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Jose Berrios (Toronto Blue Jays) threw off his sluggish appearance in the away game.
Berrios was traded to Toronto from the Minnesota Twins in July 2021. After that, he finished with 5 wins, 4 losses in 12 games, 70⅓ innings, 30 runs (28 ERA), and an average ERA of 3.58. After the season, he signed a 7-year, $131 million (approximately 173.8 billion won) contract extension with Toronto. However, last season, 32 games, 12 wins, 7 losses, 172 innings, 103 runs (100 ERA) and an average ERA of 5.23 were sluggish.
This season, 메이저놀이터 Berrios has shown poles against each other both at home and away. Two of the seven games were home games. On April 15, he started against the Tampa Bay Rays and recorded 1 run (1 earned) in 5 innings, and on the 26th he pitched 7 scoreless innings against the Chicago White Sox. He became the winning pitcher in both games.
But on the road trip, it was the exact opposite. On April 4, he scored 8 runs (8 earned) in 5⅔ innings against the Kansas City Royals, and on the 9th against the Los Angeles Angels, he scored 6 runs (4 earned) in 4 innings. He pitched well against the Houston Astros on the 20th with 7 innings and 2 runs (2 earned), but on May 2 against the Boston Red Sox, he gave up 5 runs (5 earned) in 5⅓ innings.
On the 7th (Korean time), Berrios climbed the mound in the fifth away game in the 2023 Major League Baseball match against the Pittsburgh Pirates held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Berrios shook off the last sluggishness and played well, winning his first away win this season.
The Toronto lineup helped Berrios by scoring 4 points in the first inning and 3 points in the top of the 3rd inning. Berrios did not allow a single runner to reach base until the fourth inning. After one out in the bottom of the 5th inning, Jack Swinsky walked and Kibrian Hayes hit, putting him in danger at first and second base, but he overcame the crisis by handling Miguel Anduha with a fly ball to left field and Rodolfo Castro with a ground ball to first baseman.
Berrios gave up 1 run in the bottom of the 6th. After two outs, Brian Reynolds hit a double and Connor Joe allowed a timely hit.
In the bottom of the 7th, Berios hit a one-run home run off leadoff hitter Jack Swinsky. He then allowed a hit to Hayes. Then, he induced Andoha to ground the ball in front of the second baseman, caught Hayes, and passed the baton to Anthony Bass. Bass struck out Castro and Hedges. Afterwards, Tim Maya (1 inning)-Jay Jackson (1 inning) blocked the run without a run and kept Berrios’ victory.
Berrios won 3 wins (3 losses) of the season by fighting well with 2 runs (2 earned), 5 hits (1 home run), 1 walk and 7 strikeouts in 6⅓ innings. His ERA this season is 4.91. After the sluggish away games last season and this season, they showed good form again.