Ryu Hyun-jin Achieves First QS of the Season Against Texas… On the Verge of Defeat due to Silence in the Batting Lineup
480 days after the Cincinnati game on May 21 last year,
QS continued to pitch perfectly until the 3rd inning,
but collapsed due to a ‘first pitch hit’ in the 4th inning.
Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) achieved his first quality start this season (6 innings or more as a starter, pitching 3 earned runs or less, QS) against the Texas Rangers,
who boast a strong hitting line, but was in danger of becoming a losing pitcher due to the silence of the batting line.
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). reaped 카지노사이트탑
The average ERA rose slightly 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 August of last year,
pitched 5 innings or less in all of the previous 7 games.
On this day, Ryu Hyun-jin pitched outstandingly early in the game.
Ryu Hyun-jin used his sharp control in the top of the first inning to effectively suppress his opponent’s batting line.
Although he allowed a walk to Robbie Grossman, he hit and caught all three batters and escaped the danger of giving up runs.
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 hitting timing with a slow curve and led to a fly ball to center field.
The 3rd episode was also perfect.
His slow curve and fastball on the border of the strike zone were excellent.
Ryu Hyun-jin caught both Leody Taveras and Jonathan Ornelas with fastballs that filled the strike zone.
Marcus Siemien handled it 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 with intent from the first pitch, as if they had planned it out.
Ryu Hyun-jin was hit by the first pitch to leadoff hitter Corey Seager,
giving up a heavy hit, and allowed a left-field two-run home run to follow-up hitter Robbie Grossman.
As the first pitch, he threw a 137.9 km cut fastball toward his body, and Grossman blew it over the left wall.
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.
Ryu Hyun-jin made a smart pitch with one out and one on first base, putting the follow-up batting line to rest.
He struck out a looking striker with a slow curve that caught Law off guard, and 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
Meanwhile, Toronto’s batting lineup continued to remain silent toward opposing starter Max 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, and then gave up a sacrifice hit to right field to Haim to fall to 0-3.
However, the last batter, Law, struck out after a missed swing.
Ryu Hyun-jin was replaced by reliever Garcia in the top of the 7th inning, making him a losing pitcher.
Toronto Blue Jays is down 0-5 as of the 7th inning, and if the game ends like this,
Ryu Hyun-jin will have his 3rd loss (3rd win) of the season.
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 in a variety of breaking balls, including change-ups (18),
cut fastballs (18), curves (16), and sinking fastballs (5).