Yusei Kikuchi takes loss on Monday
by Devon Bruce | Blue Jays Correspondent | Tue, Aug 9th 11:04am EDT
Yusei Kikuchi pitched five innings, allowing five earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four during Toronto's loss to Baltimore on Monday.
Kikuchi was hammered hard in this game, first allowing a three-run shot to Ramón Urías in the first inning, then allowing back-to-back home runs to Anthony Santander and Ryan Mountcastle in the third inning. He also issued three free passes and only induced six swinging strikes over 84 pitches. On the season Kikuchi now has a disappointing 4-6 record with a 5.13 ERA and 1.49 WHIP with an 88:46 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 79 innings pitched. He'll next take the mound in a matchup against Guardians on Sunday.
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