144.3 billion won investment is not a waste. The Toronto Blue Jays are smiling at the great performance of ace Kevin Gausman (32).

Gaussman started the match against the Detroit Tigers in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 13th (Korean time).

Gaussman was in good condition enough to record quality starts (less than 3 earned runs in 6 starting innings) in all 2 games since the opening until this day. And on this day, the trend continued.스포츠토토

In the 1st to 3rd innings, Gaussman continued clean pitching by blocking the opponent’s batting line with a tripartite throw. His first run was in the top of the 4th inning. After one shot, he was hit by a solo shot by Nick May-tan that went behind center fielder and was pulled 0-1.

Gaussman, who was shaken for a moment, gave up an extra point in the top of the 7th inning when the game was tight 1-1. With 2nd out and 1st base, Kerry Carpenter gave up a 2-run home run that went over the middle right, making it 1-3. In the top of the 8th inning, lead hitter Miguel Cabrera hit a double and sent a runner in scoring range, but he overcame the crisis by blocking the follow-up hitter well. After that, he was replaced by relief pitcher Tim Meiza in the top of the ninth inning and finished the mound that day.

His final performance was 8 innings, 5 hits (2 home runs), no runs, 4 walks, 11 strikeouts and 3 runs. The team defeated Detroit 4-3 with a walk-off victory in the bottom of the 10th. Gaussman didn’t record a victory, but he pitched well and made a stepping stone to the team’s victory.

Ahead of last season, Gaussman wore a Toronto uniform with a five-year, $110 million (approximately 144.3 billion won) free agent (FA) contract. At the time, Canadian local media ‘Pasion MLB’ showed a question mark about signing a long-term contract, saying, “Gausman will face a lot of adversity in Toronto.” The ups and downs in the first half of the 2021 season (1.73 ERA) and the second half (4.43 ERA) were a problem.

There were many concerns, but Gaussman, who wore a Toronto uniform, did his part last year with 12-10, 174⅔ innings, an average ERA of 3.35 and 205 strikeouts. It was a huge performance of 144.3 billion won.

Gaussman is fighting hard this season as well. He has 3 games, 1 win, 1 loss, 20 innings, 1.35 earned run average and 25 strikeouts. He is holding off opponents with just 3 earned runs along with quality starts every game.

Toronto’s big picture, which gave a huge amount of money, hit the mark. If he continues his steady performance as he does now, it will not be long before the large-scale free agent contract full of questions will be called the best hyeja contract ever.

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