Baseball is also a ‘pitcher game’ no matter what anyone says. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a good example. The Dodgers have been doing well every year thanks to their pitchers rather than their offense.
On the other hand, Toronto’s offense is good, but the pitchers ruin the game. This year is no exception.
Toronto is in last place in the American League Eastern Division with 1 win and 3 losses after the season begins. After winning the opening game, it is 3 consecutive losses.스포츠토토
It’s because of the starting pitchers. Except for Kevin Gaussman, the second starter, the others were disastrous.
First starter Alec Manoa allowed 5 runs (5 earned) in 3.1 innings in the opening game. With the help of fellow batters, he escaped the yoke of losing pitchers.
Gaussman, the second starter, gave up 3 runs in 6 innings, but had no earned runs.
Third starter Chris Bassit collapsed with 9 runs (9 earned) in 3.1 innings.
Next, fourth starter Jose Berrios gave up 8 runs (8 earned) in 5.2 innings against the Kansas City Royals.
The Toronto starting pitcher’s ERA is 7.40. Excluding Gaussman, it is much higher than this.
On the other hand, the ‘sweetie’ Tampa Bay Rays enjoyed four consecutive victories after the opening thanks to the good pitching of the starting pitchers. 1st in the Eastern District.
The earned run that four players gave up is only one run in 23 innings. The average ERA is 0.39.
The combined annual salary of the four Toronto players this season is about $56.4 million. The annual salary of the four Tampa Bay players is $23.5 million, more than twice that amount.