Toronto Blue Jays Yusei Kikuchi (32) successfully finished his first demonstration game.
Kikuchi started in an exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates held at Recomb Park in Bradenton, Florida, on the 26th (Korean time), recording 2 innings, 1 hit, 5 strikeouts and no runs. 토토사이트
On the mound in the bottom of the first inning, Kikuchi caught lead batter O’Neill Cruz with a straight hit to center field and struck out Rodolfo Castro. He got a hit off Carlos Santana, but threw an 87.3 miles per hour (140.5 km/h) changeup on the fourth pitch off Andrew McCutchen, striking out on a swing and setting it back.
Kikuchi, who kept the mound in the second inning, struck out first batter Austin Hedges with an 86-mile (138.4 km) slider on the fifth pitch. Miguel Anduha struck out three pitches with an 89.6 mile (144.2 km) changeup, and Jack Swinsky threw an 87.3 mile (140.5 km) slider after a six-pitch match to finish with a strikeout.
Kikuchi, who struck out all three batters in the second inning, was replaced by Jack Thompson in the third inning and finished the mound. He had 33 pitches and his highest velocity came at 94.5 miles per hour (152.1 km/h).
Kikuchi, who has been sluggish with 21 wins and 31 losses and a 5.02 ERA in 102 major league games (466⅔ innings), received many starting opportunities last season, but only recorded 6 wins, 7 losses, and a 5.19 ERA in 32 games (100⅔ innings). .
Attention is focusing on whether Kikuchi, who showed off his powerful pitch in his first appearance in the demonstration game, will be able to show a different side this season.