Tampa Bay failed to capture Kikuchi… 2 consecutive losses after 13 consecutive wins

The Tampa Bay Rays, which set the record for the most consecutive wins (13 consecutive wins) in the opening of the Major League (MLB), suffered two losses in a row. He failed to target Japanese pitchers who are looking for a comeback this season. 

Tampa Bay lost 2-5 against the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2023 MLB regular season held at the Rogers Center in Ontario, Canada on the 16th (Korean time). The hot batting line cooled down with just 4 hits and 1 run in 6 innings against starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi. The Tampa Bay mound gave 5 points. 

Tampa Bay won 13 consecutive wins in the opening season,메이저사이트 tying the record for the most consecutive opening wins set by the Atlanta Braves in 1982 and the Milwaukee Brewers in 1987. However, on the 15th against Toronto at the Rogers Center, starting pitcher Drew Rasmussen collapsed with 5 runs in 4 1/3 innings and lost 3-6. In this game, he could not attack the opponent’s starting pitcher. 

In Tampa Bay’s defense at the end of the 3rd inning, Calvin Pocher, the first of ‘Bullpen Day’, gave the first run. After giving up a hit and a walk to Danny Jensen and George Springer, respectively, he allowed a double steal, bringing himself into a crisis, and allowed a grounder RBI to Bo Bisset. In the beginning of the 4th inning, they tied the score, but in the ensuing defense, after Trevor Kelly committed a balk behind the dune, Whit Merrifield and Jensen hit consecutively timely hits and gave up two more points. 

Afterwards, Tampa Bay scored 1 point on a 6th inning push walk and was hit by Alejandro Kirk in the 7th inning and was pushed back by 1-5 or 4 points. In the beginning of the 8th inning, he made up for 1 point in the attack, but after that, he was silent and could not turn the game around. 

Toronto starting pitcher Kikuchi pitched well with a quality start and won his second win of the season. He pitched well against the Kansas City Royals on the 5th, his first appearance of the season, giving up 1 run in 5 innings, but against the Los Angeles Angels on the 10th, he gave up 6 runs in 4 1/3 innings. He rebounded against the current hottest team in his third appearance of the season.