‘Six runs’ Kikuchi: “It was an important game, I wanted to win…”

Toronto Blue Jays starter Yusei Kikuchi, who collapsed after losing a large number of points in an important match against the Texas Rangers, seemed to be disappointed.

In an interview after losing the home game 0-10 against the Texas Rangers at Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 14th (Korea Standard Time), Kikuchi reflected on his appearance (5 hits, 2 home runs, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 6 runs in 5 innings).

“I knew how important today’s game was. That’s why I wanted to win,” he said. “I think I threw too much into the strike zone. “I allowed a lot of hits to the ball thrown in the zone, and it didn’t work out as I wanted,” he continued.

Kikuchi allowed six runs and became a losing pitcher on the losing pitcher. Photo (Toronto, Canada) = AFPBBNews = News1
Kikuchi allowed a three-run home run to Nathaniel Lowe in the fourth inning and a two-run home run to Robbie Grossman in the fifth inning, increasing the damage.먹튀검증

Kikuchi had a 1.29 ERA (five earned runs in 35 innings) in six games since the All-Star break. However, there has been a slight ups and downs with a 4.43 ERA (10 earned runs in 1/3 innings) in the past four games, and on this day, he set a tie record for the most runs in the season.

“The fastball speed has dropped slightly,” he said. However, what’s bigger is the ability to throw as ordered and planned,” he said, expressing his thoughts on the recent slump.

The batting line, which was especially frustrating on this day, would have made it harder for him.

In this regard, he attributed greater responsibility to his failure to do his job properly, saying, “It was not very important.”

Toronto manager John Schneider commented on Kikuchi’s pitching on the day, saying, “There was a mistake in the breaking ball being driven to the center and I hit a home run when the runner went out.”

Kikuchi continued to show good performance throughout the season. Especially when throwing the slider as planned, he showed a really good performance. Today, the slider was driven to the center,” he said, pointing out the difference from before.

With the loss, Toronto lost three games to its wild-card ranking opponent, Texas, putting it at a disadvantage in the postseason competition.

Asked about the current team atmosphere, Kikuchi said, “We all knew it was an important series. “It’s disappointing, but I’ll forget today’s game and focus on tomorrow’s new game.”

“All we can do is focus on one ball and one inning and move forward,” he said about his determination for the rest of the season.

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