Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) is maintaining a sense of stability by pitching 5 or more innings and giving up 3 earned runs or less in 6 consecutive games. He is receiving praise from the local media every time he pitches for his unique ‘art pitching.’먹튀검증
In the game against the Texas Rangers held at home (Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on the 13th (Korean time), he recorded a quality start (6 innings, 3 runs) for the first time in 480 days. He became the losing pitcher in two consecutive games following the game against the Oakland Athletics on the 8th, when he allowed two runs in five innings, but his pitching was good. It is also encouraging that he played 6 innings even though the number of pitches was being managed around 80 for injury management purposes.
His only regret is that his home run and run rate is high. In the game against Texas on the 13th, he was hit by leadoff hitter Corey Seager in the top of the 4th inning and then allowed a two-run home run to left against Robbie Grossman. If it weren’t for this mistake, he wouldn’t have been pushed out of the ‘starting match’ with three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (Texas).
Ryu Hyun-jin became the losing pitcher in the game against Oakland on the 8th due to a home run. In the bottom of the 4th inning, when Toronto was ahead 1-0, Carlos Perez hit a left-field home run with one runner on. His only run was recorded as this home run.
In the game against the Colorado Rockies on the 2nd, he gave up 2 runs in 5 innings and struggled at Coors Field, the ‘graveyard of pitchers’, but left a mark after hitting a two-run home run by Elephuris Montero in the bottom of the 4th inning. In the game against the Cleveland Guardians on the 27th of last month, he allowed two solo shots to opposing hitter Jose Ramirez in the first inning and Tyler “Shin-e” Freeman in the fifth inning. In the Cleveland game, the only runs allowed were home runs.
There was almost no mismatch. The two-run home run allowed to Grossman in the game against Texas on the 13th also went well into the body with a cut fastball. As for the home run hit by Perez in the game against Oakland on the 8th, the batter did well to kick up a four-seam fastball that was slightly in the strike zone near the batter’s body (for right-handed batters).
The home run hit by Montero in the game against Colorado on the 2nd had a changeup that went somewhat to the center. This ball was a miss. The same goes for his changeup, which was hit by Gunner Henderson in the 6th inning against the Baltimore Orioles on August 2nd, which was his return game.
However, it is correct to say that the opposing batter responded well to the low curveball he threw when allowing a home run to Freeman in the 5th inning against Cleveland on the 27th of last month, and the high course fastball he threw to Ramirez in the 2nd inning. Of the six home runs this season, only two were missed throws.
Even after his 13-month rehabilitation hiatus, Ryu Hyun-jin has erased concerns about his lack of sense in practice and is showing great pitching day after day. In the game against Cleveland on the 8th of last month, he was only able to complete 4 innings due to an unexpected variable in which the batted ball hit his knee, but in all 7 other games, he pitched more than 5 innings. Excluding his return game (against the Orioles on August 2), he has never given up more than 3 runs in a game.
Ryu Hyun-jin is recording 75.8 pitches per game (total 606 pitches). Of his six home runs, only two were off pitches. The quality of the other 599 pitches is too high to criticize the content of the pitches. The reason for the recent two consecutive losses was the batting lineup’s silence in scoring. Ryu Hyun-jin is in good health.