Toronto’s 146.1 billion won right-hander’s ordeal… KKKKKKKK, but empty-handed, should Ryu Hyun-jin come?

 It’s KKKKKKKK, but it’s empty-handed.

Kevin Gausman (32, Toronto Blue Jays) has not been lucky this season. On the 11th (hereinafter Korean time), he started an away game against the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2023 major league held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, and failed to record a win or loss with 3 hits and 9 strikeouts in 6 innings.

Gaussman will play the second season of a five-year, $110 million (approximately 146.1 billion won) contract with Toronto this year. He did his part last year with an average ERA of 3.35 with 12 wins and 10 losses in 31 games. He played 48 innings in 8 games this season as well, with a batting average of 0.245 and a WHIP of 1.10, not overwhelming but not bad.

Even so, it’s only 2 wins (3 losses). He established a quality start in 6 games including this day, but only 2 wins. On this day, even after a qualitative start, I am empty-handed. It is a game that only confirmed that it returned to the original track by shaking off the sluggishness of 3.1 innings, 10 hits, 4 strikeouts, 1 walk, and 8 runs against the Boston Red Sox on the 5th.메이저놀이터

From the first inning, Gaussman overpowered the Philadelphia lineup by using a four-seam with a range of around 95 miles and a splitter as his main weapon. He took 96.7 mph off Trey Turner, then he struck out swinging with an 88 mph splitter. He had consecutive hits from Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos, but the splitter, who used Kyle Schwaber, passed the strike zone and struck out looking to finish the inning.

Since then, Gaussman has led to a series of three-way crimes from the second to the fifth. In the 6th inning, with 2 out, he used a 96 mph high fastball to Turner, and hit 15 consecutive batters until he got a left-handed double or struck out. It was that powerful, but the goal support was only 1 point. Moreover, in the ninth inning, Jordan Romano, with 1 out and 1st and 2nd base, tied the game with 1 RBI and 2 bases from JT Realmuto, and the victory requirement was blown away.

Even in the 2022 season, there was a feeling of losing a lot compared to the results. The pace of winning streak has been too slow this season. Practically, along with Yusei Kikuchi, he is the one-two punch of the Toronto starting lineup. Jose Berrios and Alec Manoa are sluggish, and Chris Bassett has his ups and downs. Gaussman is proving the reason for the 146.1 billion won investment.

In the end, the Toronto starting lineup is highly likely to change in some way if Ryu Hyun-jin joins in the second half. At this point, there is nothing to say even if Berios or Manoa are out of the starting lineup. However, as there is still enough time, we have to watch the progress a little more. Overall, it is true that Ryu Hyun-jin’s void is felt in Toronto’s starting lineup. For Gaussman, it feels like hard work isn’t rewarded with a multiplier.