The Tampa Bay Race of the US Major League (ML) is heating up at the beginning of the 2023 season.
Tampa Bay won 9-3 against the Boston Red Sox in the 2023 Major League home game held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA on the 14th (Korean time).
With this victory, Tampa Bay tied the record for the most consecutive wins since 1920, which is considered the starting point of modern baseball. Tied with the 1982 Atlanta Braves and the 1987 Milwaukee Brewers.
Tampa Bay’s run is significant in that they are a small market team with a total annual salary of only 28th out of 30 major league teams. According to Spottrak, an American salary statistics media, Tampa Bay’s total annual salary is about $74.5 million, ahead of only two teams: the Baltimore Orioles (about $65 million) and the Oakland Athletics (about $58.2 million). Of course, there are few players with name value, with only two players with All-Star experience, Brandon Lau and Shane McLanahan.
The reason why the major leagues are enthusiastic about such an obscure team is not simply because they set a record for opening winning streaks. It was thanks to the momentum that ended up overturning a losing game. The representative game was an away game against the Washington Nationals on the 5th. At this time, starter Josh Fleming collapsed with 5 runs in 3 innings, and Tampa Bay was dragged to the end of the game 4-5. According to MLB.com, when an additional run was given at the end of the 7th inning, Tampa Bay’s chance of winning dropped to 7.9%, and the defeat was obvious.
However, Tampa Bay eventually overturned the 92.1% chance of defeat. In the top of the 8th inning, Randy Arozarena made up for one point with an RBI, a timely hit through the left-middle outfield, and in the top of the 9th, Luke Reilly and Josh Lowe succeeded in turning the game around 7-6 with consecutive home runs. Tampa Bay later added three more points and won 10-6. 토토사이트
On this day, Tampa Bay also showed its potential and achieved a tie record for the most consecutive wins in the opening game with a come-from-behind victory. It was trailing 1-3 until the beginning of the 5th inning, but Lau, Arozarena, Manuel Mago and Harold Ramirez hit consecutive timely hits from 2nd, 1st and 3rd bases, scoring 7 runs at the end of the 5th inning and turning around.
A solid mound laid the foundation for many come-from-behind victories. Until the game on the 14th, Tampa Bay’s team ERA was 2.23, ranking first in the major leagues. Also, according to MLB.com, Tampa Bay’s 13 game +71 goal difference is the most in modern baseball. Only the 1884 St. Louis Maroons, +115, and the 1884 New York Gothams, +73, were teams prior to 1893 when the mound was moved to its current distance.
Tampa Bay, which shows a solid appearance in both pitches and hits, challenges the 1884 St. Louis Maroons’ opening 20-game winning streak. The opponent is the Toronto Blue Jays.