, the Blue Jays added two more runs in the second inning via Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s two-run home run.
Although Ryu gave up a run in the third inning, Springer got a grand slam to put the Blue Jays up 9-1. They got two more in the fourth frame to extend the lead to 11-1. The final run came from Semien’s solo homer in the fifth frame.