Korean Monster’ took a ‘shot’ at the last place team
- on Sep 08, 2023
The only thing that is disappointing for ‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), who successfully returned to the Major League (MLB) stage 14 months after undergoing elbow surgery expected to play against Texas on the 13th, is his inning digestion ability . Except for the game against the Cleveland Guardians, where he pitched only 4 innings due to being hit by a batted ball, he only pitched 5 innings in each of the remaining 5 games.
It can be seen as the Toronto coaching staff’s consideration for Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent surgery, but it was necessary to show Ryu Hyun-jin pitching more than 6 innings to announce that he had returned to a ‘complete’ starting pitcher.
Therefore, fans expected Ryu Hyun-jin to make his first quality start (6 innings or more and 3 earned runs or less as a starter) after his return in the away game against the Oakland Athletics held at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA on the 7th. This is because Oakland is the last team in MLB overall in terms of winning percentage, and their team batting average is also the lowest at 0.224.
However, on this day, Ryu Hyun-jin only lasted 5 innings. Ryu Hyun-jin recorded 5 hits (1 home run), 5 strikeouts, 1 walk, and 2 runs in 5 innings, then turned the mound over to Trevor Richards in the 6th inning when he was down 1-2. As soon as Richards came up in the 6th inning, he had consecutive hits and then hit a 3-run home run from Kevin Smith, widening the score gap to 1-5. As Toronto lost 2-5, Ryu Hyun-jin suffered his second loss (3rd win) of the season. His earned run average rose from 2.48 to 2.65. The number of pitches is 77.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who had only one hit and no runs until the third inning, threw a 145.6 km/h fastball to the body with 2B and 2S on the ball count of 2B and 2S in the 4th inning, giving up a left-field two-run home run to Carles Perez. It was the only goal of the day. The subsequent crisis was prevented without conceding any runs thanks to unique management skills, so allowing home runs was even more disappointing.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who gave up only 8 stolen bases in the 10 years he played in the big league because he is a left-handed pitcher and has a simple pitching form, making it difficult for runners to find the timing to steal bases, allowed 3 stolen bases on this day alone. There is also the impact of starting catcher Danny Jansen missing due to a fractured finger, so he played with backup catcher Tyler Heineman, and Esteuri Lewis, who stole two bases, is also a ‘great thief’, ranking first in total steals in MLB with 58 steals including today.온라인카지노
After the game, Toronto coach John Schneider said, “This is the first time this season that Ryu Hyun-jin started after four days of rest, so we did not let him pitch many innings.” MLB.com pointed out the disappointment of the batting lineup, saying, “Toronto’s batting lineup did not score enough points.”
Ryu Hyun-jin is expected to play in the home game against the Texas Rangers on the 13th. Texas is fiercely competing with Toronto for the third place in the wild card, so Ryu Hyun-jin’s good pitching is even more urgent.