US Major League (MLB) Toronto Blue Jays Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 27th, when the Cleveland Guardians game was held 바카라사이트. Toronto starting pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin threw a curveball to Andres Jimenez, who was at bat with two outs in the fourth inning, as the deciding ball. Jimenez’s bat was spinning on this ball that fell toward the catcher’s mitt with a long trajectory. The speed limit of this curve was only 104 km/h. This ball was the slowest among the balls that pitchers induced to miss in MLB in the 2023 season. It was a scene showing that Ryu Hyun-jin, who even challenged the Cy Young Award with a fast ball that goes over 150 km per hour and a change-up that steals timing, has completely transformed into a ‘technical pitcher’.
Ryu Hyun-jin won his 3rd win (1 loss) this season with his skill and control.
Ryu Hyun-jin led Toronto to an 8-3 victory, recording 4 hits and 3 runs (2 earned) in 5 innings that day. He threw 70 pitches, 49 of which were strikes. Among his 29 four-seam fastballs, his highest velocity was only 146 km/h, making him unattractive in the big leagues. However, Ryu Hyun-jin’s fastball crossed the strike zone freely. On top of that, he mixed up 13 curveballs, 19 changeups and another 9 cutters to cripple Cleveland. Ryu Hyun-jin did not give up a single walk and struck out five.
He was anxious about starting. After one out in the first inning, a 141km/h fastball was hit by Jose Ramines, giving him the lead with a solo home run. The Toronto lineup scored 3 runs at the end of the first inning, turning the tide of the game 3-1 and lightening Ryu Hyun-jin’s shoulders. Ryu Hyun-jin was once again hit by a solo shot by Tyler Freeman after one out in the 5th inning, but ended the inning without any additional runs.
Ryu Hyun-jin went to the mound in the top of the 6th inning with a 5-2 lead, but it was regrettable that he could not achieve a quality start (3 earned runs in 6 or more starting innings) as Toronto infielders continued to make mistakes. Ryu Hyun-jin, who gave up a right-handed hit to first batter Cole Calhoun, expected a double hit by inducing Ramirez, the follow-up hitter, to ground a ball to the third baseman’s side. However, third baseman Matt Chapman made a mistake, and Ryu Hyun-jin faced a crisis with no 1st and 2nd base. Ryu Hyun-jin induced the next batter, Oscar Gonzalez, to ground again, but this time shortstop Santiago Espinal spilled the ball. Ryu Hyun-jin, who was driven to full base with one hit and two errors, has already passed the mound to Garcia. As Garcia gave Ramon Loreano a hit ball, Ryu Hyun-jin lost his third run, but it was recorded as an undoing due to an error. Ryu Hyun-jin’s ERA slightly rose from 1.89 to 2.25.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s velocity has decreased, but he is producing the performance of a top pitcher in the league with more sophisticated control than before, allowing only 5 walks while throwing 24 innings in 5 games and striking out 20. His batting average is only 0.211 and his WHIP (percentage on base allowed per inning) is 1.00.
After the game, Toronto coach John Schneider praised Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitching, saying, “It is efficient and has great control.” Ryu Hyun-jin said, “The most important thing is that I have regained my health (recovery of control) is not surprising.”