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The Blue Jays pitching crisis continues while Berríos is shaken by the Brewers

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jose Berrios (17) waits for Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Rowdy Tellez (11) to run the bases after giving up a two-run home run.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher José Berríos (17) is waiting for Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Rowdy Tellez (11) to run the base after giving up on a two-run home run. USA Today Sports

Milwalky — Is it a blip or a crisis of full bloom on the Blue Jays mound?

It's starting to spin and go through the slides you care about, and as a result, it's starting to look like the latter to the team holding Wild. The card playoff spots disappear significantly.

For the second day in a row, Jaze's starter was stuck in three innings. This time, José Berríos scored eight runs in the first two frames as the team lost to the Brewers 10-3 on a sunny Sunday at the American Family Field.

Charlie Montoyo, who saw the once-respected rotation struggle with his performance and confidence, never loses his struggle.

"After all, it's pitching," said Montoyo, who is increasingly dissatisfied with the difficulties the team is experiencing on the mound. "Pitching is necessary for us to keep running and play well, but that hasn't happened in the last few days."

In fact, for some time It was inconsistent.

Jaze sent them in 3-7 runs in the last 10 times on a rough trip where two out of three people were lost both here and in Chicago. Suddenly, they were behind Boston and finished third in the AL East. With Tampa Bay Rays.

When both of these teams come to Toronto for a total of eight games in the next seven days, things are in a hurry, without the stability of the pitching staff, as relief also pays for the starter. Can be scary. I have a hard time.

"It's hard," Montoyo said. "It's straining the bullpen. The whole road trip was straining the bullpen.

" It all comes down to pitching and you're as good as the next starter. "

Sunday was another rough match for the friendly Berríos, who abandoned eight runs with eight hits, including two runs, in the first two innings. In his previous start in Chicago early in the trip, Berríos allowed 9 hits and 6 runs in just 4 innings.

"I'm competitive for a guy like me," Berríos said, whether he's frustrated after a series of rough outings pitched with 6.2 innings. I said when asked. "Sure, I don't want to be in my current position.

" One of the things I know is that I have another opportunity within 5 days, so I want to get ready for my next outing.

Struggling to heal Yusei Kikuchi's miserable efforts the day before, two of Toronto's latest starters join together to score just 14 outs in two games against Brewers. Did.

Combining that with the damage inflicted on Jaze's bullpen, the situation is beginning to look even worse day by day for the team.

At least for Jays, Kevin Gausman, Ross Stripling and Alek Manoah will face Socks, who are currently playing in front of Toronto. After that, the rotation becomes a mystery, with five matches against the raises, including Saturday's doubleheader.

Given the work recently given to the bullpen, Montoyo sent out Berríos three times on Sunday. .. There are no dice.

Hit by pitch and subsequent walks, which was it for Berríos, caused another long procession of rescuers.

"We need to cover 9 innings," Montoyo said. "So we had to leave him there."

Certainly a desperate era.


To insult the recent Jaze injuries, both Berríos home runs have left the bat of former Jaze first baseman Rowdy Tellez to give 13 to the season. But optimism was short-lived, and Jays actually got off to a good start. Alejandro Kirk hit a three-run homer in the first and tenth ... but Brewers scored three points in the bottom half, including two-running Teleshomer, the second five more. … After missing three games due to elbow discomfort, George Springer returned to the lineup and play center field. Springer won the lead-off single and started the day with at least a positive attitude.

What's next?

Jays pitching coach Pete Walker was properly impressed with Max Castillo's four-inning shutout ball, which was interrupted by seven strikeouts on Saturday.

But that doesn't mean that Jaze sees Castillo as a solution after two major league outings. The first outing was a disaster for the Yankees.

Hope is that he will be able to step up his outing on Saturday and show relief when the team is in the lead.

"He hasn't had any major league level experience yet," Walker said. "But he went out there and was comfortable and very calm. He threw a strike and attacked the zone.

" He's great to keep us in the game I did my job. "

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