‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) finally tasted another thrilling victory on the mound in the major leagues. It is a drama that took 444 days.안전놀이터
Ryu Hyun-jin came out as a starting pitcher in a home game against the Chicago Cubs held at Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 14th (Korean time) and pitched 5 innings, 2 hits, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and 2 runs (no earned runs) and led the team to a 11-4 victory. This became the first winning pitcher since the Los Angeles Angels expedition on May 27 last year. It is his 76 wins (46 losses) in his 178th career major league game.
Ryu Hyun-jin underwent left elbow ligament surgery on June 19 last year and was rehabilitated for a long time. There were many concerns as he was a considerable age as a player, but he endured a year and returned through a home game against the Baltimore Orioles on the 2nd of this month.
His performance prior to his return was not 100% satisfactory. He gave up 9 hits, 1 home run and 4 runs in 5 innings and became the losing pitcher. In the away game against the Cleveland Indians on the 8th, he pitched well at the beginning of the game, but was replaced early in the bottom of the 4th inning when Oscar Gonzalez hit a straight hit and missed the opportunity to become the winning pitcher.
However, Ryu Hyun-jin, who was fortunate enough to avoid a major knee injury, took a five-day break and stepped on the mound again today against the Cubs. And he threw 86 pitches in 5 innings, recording 2 hits, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and 2 runs (no earned run), and tasted the thrill of becoming a winning pitcher again.
Ryu Hyun-jin got off to a fresh start by striking out lead batter Christopher Morell on a swing in the first inning. However, he gave up first base while allowing a walk to Nico Horner. This was followed by an unfortunate defensive mistake. Ian Happ’s grounder was missed by Toronto first baseman Brandon Belt. The bounce bounced irregularly, but Tagura, who was able to catch it enough, was given an error by first baseman.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who was driven to 1st and 2nd base, was shaken for a while. He caught Cody Bellinger on a fly ball to left field before being hit by Dansby Swanson for a double through the side of third baseman. 2 runs. Although they were all non-accumulation points, it was a burdensome score for Ryu Hyun-jin.
However, Ryu Hyun-jin had colleagues. The batting line in the second inning helped the ace who returned with a large number of 5 points. First, lead batter Cavan Vizio reached base with an infield hit, and then Danny Jansen made the first and second bases safely with a ball that hit his body. Then, Dalton Basho hit a 3-run home run over the right wall from starting pitcher James Tyyon to turn the game around 3-2. Also, in the continued second-out 1st and 2nd base chances, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s timely left-handed hit and George Springer’s right-handed hit in succession broke out and ran away 5-2.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who received support fire from other ships, cruised. After finishing the previous two innings with a tripartite, he ended the inning with only one hit in the third inning. Catcher Jansen prevented Horner from stealing second base in the third inning with one out and first base, increasing the out count.
Ryu Hyun-jin gave up a walk to Bellinger, the lead batter in the 4th inning, but he overcame the crisis by hitting all subsequent hitters. Then Toronto helped Hyun-jin Ryu by adding 3 points in the 4th attack. Guerrero hit a timely hit that exceeded the height of the shortstop on the 1st and 3rd bases, and Basho, who had previously hit a come-from-behind 3-run home run, hit a 2-RBI timely hit that fell in front of the center fielder with the 2nd base loaded.
Hyun-Jin Ryu, who took the mound in the 5th inning with an 8-2 lead, met the requirements of a winning pitcher by cooking the Cubs batting line in a tripartite retreat. The Toronto bench replaced the mound with Genesis Cabrera after cleaning time, and Ryu Hyun-jin’s appearances were all over. In Toronto, Jay Jackson, who came up in the 7th, gave up 2 points, but added 3 points in the 8th to complete an 11-4 victory.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who threw 86 pitches that day, reached a maximum speed of 147km with a fastball (40 pitches). He also struck out three while throwing a mix of changeup (24 pitches), cutter (12 pitches) and curve ball (10 pitches). In the Toronto batting lineup, Basho volunteered as a helper for Ryu Hyun-jin with 2 hits in 5 at-bats, 1 home run and 5 RBIs, while Guerrero helped with 2 hits in 5 at-bats, 2 RBIs and 1 run.
Meanwhile, Tyyon, who faced Ryu Hyun-jin that day, bowed his head with 8 hits, 1 home run, 2 strikeouts and 8 runs in 3 innings. Also, Seiya Suzuki, right fielder of the Cubs, who attracted attention with a two-hit match between Korea and Japan, recorded one hit in four at-bats. Against Ryu Hyun-jin, he was silent with no hits in two at-bats.