Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin started the 2023 Major League home game against the Cleveland Guardians at Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 27th and won his third win of the season with 70 pitches, four hits two home runs, five strikeouts, and three runs two earned runs. 스포츠토토핫 His ERA rose slightly from 1.89 to 2.25.
Until he returned to the Major League mound on the 2nd after more than a year of absence due to Tommy John surgery, it was hard to find the same appearance as usual in Ryu Hyun-jin. But I got on the flow very well. Ryu Hyun-jin is showing that he can cook batters with only sophisticated control and commands even if the ball is not fast.
It was on the 8th that Ryu Hyun-jin fired a signal of resurrection. He pitched four innings of no hit against Cleveland. Since then, he has won two consecutive games against the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds, showing two runs in five innings no earned run despite bad luck in defense for two consecutive games, and playing the role of a savior in a situation where the team is in a swamp of three consecutive losses.
As a result, it was the best achievement, but the process was not smooth. Ryu Hyun-jin started the game with a solo home run by Jose Ramirez from the start of the first inning. However, Ryu Hyun-jin recorded his first three-way retirement in the second inning and tied the Cleveland batters by saving the number of pitches until the fourth inning, overcoming the crisis of second base with no outs in the third inning. And he hit a one-run home run again in the fifth inning. There were marks on the two home runs, but the pitch was not bad until the fifth inning.
Ryu Hyun-jin has never been on the mound until the sixth inning since the match against Baltimore on the 2nd. Even with the score difference as well as the number of pitches, the Toronto bench did not leave Ryu Hyun-jin to the sixth inning. However, the recent pitching was good, and on this day, he was also given a chance to take the mound in the sixth inning as he showed a match for the modifier Vintage Ryu. But it almost became a nightmare.
Ryu Hyun-jin started the inning with a hit by leadoff hitter Cole Calhoun in the sixth inning, and succeeded in inducing a grounder to third base to follow-up hitter Ramirez. And this seemed to lead to two outcounts as it led to double play. However, third baseman Matt Chapman made a catch error and faced a crisis of first and second base. The problem is that the mistake did not stop at once.
Ryu Hyun-jin also induced Oscar Gonzalez to ground out in the first and second bases. And this was also a pitch that should have been connected to the out count. However, this time, shortstop Santiago Espinal made a mistake, and Ryu Hyun-jin faced a full base crisis, and the Toronto bench, which had recently been mired in three consecutive losses, was forced to move.
Garcia, who took over the baton from Ryu Hyun-jin, already gave up a ball that hit his body to Ramon Loriano, the first batter, and Ryu Hyun-jin’s earned run increased to three points. However, as Garcia struck out all three batters that followed, Ryu Hyun-jin could have finished the inning without losing a point if there was no mistake when the inning was reconstructed, and the third run was changed to non-self-responsible.
Therefore, Ryu Hyun-jin failed to record a quality start less than three earned runs in six innings, but he left the mound with three runs two earned runs in five innings, and with the full help of the batters, he won three consecutive games in 842 days since the Oakland Braves on May 13, 2021.
There were two home runs, but compliments followed as he played enough to lead the team to victory. Ryu Hyun-jin threw 70 pitches and finished taking the mound, said Keegan Matthison in charge of Toronto at MLB.com . All of the last two ground balls should have been out-counted, he said, expressing regret over the defensive error, but raised his thumb, saying, It was hard for Ryu Hyun-jin to allow two home runs, but overall it was sharp and efficient.
And Mattison also praised Garcia for reducing Ryu Hyun-jin’s earned run and preventing the biggest crisis. After giving up a hit ball at full base, Garcia escaped the crisis by completely hacking into Cleveland’s batters, Mattison said. The bullpen saved Toronto once again.