Ryu Hyun-jin, QS After 480 Days… Due to the silence of the batting lineup, the losing pitcher against Texas
6 innings, 3 runs allowed… He pitched well but allowed a two-run shot in the 4th inning, his third loss of the season.
Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) achieved his first quality start this season (6 or more innings as a starter, pitching 3 earned runs or less, QS) against the Texas Rangers,
who boast a strong hitting line, but became the losing pitcher due to the silence of the team’s batting lineup. 온라인카지노
Ryu Hyun-jin had 5 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, and 3 runs (3 earned runs) in 6 innings in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB)
home game against Texas held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 13th (Korean time).
He was replaced in defense in the top of the 7th inning when the score was 0-3.
Toronto struggled with the opposing team’s veteran starting pitcher Max Scherzer and ended up losing 3-6, and Ryu Hyun-jin suffered his third loss (3 wins) of the season.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s season ERA rose from 2.65 to 2.93.
It has been 480 days since Ryu Hyun-jin achieved QS against the Cincinnati Reds on May 21 last year (6 scoreless innings).
Ryu Hyun-jin returned to the big leagues last month after undergoing left elbow ligament fusion surgery (Tommy John surgery) in June of last year, and pitched 5 innings or less in all of the last 7 games.
On this day, Ryu Hyun-jin pitched well in the early stages of the game with excellent control.
Although he allowed one walk in the top of the first inning, he escaped the risk of allowing runs by hitting all three of Texas’ main hitters, including Marcus Sieger, Corey Seager, and Mitch Garber.
The second episode ended with a three-way victory.
Leadoff hitter Jonah Haim was caught with a ground ball to third base, and Nathaniel Law was caught with a fly ball to left field.
Ezequiel Duran broke the batting timing with a slow curve and led to a fly ball to center field.
The 3rd episode was also perfect.
After showing a slow curve, he developed a pattern of overpowering opposing batters with a ‘blade fastball’ that straddles the border of the strike zone.
Ryu Hyun-jin struck out Leody Taveras with a foul fly to first base and Jonathan Ornelas with a looking strikeout.
They all used fastballs that filled the strike zone as the deciding pitch.
The follow-up batter, Simeon, also induced an infield ground ball with a cut fastball that hit the outside strike zone.
The problem was the 4th inning where the batters were easy to hit.
The Texas batters struck from the first pitch as if they had planned it out.
Ryu Hyun-jin was hit by the first pitch to leadoff hitter Seager, giving up a heavy hit,
allowed a left-field two-run home run to follow-up hitter Robbie Grossman.
Grossman blew the 137.9 km cut fastball thrown as the first pitch over the left fence.
Ryu Hyun-jin caught the follow-up batter, March Garber, with a grounder to shortstop,
but suffered another heavy hit from Haim.
This time, I was attacked on the first pitch.
However, Ryu Hyun-jin was no longer shaken.
He made a smart pitch in the ensuing game with one out and one on first base,
putting the subsequent batting line to rest.
He struck out a looking striker with a slow curve that caught Law off guard,
Duran also induced a ground ball with a curve.
In the 5th inning, when he was down 0-2, he pitched perfectly again.
He eliminated three batters with 9 balls.
Taveras struck out looking with a fastball to the body, and Onelas and Simeon both struck out with changeups.
Toronto’s batting lineup remained silent, completely tied to opposing starting pitcher Scherzer.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who did not receive support from the batting lineup,
gave up an additional run on defense in the top of the sixth inning.
First, he gave up a double to right-handed that was missed by lead hitter Seager.
Right fielder George Springer tried to make a sliding catch but failed, and Seager landed on second base.
Ryu Hyun-jin later allowed a hit to right to Gaber, putting the team on first and third base with one out,
then gave Haim the third run on a sacrifice hit to right field.
However, the last batter, Law, struck out after a missed swing.
Toronto’s bullpen was shaken in the 7th inning when Ryu Hyun-jin came off the mound, allowing two more runs, and giving up the game without much resistance.
On this day, Ryu Hyun-jin threw 82 balls.
The highest speed of his fastballs (25) was 90.6 miles per hour (145.8 km),
the average speed was 88.9 miles per hour (143.1 km).
He also threw a variety of breaking balls, including change-ups (18),
cut fastballs (18), curves (16), and sinking fastballs (5).
With this loss, Toronto lost second place in the MLB American League wild card to Texas.
The right to advance to the MLB postseason is given to the top 3 wild cards.
Texas’ starting pitcher Scherzer allowed no runs until the sixth inning with one out,
but was forced to withdraw after feeling a health problem.
Scherzer is one of the best pitchers of his time, winning the Cy Young Award three times.
He also receives the highest salary in MLB this season ($43.33 million).