‘Precarious position’ Kikuchi, ‘Perfect spring’ Is this year different?

Yusei Kikuchi (32, Toronto Blue Jays), who has failed to live up to expectations for four consecutive seasons after his major league debut, will start his fifth season based on his perfect spring performance.

Toronto will have the 2023 season opener against St. Louis at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on the 31st (hereinafter Korean time).

Dan Kikuchi does not play바카라 in the opening three games against St. Louis. Kikuchi starts the team’s fifth game. Kansas City Royals away game on the 5th.

The Toronto starting mound will start the 2023 season in the order of Alec Manoa-Kevin Gaussman-Chris Bassett-Jose Berrios-Kikuchi.

Kikuchi pitched 466 1/3 innings in 102 games (90 starts) over the five years following his major league debut, going 21-31 with a 5.02 earned run average.

He was even pushed out of the starting lineup last year. He pitched 100 2/3 innings in 32 games (20 starts), going 6-7 with a 5.19 earned run average.

Therefore, in order for Kikuchi to maintain his position as a starting pitcher, he needs a good pitch at the beginning of the season. The current mood is good. Because the performance of the demonstration game was outstanding.

Kikuchi pitched 20 2/3 innings in seven exhibition games, going 2-1 with an ERA of 0.87. His walks and strikeouts were 10 and 31, respectively.

There is no guarantee that his performance in exhibition games will continue into the regular season. However, it is undoubtedly his best exhibition match performance since Kikuchi entered the major leagues.

Attention is focusing on whether Kikuchi, who has not been able to maintain his reputation in Japanese professional baseball after advancing to the major leagues, will be able to carry on the momentum of the overwhelming demonstration games into the regular season.

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