The Toronto Blue Jays won the opening game after a back-and-forth, back-and-forth, and back-and-forth.
Toronto won a thrilling 10-9 win against the 2023 Major League St. Louis Cardinals held at St. Louis Busch Stadium on the 31st (Korean time).
It was painful that starting pitcher Manoa could not last even four innings and was replaced early. Toronto got off to a good start by scoring three runs from the beginning of the first inning. However, Manoa collapsed with 9 hits and 5 runs in 3⅓ innings.
Both teams engaged in a slugfest, exchanging 5 points until the 4th inning. St. Louis starter Miles Mycholas also showed up for 10 hits and 5 runs in 3⅓ innings.
When St. Louis overturned the game 6-5 at the bottom of the 6th, Toronto tied the game again in the top of the 7th. St. Louis had a chance to load the bases safely in the bottom of the 7th inning, but only added one run with an infield ground ball.
Toronto, who took the lead 6-7, succeeded in counterattacking in the top of the 8th inning. On second and third base, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. exploded a right-handed hit with two RBIs. 8-7 reversal.
St. Louis didn’t just watch. At the end of the 8th inning, Arenado, who was surprised at the 2nd and 3rd bases safely, hit the left field with 2 RBIs and 2 bases, thrilling the home fans.
It wasn’t over yet. In the top of the 9th inning, St. Louis closer Ryan Helsley shook. Toronto lead hitter Whit Merrifield walked on base. Back-to-back hits by Kevin Kiermeier and George Springer brought the game back to 9-9.
In the ensuing 1st and 3rd bases, Bo Bi was kicked off with a ground ball to 2nd base. From 1st, 1st and 3rd base, Guerrero Jr. hit a sacrifice fly deep in the middle to bring in a runner on 3rd base. 10-9 reversed again. 온라인바카라
In the bottom of the ninth, Toronto closer Jordan Romano scrambled.
Romano got off to a stable start by striking out lead batter Tommy Edman on a swing. The second batter, Brandon Donovan, went up to 2 strikes and 2 balls. He stole the timing with the 5th pitch slider and induced a ground ball to second base.
We faced Lars Nutba in a situation where there were no runners from the second company. He scored an advantageous count by inducing a miss with 1 strike and 1 ball. Romano tricked Nutba with the slider again on the fourth pitch. Romano ended the batting battle with 34 hits.