Jose Berrios (29, Toronto Blue Jays), who showed a sluggish appearance with an average ERA of 5.23 last year, started this year in the worst shape.
Puerto Rico, to which Berrios belongs, had Venezuela 먹튀검증 and Group D 2nd round of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) final round at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA on the 13th (hereinafter Korean time).
On this day, Puerto Rico put Berrios as a starting pitcher. However, Berios collapsed greatly, giving up 6 runs in just one inning.
After sending lead batter Jose Altuve out in the first inning due to a defensive error, Berrios gave up one run with a walk and a hit with a runner on second base. Then again, the crisis of 1st, 1st and 3rd base.
Berios, who was shaken, was hit by Anthony Santander’s 3 points over the right-middle fence in the scoring position crisis. The match quickly became 0-4.
Afterwards, Berrios was replaced after consecutive hits from Altuve and Luis Araez in the second inning, which trailed 0-4. Not catching even one out count in the second inning.
The changed pitcher, Fernando Cruz, handled the follow-up Ronald Acuña Jr. with a pop fly, but allowed Salvador Perez to score 3 runs over left center. The game was 0-7.
Altuve, who scored with Perez’s home run, and Araez were the runners-up for Berrios. Accordingly, Berrios recorded 6 runs (5 earned) on 6 hits in 1 inning.
Puerto Rico got off to a good start by catching Nicaragua on the 12th. However, in the match against Venezuela on this day, he bowed his head due to a large number of goals in the early stages.
Berrios signed a seven-year, $131 million contract with Toronto in the winter of 2021. Toronto may be regretting this decision.