The Texas Rangers announced their rotation for the four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Texas and Toronto will play a four-game series at the Rogers Center starting on the 12th (Korean time) that will determine the direction of the wild card.
Texas replaced one starting pitcher while maintaining the normal rotation. In the first game of the four-game series, Dane Dunning will be selected as the starter instead of Andrew Heaney, who was originally scheduled.
바카라사이트Heaney made a relief appearance in the game against the Oakland Athletics on the 11th, pitching well with 4 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, and no runs in 3⅔ innings, earning the relief win. Texas defeated Oakland 9 to 4 on this day, reducing the gap with the AL wild card third-place Seattle Mariners to 0.5 games. It is only 1.5 games behind wild card second place Toronto.
Therefore, in this four-game series, Texas must have a winning series of at least 3 wins and 1 loss to turn the tide at the end of the season.
Dunning, who started the season in the bullpen, joined the rotation in early May and started 21 games. However, in the game against the Houston Astros on the 6th, when starter Ibaldi allowed 5 hits and 4 runs in 1⅓ innings, he made a relief appearance and gave up 11 hits and 9 runs in 5⅓ innings. I had the worst day. Dunning worked as a starter and bullpen this season, recording 9 wins, 6 losses, and an average ERA of 3.88 in 30 games.
However, Dunning is a starter. His ERA as a starter is 3.74, better than the 4.56 in his nine relief appearances. This is why Texas ultimately decided to assign the position as ‘starter = Dunning, relief = Heaney’.
Changing the starter for the first game also has the meaning of reinforcing the bullpen. This was Heaney’s first relief appearance this season against Oakland. He was not very satisfied with 9 wins, 6 losses, and an ERA of 4.22 in the previous 27 games as a starter, and in particular, he showed anxiety by failing to fill the 4th or 5th inning in the last 5 starts.
When Texas acquired Max Scherzer from the New York Mets and Jordan Montgomery from the St. Louis Cardinals ahead of the trade deadline, there was a prediction that Heaney would eventually be left out of the rotation, and now that has come true. As a result, Texas’ starting lineup for this four-game series will be in that order: Dunning, Scherzer, Montgomery, and Nathan Ibaldi.
Ryu Hyun-jin takes the mound in the second game of a four-game series against Texas and tries again for his fourth win. AP Yonhap NewsTexas Rangers Max Scherzer. AP Yonhap NewsAs a starting card against Texas, Toronto will use Ryu Hyun-jin in the second game following Chris Bassett on the first day, and Yusei Kikuchi and Kevin Gausman will appear on the mound in games 3 and 4. The normal rotation is applied as is. In the second half of the season, the match between Ryu Hyun-jin and Scherzer, who are the real aces of both teams, stands out. This is a critical match that will decide the fate of this four-game series.
Scherzer suffered a loss by allowing 7 runs and 6 hits, including 3 home runs, in 3 innings against the Houston Astros on the 7th. It was Scherzer’s most goals conceded in a game this season. It is obvious that he will pitch with the intention of restoring his reputation. After moving to Texas, he recorded 3 wins and 2 losses, an ERA of 3.63, and 14 walks and 51 strikeouts in 39⅔ innings in 7 games.
In 7 games since his return, Ryu Hyun-jin has 3 wins and 2 losses, an ERA of 2.65, 8 walks and 28 strikeouts in 34 innings.