It is Ryu Hyun-jin who came off the mound due to an injury despite pitching 4 innings with no hits.스포츠토토

Ryu Hyun-jin started the 2023 Major League Cleveland Guardians away game at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on the 8th (Korean time) and recorded 4 innings, no hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and no runs. 52 pitches.

Ryu Hyun-jin’s first victory challenge in 438 days

Hyun-jin Ryu became a losing pitcher with 9 hits (1 home run) and 4 runs in 5 innings in a pitching match against the Baltimore Orioles on the 2nd. He posted a top speed of 146.5 km at the time and an average speed of 143 km per hour. In June of last year, he received some passing marks on the mound, which he had climbed 14 months after elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery). Toronto coach John Schneider gave a positive evaluation in an interview with local media, saying, “(Ryu Hyun-jin’s) changeup, curve, and fastball were all impressive.”

In particular, there was also a change in velocity every inning. His redemption, which started at 88.1 miles per round at the time, rose to 89.2 miles in the last five times. It is safe to say that he had a successful comeback match as he showed better performance with each inning.

Cleveland’s lineup weakened, Ryu Hyun-jin’s ‘good news’

Cleveland is showing weaker power compared to Baltimore’s lineup against Ryu Hyun-jin. As of the game on the 8th, Cleveland is 11th out of 15 American League teams with a season record of 54 wins and 58 losses.

In particular, the team’s home runs (84) are the lowest in the major leagues (30th), and the team’s slugging percentage (0.382) is also 27th. In the last 5 games, the team’s batting average was silent at 0.194, resulting in 4 losses. Here, if you expand the range to 9 games, it shows a gloomy connection to the batting line, stopping at less than 5 points in a row.

In addition, Josh Bell and Ahmed Rosario, who served as the team’s key hitters, moved to the Miami Marlins and LA Dodgers, respectively, and Josh Naylor, who was the only one with a batting average of 300, was out due to a side injury.

It was predicted that Cleveland, Ryu Hyun-jin, who is showing a confused team atmosphere in many ways, will easily succeed in hunting for the first victory.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Guardians Starting Lineup

The Toronto lineup to help Ryu Hyun-jin that day is Davis Schneider (left fielder) – Brandon Belt (designated hitter) – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (first baseman) – George Springer (right fielder) – Danny Jensen (catcher) – Matt Chapman (third baseman) – Dalton Basho (center fielder) – Cavan Biggio (second baseman) – Paul De Jong (shortstop).

Cleveland’s opponents Stephen Kwan (left fielder) – Andres Jimenez (2nd baseman) – Jose Ramirez (3rd baseman) – Oscar Gonzalez (designated hitter) – Cole Calhoun (right fielder) – Gabriel Arias (1st baseman) – Brian Lochio (shortstop) -Miles Straw (center fielder) -Beau Naylor (catcher) has built a batting line.

Cleveland’s starting pitcher is right-hander Gavin Williams. As a rookie player who first stepped on the big leagues in June of this season, he posted a season record of 1 win, 3 losses and an average ERA of 3.38. In the last 4 games, all of them pitched less than 5 innings, showing poor condition.

Ryu Hyun-jin ‘It’s a good start’

Ryu Hyun-jin, who gave the lead batter on base for 4 consecutive innings in the last game, got off to a fresh start in the first inning of the game. Stephen Kwan, the leader, was treated with a ground ball by the first baseman. Then, he seemed to treat Jimenez as a shortstop grounder, but the first base umpire ruled it safe. Immediately, the Toronto bench moved. I thought about applying for a video review, and eventually applied for a review. As a result of the reading that lasted about 3 minutes, the decision was reversed to an out. From the standpoint of the Toronto bench, the video review request was a bet on the game. If the safe, which was the centrifugal court, is maintained, it is because you could not apply for a video review until the 7th inning. However, by changing the centrifuge, not only the out count, but also Ryu Hyun-jin’s shoulders were made lighter. Ryu Hyun-jin then caught Ramirez with a pitcher grounder. Even though it was a strong batted ball of 99.4 mph, he calmly handled the batting ball and made a tripartite inning.

The hot fight continued in the second episode. Leading Gonzalez was treated as a floating ball in right field after a 5-pitch game. Calhoun also caught a fly ball in left field and made two outs in an instant. Against Arias, Ryu Hyun-jin’s changeup, which is called the deciding ball, was powerful. Ryu Hyun-jin chose four consecutive outside balls to catch Arias, and induced a swing miss with a three-pitch change-up, striking out on a swing.

In the third inning, he struck out the lead Rokio. He used breaking balls such as curveball, fastball, and changeup, and turned the last 5 pitches into fastballs to the body and struck out looking. The subsequent throw was treated as a floating ball in right field. Also, the opponent with Naylor was a bit difficult. Ryu Hyun-jin played a game that went up to 8 pitches and blocked it with a ground ball from the second baseman. At this time, there was a crisis when second baseman Vizio dropped a batted ball once, but there was no problem in catching an out.

The fourth inning also started well. The lead Kwan was treated as a second baseman ground ball. However, he unfortunately gave up a walk after a full count match with the follow-up Gimenez. 1 out 1 base. Ryu Hyun-jin, who sent out a runner for the first time, showed his concentration. Ramirez was treated as a floating ball in right field and put out an urgent fire. Afterwards, he blocked Gonzalez with a pitcher grounder to end the inning. 

However, it is Ryu Hyun-jin who was injured here. He was hit in the right ankle by Gonzalez’s assault ball, and eventually sat down on the pitch. The Toronto bench immediately sent out a training team to check the condition, and made sure not to overdo Hyun-jin Ryu. Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitching, which continued with a no-hit and no-run in 4 innings, ended here.

It was even more disappointing because he continued his good pitching. However, it is a great harvest that he continued pitching scoreless in the second appearance of the season. 

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