At this point, I think it’s safe to call him the ‘Baltimore Killer’. This is the story of right-hander Jose Berrios (29) of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Berrios started in an away game against the Baltimore Orioles today (15th) local time and recorded perfect pitching with 3 hits and no runs in 7.2 innings. It was a no-hit game, not allowing a single hit until the sixth inning.
In the bottom of the 7th inning, lead hitter Adley Luchman allowed a heavy hit and the no-hitter was broken, but he scored no runs until 2 out in the 8th inning, completely calming the recently hot Baltimore batting line.
Thanks to Berrios’ perfect pitch, Toronto defeated Baltimore 3-1, and rose to the 30% win rate with 7 wins and 16 losses (0.304) against the Eastern Division of the American League (AL) this season. It also recorded its first win (1 win, 4 losses) against Baltimore this year.
Berrios was Toronto’s new ace, succeeding Hyun-jin Ryu. After the 2021 season, he signed an extension contract with Toronto for 7 years and 131 million dollars (KRW 167.8 billion), which was the highest amount for a Toronto pitcher. The previous record was 4 years and $80 million set by Hyunjin Ryu in December 2019.
However, after the big deal, it was disappointing. Last year, the year after his contract, he fell short of expectations with a 5.23 earned run average (ERA) in 172 innings pitched. Considering that he recorded an ERA of 3.52 in 192 innings in 2021, he was at the level of ‘eating and running’.
He’s had a bad start this year. He had his wors토토사이트t start, allowing 8 runs in 5.2 innings in his first appearance, then 6 runs in 4 innings in his second.
However, he stabilized with an ERA of 3.19 in 36.2 innings in May, and in June, he is returning to the form of an ace with an ERA of 1.37 in 19.2 innings.
Especially against Baltimore. Berrios is 10-0 with a 2.66 ERA in 13 appearances against Baltimore. When he meets Baltimore, he is reborn as the ‘Untouchable’.
A win today, but Toronto has a long way to go. With a record of 38 wins and 31 losses, they are 4th in the AL East, and are 4th in the wild card race, one game behind the New York Yankees.