Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) returned about 14 months after undergoing elbow surgery in June of last year.
In early August, he made his comeback against the Major League Baseball American League-leading Baltimore Orioles and was the losing pitcher. 바카라사이트닷컴
Afterwards, Ryu Hyun-jin quickly regained his normal pace. He recorded 3 wins, 1 loss, and an average ERA of 1.86 in 6 games from his second appearance of the season until his most recent appearance against the Oakland Athletics on the 7th. Toronto recorded 5 wins in 6 games in which Ryu Hyun-jin appeared during this period.
Although there has been no game that lasted more than 6 innings since his return
Ryu Hyun-jin’s performance gave the team a chance to win until the middle of the game
which was a great help to Toronto, which is competing for a wild card.
Now Toronto needs more performance than that. The same goes for Ryu Hyun-jin himself.
An important testing stage where he could confirm his own worth was approaching before his eyes.
Ryu Hyun-jin will start the home game against the Texas Rangers at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada at 8:07 a.m. on the 13th, Korean time.
Texas is a team that is competing fiercely with Toronto in the wild card race.
Currently, the Tampa Bay Rays are ranked first in the American League wild card with 89 wins and 56 losses, while Toronto (80 wins, 64 losses) and Texas (79 wins, 64 losses) are in second and third place. Up to 3rd place has a chance to advance to the postseason, but the gap between them and 4th place Seattle Mariners (79 wins, 65 losses) is not large.
Texas has recently won three games in a row. In the first game of a four-game series away to Toronto that started on the 12th, they won 10-4 with a strong batting lineup. Toronto’s solid starting pitcher, Chris Bassett, took the loss after allowing 5 runs in 5⅓ innings. Texas had 11 hits, including two home runs.
Texas, along with Baltimore, is considered to be a very strong batting line that Ryu Hyun-jin faced after returning from injury.
Texas’ team batting average is 2nd overall (0.267) among the 30 teams in the two major leagues, and its team OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) is 3rd (0.793). He was strong even when facing left-handed pitchers. His record against left-handed pitchers was 4th in team batting average (0.277) and 3rd in team OPS (0.810), showing stronger competitiveness than when facing right-handed pitchers.
When Texas plays an away game away from its hitter-friendly home stadium, the power of its batting lineup is relatively weak. However, the power of the table setter, which consists of players who have worked together with Ryu Hyun-jin in the past, such as Marcus Siemian and Corey Seager, is strong, and the power of the central hitters is also a matter of caution.
Ryu Hyun-jin is not the type of pitcher who overwhelms batters with his pitches. When a missed throw occurs, there is a high possibility of allowing a long hit to the opponent. Ryu Hyun-jin has allowed a total of 4 home runs in the last 3 games. I wonder whether Ryu Hyun-jin’s advantage of shaking up the batter’s timing with his ‘8-colored’ pitch will be displayed against the powerful Texas batting lineup.
The Texas starting pitcher facing Toronto’s batting lineup is also formidable. This is Max Scherzer, a 16-year veteran who has won three Cy Young Awards.
Scherzer, who transferred from the New York Mets to Texas midway through the season, has 12 wins, 6 losses, and an ERA of 3.91 this season. Although his pitching and dominance are assessed to have declined somewhat compared to previous years, he is still classified as a top starter.
On the 7th, his most recent pitching day, he saved face by allowing 7 runs in 3 innings against the powerful Houston Astros, but in the previous 7 games, he lived up to his name by recording 4 wins, 1 loss, and an ERA of 2.06.