1st place in AL batting and OPS? Ryu Hyun-jin, who was blocked by QS in 480 days, was an ‘ace’… A batting lineup that exploded late, TOR eventually overturned the WC rankings

Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin showed off his best pitching of the season, recording a quality start (3 earned runs or less in 6 innings) in 480 days after returning from Tommy John surgery. However, there were two points of disappointment. He has hit home runs in four consecutive games and is silent in the batting lineup.

Ryu Hyun-jin started the home match against the Texas Rangers in the 2023 Major League Baseball League held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 13th (Korean time) and pitched 82 pitches, allowed 5 hits (1 home run), walked 5, struck out 5, and allowed 3 runs in 6 innings. He recorded his first quality start since returning from surgery with (3 earned runs), but suffered his third loss of the season. His earned run average rose from 2.65 to 2.93.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who is being thoroughly managed by the club because he underwent Tommy John surgery, experienced the disappointment of losing in his return game. However, from the second game, he began to show his true value. After pitching 4 no-hit innings against the Cleveland Guardians, Ryu Hyun-jin showed solid pitching in the match between the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, and Cleveland, allowing 2 runs in 5 innings, and ran for his 3rd consecutive win.

The problem was September. At Coors Field, the home stadium of the Colorado Rockies, who had shown poor performance throughout his career, Ryu Hyun-jin showed off his potential by allowing only 2 runs in 5 innings. In his previous match against the Oakland Athletics, he also allowed 2 runs in 5 innings. However, in the game against Colorado, the bullpen was unable to preserve the victory, and against Oakland, the batting line was silent and did not achieve victory despite doing ‘their part’.

Hyun-Jin Ryu was given the important role of starting pitcher in Toronto’s most difficult situation, as he had nothing to do with victory. Before the game on the 13th, Toronto was ranked 2nd in the American League wild card, but was 0.5 games behind Texas and 1 game behind the Seattle Mariners. Ryu Hyun-jin showed off his best pitching after Tommy John surgery, but the one home run he hit was very harsh.

# Ryu Hyun-jin was perfect in the early part of the game

. Ryu Hyun-jin’s early game was solid. The only blemish was that he only walked one in the first inning. In the first inning, Ryu Hyun-jin caught leadoff hitter Marcus Semien with a foul fly to first base and then tied up Corey Seager with a grounder to second base, catching Semien-Seager, who can be considered the strongest ‘table setter’ in the major league. Afterwards, he gave up a walk in the game against Robbie Grossman, but set up the follow-up batter, Mitch Garber, on a catcher’s foul fly, ending a scoreless start.

The Texas batting line is ranked 2nd in team batting average and 3rd in OPS among 30 major league teams, and its offensive power is so outstanding that both of these indicators rank first in the American League. However, it was not a big obstacle for Ryu Hyun-jin. Ryu Hyun-jin was helped by Cavan Biggio’s catch on Jonah Haim’s third baseman’s strike in the second inning, and he turned all subsequent batters, including Nate Rowe and Ezekiel Duran, into fly balls, creating the first ‘three-way strike’ inning.

The lean pitching continued in the third inning. Ryu Hyun-jin made his first out count by catching lead hitter Leo Di Taveras with a fly ball to first base. Then, in the game against Jonathan Oneras, he struck out his first strikeout by hitting an 89.9 mile (approximately 144.7 km) four-seam ball toward his body on the fifth pitch. And when he tied up former Toronto teammate Semien with a ground ball to shortstop, he literally blocked the best batting line in the American League.

# Ryu Hyun-jin, who hit a home run in two consecutive games,

had a solid pitching performance of 5 innings and 2 runs in 5 consecutive games until this day, but if he had any regrets, it was the home run. Although it did not have a significant impact on the win or loss, Ryu Hyun-jin hit two home runs in a match against the Cleveland Guardians on the 27th of last month. In addition, he allowed one home run in the game against the Colorado Rockies held at Coors Field on the 2nd. In the case of Coors Field, because it is located in a high mountain area, the distance of batted balls tends to be longer, but the home runs in two consecutive games were definitely disappointing.

Of all the home runs Hyun-jin Ryu has hit this season, the most violent one was in his previous appearance. While Ryu Hyun-jin was ahead 1-0 in the match against the Oakland Athletics, he hit a four-seam fastball to Carlos Perez on the low course of the fifth pitch, but was attacked and allowed a two-run home run. Toronto’s batting line, which had provided plenty of scoring support when Ryu Hyun-jin took the mound, was silent in the game, and the home run was the decisive factor in Ryu Hyun-jin suffering his second loss.토토사이트

What Ryu Hyun-jin should have been most wary of on this day was a home run, and the concerns became reality. Ryu Hyun-jin, who had tied up the Texas batting lineup until the third inning, started the inning in the top of the fourth when he was hit by leadoff hitter Seager. First hit. Ryu Hyun-jin allowed a hit by using a cutter to Seager, but he also chose a cutter on the first pitch to the follow-up hitter Grossman. However, this ball ended up in the middle of the strike zone rather than towards Grossman’s body, and it led to a two-run home run that went over the left wall.

As the opposing starting pitcher was Max Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner and a Major League Living Legend, the home runs he allowed while pitching flawlessly had a significant impact. What was fortunate, though, was that even though Haim had his third hit of the day, he ended the inning by tying up the Texas batting line without allowing any runs.