Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto) is challenging for three consecutive wins. We meet Cleveland again with the memory of the ‘no hit’ reverse.
On the 25th, Toronto announced that it would start three consecutive weekend home games against Cleveland, and predicted Ryu Hyun-jin as the starting pitcher on the 27th, the second game.메이저놀이터
Cleveland is the second opponent Ryu Hyun-jin faced after returning from rehabilitation for about a year. It is also a team that did not even get a single hit in Ryu Hyun-jin’s blade control.
Ryu Hyun-jin gave up only one walk and no hits in 4 innings against Cleveland on the 8th and fought hard with no runs. He was hit in the knee by a batted ball as he took the last out count in the fourth inning, but could not throw more, but pitched outstandingly. In his first appearance against Baltimore on the 2nd, Ryu Hyun-jin, who had 9 hits, including 4 long hits, began to show signs of a revival from the very next game, the same day.
Ryu Hyun-jin has been showing his strengths one by one every time he pitches. On the 14th, after a good pitch against Cleveland, against the Chicago Cubs, he won his first win with 2 hits and 2 runs in 5 innings with his changeup, which was fully alive. Against Cincinnati on the 21st, his curve drew attention. On this day, when right-handed batters dominated, the Cincinnati lineup actively responded to the changeup at the beginning of the game, and Ryu Hyun-jin turned to the curve. In particular, after showing a fast ball against hitters who hit the bat aggressively, he threw a very slow curve of the 100km range, stealing the timing and striking out. On the day of his second win with 4 hits, 7 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 5 innings (own charge), praise poured in for Ryu Hyun-jin’s paced pitching.
Ryu Hyun-jin has not yet fully raised his restraint. Among the four games after his return, the highest fastball speed was 91.1 miles (146.6 km) recorded against the Cubs on the 14th. The game in which his fastball average velocity was the fastest was 89 miles (143.2 km) against Baltimore on the 2nd day of his first appearance. As soon as Hyun-jin Ryu fully regains control, he is winning by using 100% of the strength of his breaking balls with the highest velocity around 90 miles (144.8 km). He allowed 4 runs in his first game only, and after that, he had a non-book streak in 3 consecutive games, and his ERA in 4 games was lowered to 1.89.
The match against Cleveland on the 8th was the game where Ryu Hyun-jin’s specialty, the changeup, began to revive. At the time, Cleveland batters couldn’t touch Hyun-Jin Ryu’s ball. On this day, when the number of pitches was 52 by throwing only 4 innings, Ryu Hyun-jin threw 11 changeups. Batters turned their bats in 9 of them, and in 5 more than half, they swung and missed. The Cleveland batters, who were thoroughly beaten in the meeting with Ryu Hyun-jin this season due to their weak offense, are expected to decide whether Ryu Hyun-jin will win three times or not.
The Cleveland selection that Ryu Hyun-jin will face on this day is left-hander Logan Allen. He is a 25-year-old Young-gun who debuted in the big leagues this year and is fighting well with 6 wins and 6 losses and an average ERA of 3.31 in 19 games.