The Toronto Blue Jays played a tight pitching battle, but knelt down with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth.
Toronto lost 0-1 against the Cincinnati Reds in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on the 19th (Korean time). With this loss, the team fell into a two-game losing streak.
Toronto on this day: Whit Merrifield (2nd baseman) – Brandon Belt (designated hitter) – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (1st baseman) – Kavan Biggio (1st baseman) – Matt Chapman (3rd baseman) – Alejandro Kirk (catcher) – Dalton Basho (left fielder) )-Santiago Espinal (shortstop)-Kevin Kiermeyer (center fielder), starting pitcher Jose Berrios.
On the other hand, Cincinnati’s TJ Friedle (center fielder) – Matt MacLaine (2nd baseman) – Elly Del La Cruz (shortstop) – Spencer Steer (3rd baseman) – Joey Votto (1st baseman) – Christian Encarnacion Strand (designated hitter) – Tyler Stevenson (catcher) – Will Benson (right fielder) – Stuart Fairchild (left fielder), starting pitcher Brett Kennedy.
Both teams continued a tight match from the beginning of the match. Toronto blocked the Cincinnati batting line with Berrios at the forefront, and on the contrary, a frustrating flow continued as it failed to make use of scoring opportunities.토토사이트
In the top of the first inning, Toronto failed to score as Chapman struck out with a swing in 2nd out, 1st and 2nd base, created by Merrifield’s left-handed hit and stolen base, and Vizio’s walk. After one out in the top of the second inning, Basho hit a double to get in scoring position, but similarly, subsequent hitters were unable to score.
A similar trend continued. Toronto was tied to the Cincinnati mound at the end of the 3rd inning, with 2nd, 1st and 3rd base opportunities. After that, he was silent until the beginning of the ninth inning, getting only one walk.
Although the batting line was sluggish, the Toronto mound, including Berrios, played well and continued the fierce pitching battle. Berrios recorded no runs in 5⅔innings, 1 hit, 4 walks, 8 strikeouts. Afterwards, Henesys Cabrera (1 inning scoreless) – Imi Garcia (1 inning scoreless) – Eric Swanson (1 inning scoreless) played an active role.
A march of 0 continued on the display board. And the tense 0-0 match ended at the end of the 9th inning.
Toronto put Jordan Hicks on the mound in the bottom of the ninth. Hicks handled the first batter, Votto, with a straight hit to first base, but the follow-up hitter, Encarnacion Strand, hit a solo home run that went over the left wall and lost 0-1.
Toronto shed tears at one home run. Despite the good pitches of the pitchers, the batting line could not support him and he had to turn around lonely.