Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) will challenge for a streak after 450 days.
Ryu Hyun-jin will start on the 21st (Korean time) in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ match against the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.스포츠토토
This is Ryu Hyun-jin’s fourth appearance of the season. After the Chicago White Sox game on June 2 last year, he underwent Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament reconstruction surgery), and returned to the mound after going through a long rehabilitation tunnel of about 15 months.
Ryu Hyun-jin recorded a total of 18 innings, 1 walk, 16 strikeouts, 4 runs and an ERA of 2.00 in 4 minor league rehabilitation appearances. He also raised his speed and appeared on the mound, announcing his good physical condition.
In the confrontation with the Baltimore Orioles, which was a return to the big leagues on the 2nd, he became a losing pitcher with 4 runs in 5 innings, but in the next appearance against the Cleveland Guardians on the 8th, he saw hope with 4 scoreless innings.
And in the match against the Chicago Cubs on the 14th, which was the previous appearance, he scored 2 runs in 5 innings (no earned run) and won the return game after 444 days. His main weapon changeup had a large drop and harmonized with his four-seam fastball. He showed a stable command overall and made full use of his strengths. It was encouraging that Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitching was slowly reviving.
Ryu Hyun-jin, the first win of the season and a valuable victory after returning from injury. This time, he will try to win in 450 days. Ryu Hyun-jin won consecutive victories against Cincinnati on May 21 last year (6 scoreless innings) and against the Los Angeles Angels on May 27 (5 innings, 2 runs).
Coincidentally, Hyun-Jin Ryu has a lot of good memories, so expectations are growing even more. According to the Major League statistics website ‘Baseball Reference’, Ryu Hyun-jin is recording an average ERA of 3.23 in 47⅓ innings with 5 wins and 2 losses in 8 games against Cincinnati. He also played an active part in the recent head-to-head match with pitching 6 scoreless innings and a quality start (3 earned runs or less in 6 starting innings).
The good news was also delivered to the team Toronto. It is the return of Bo Bisset (25), the infield commander and the spearhead of the attack. Bisset was absent from the last two days due to a right knee injury. He returned to the team on the 19th and contributed to the team’s 4-3 victory with 1 hit and 1 RBI in 5 at-bats.
Bisset is active in 107 games this season with a batting average of 0.319 (145 hits in 454 at-bats), 17 homers, and 60 RBIs, with an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.842. He is showing sophisticated hitting ability enough to rank second in batting average in the American League. He also plays shortstop in the infield and commands the infield line. It can be a helper that will play a big role in Ryu Hyun-jin’s winning streak challenge.
Meanwhile, Hunter Green (24) will face Ryu Hyun-jin. Green is a promising right-hander who debuted in the major leagues last year. He is 7-17 with a 4.25 earned run average in 199 innings. He is 2-4 this year with a 3.93 earned run average in 73⅓ innings. His main weapon is a powerful fastball with an average speed of 98.6 miles (about 158.7 km).
Ryu Hyun-jin, who is gradually gaining momentum and entering the right track. Will he be able to achieve a winning streak after 450 days? The match between Toronto and Cincinnati is scheduled to take place at 2:40 on the 21st.