Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin (36) showed perfect pitching. Not only teammates, but also the local media praised him.

Ryu Hyun-jin stood on the mound as a starting pitcher in an away game against the Cincinnati Reds in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Crate American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on the 21st (Korean time). On this day, Ryu Hyun-jin fought hard with 4 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts and 2 runs (without an earned run) in 5 innings. Ryu Hyun-jin, who continued to show good form after returning from injury, led Toronto to a 10-3 victory and harvested 2 wins (1 loss) of the season. His earned run average was lowered to 1.89.

Throughout the game, Ryu Hyun-jin threw a powerful ball. He sealed the Cincinnati batting line with his bladed pitch that pierced every corner of the strike zone. He threw a fastball, changeup, curveball, and cut fastball. In particular, he caught Cincinnati batters off guard by throwing not only a changeup but also a curveball and a cut fastball as a deciding ball. His curveball was particularly powerful. He fooled opposing hitters with a 60 mph vs. slow curveball. It was a satisfactory result for Ryu Hyun-jin himself. Ben Nicholson-Smith of Canadian media ‘Sportsnet’ said on his SNS, “Ryu Hyun-jin also gave his curve a perfect score of 100.”

Ryu Hyun-jin underwent elbow ligament joint surgery in August last year. After going through a long rehabilitation tunnel, he is back on the mound and is showing off his amazing performance. On the 14th, he started in a home game against the Chicago Cubs held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and recorded 2 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 2 runs in 5 innings. He led Toronto to an 11-4 win, his first win since his return. It was a victory won 444 days after the Los Angeles Angels match on May 27 last year.

And Ryu Hyun-jin continued his momentum and recorded a winning streak. It has been 450 days since Ryu Hyun-jin recorded a winning streak. Ryu Hyun-jin, who recorded 6 scoreless innings against Cincinnati on May 21 last year, became a winning pitcher until the Angels match.

In fact, it was unknown whether Ryu Hyun-jin would be able to recover his performance due to his considerable age in his late 30s. The local media also sent a skeptical view, but Ryu Hyun-jin showed off his prime and revived perfectly., the official homepage of Major League Baseball, also focused on Ryu Hyun-jin’s performance. The media said, ‘Ryu Hyun-jin is back. It was a game that reminded me of what it was like to watch Ryu Hyun-jin in his prime,” he praised. At the same time, ‘Ryu Hyun-jin does not throw a ball faster than other pitchers, nor does he have an amazing pitch that stops him from walking. However, Ryu Hyun-jin is a threat to young or aggressive hitters,” he said, evaluating Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitching.

The scene that paid attention to was the confrontation with super rookie Eli de la Cruz. Ryu Hyun-jin threw a 66-mile (105.4 km) curveball in the third inning and struck out Cruz with a miss, and in the 5th inning, he struck out a slow curve that 66.8 miles (107.5mm) was taken by Cruz. Not only Cruz, but also Cincinnati’s young hitters were helpless by Ryu Hyun-jin’s skill.

After the game, Ryu Hyun-jin explained the situation, saying, “I thought Cruise would be very aggressive at bat. I tried to take advantage of the ball count. It was the key to the game that day, and I pitched that way.”

Teammates also admired Ryu Hyun-jin’s perfect control. According to Canadian media ‘Sportsnet’, Brandon Belt said, “Ryu Hyun-jin is a pitcher who knows how to throw the ball. It doesn’t matter what kind of pitch he throws when he gets on the mound. He knows what to do and quickly raises the outcount. Such a pitcher. It’s always fun to defend from behind,” he said, giving Ryu a thumbs up.

The command tower was also a satisfactory pitch. Toronto coach John Schneider smiled at Hyun-jin Ryu’s good pitching, saying, “Hyeon-jin Ryu captured Cincinnati’s aggressive tendencies well. He showed off really good pitching.”

It couldn’t have been a more perfect match. He showed resilience despite the mistakes of his colleagues. Ryu Hyun-jin started his first inning with a three-way strike. But the second crisis came. This is because the fielders’ defensive mistakes came out. Ryu Hyun-jin allowed an infield hit to Spencer Steer. He struck out Joey Votto, but got a right-handed hit by Christian Encarnacion-Strand and was forced into a crisis. Ryu Hyun-jin threw Noelbi Marite into left field, but Matt Chapman’s throwing error came out and both runners on the ground stepped home. Ryu Hyun-jin’s earned run did not go up due to a fielder’s mistake, but a regrettable situation occurred.

Even though mistakes continued to come out, Ryu Hyun-jin was not shaken. TJ Friedel was induced to ground a ball to first base, but Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s throw to Ryu Hyun-jin, who was entering base cover, missed and the inning could not be completed. However, Ryu Hyun-jin caught Luke Meili with a floating ball in right field and headed to the dugout without any additional runs.

Ryu Hyun-jin continued to cruise, and faced the biggest crisis in the 5th inning, but did not concede. Ryu Hyun-jin was hit by TJ Friedle and Meili in a row. With the first and second bases unscathed, Ryu Hyun-jin struck out Hopkins, McLane foul fly, and Cruz struck out to finish the day’s appearance.바카라사이트

Colleagues also contributed to Ryu Hyun-jin’s good fight by scoring a lot. Toronto scored one run first with Bo Bissett’s triple in the first inning and an opponent’s error during Belt’s at-bat. In the second inning, two runs were added with Kevin Kiermeier’s two-run four following Danny Jansen’s double, and Belt’s two-run home run came in a scoring opportunity created by Whit Merrifield’s mid-month double.

The Toronto line fired once again in the 4th inning. Bisset took the lead and hit a solo home run. And the belt also scored more points with a left-handed solo shot. It didn’t stop there. Toronto continued to build momentum. Guerrero Jr. walked and George Springer hit a two-run home run. In response to Ryu Hyun-jin’s victory, his teammates also launched home runs.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who continues to be active after his return. It’s the final season of his four-year, $80 million deal with Toronto, but he’s been a great addition to the team at the end of the season. If Ryu Hyun-jin is active, the future will be bright. It is noteworthy whether he can sign another contract after leading Toronto to the postseason.

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