“Needs a reset”… 7 consecutive losses after 20 wins, cold May in Pittsburgh

 “I need a reset.”

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 1-10 in a confrontation with the 2023 Major League Toronto Blue Jays held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 8th (Korean time).

Pittsburgh starting pitcher Roancie Contreras collapsed with 5 runs (5 earned), 9 hits (1 home run), 3 walks and 4 strikeouts in 5 innings, and took on her 3rd loss (3 wins) of the season. Chase De Yong, who took the mound for relief in the top of the 8th inning, was sluggish with 5 runs (5 earned), 6 hits (2 homers) and 1 strikeout in 2 innings. The batting line also scored only one point and could not use its strength.

Pittsburgh’s April momentum was staggering. On April 30, he preoccupied the 20-win notice. With 20 wins and 8 losses, they finished first in the Central Division of the National League. But after that it started slipping. Starting with the Washington Nationals on the 1st and ending with Toronto on the 8th, they lost 7 straight times. They still hold the No. 1 spot, but are trailing the Milwaukee Brewers by 0.5 games.

Pittsburgh looked weak both pitching and hitting during the 7-game losing streak. No more than 3 points scored in 7 matches. According to the US’MLB.com’, the team recorded a batting average of 0.184 in 7 games. In addition, the starting lineup, which recorded quality starts in 11 consecutive games in April, collapsed to an average ERA of 8.13 during the consecutive losing streak. ‘MLB.com’ said, “Pittsburgh is also making mistakes in defense and running.”

Pittsburgh infielder Carlos Santana promised to win the next game. “Today’s game is in the past. Today’s game is over. It doesn’t matter,” he said.

“Like we played for the past month and a half…we have to focus on tomorrow’s game, play hard and win,” he added. “The competition is fierce. We have good mentality. We will play a good game tomorrow and we will win.” .스포츠토토

Pittsburgh coach Derek Shelton said, “We played well during the upswing, but not now.” I need to get it back,” he said.

Pittsburgh, which has fallen into a losing streak, will play a home game against the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park on the 9th. Colorado is 5th in the National League West with 14 wins and 21 losses. However, the momentum is good as they recently won the Milwaukee 3-game sweep and the New York Mets winning series.

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