Why did he change the scoreless RYU The coach himself revealed the reason
Tottenham manager John Schneider (43), the head coach of “Korean Monster” Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) spoke directly about why he came down from the mound just before the requirement for a winning pitcher.
Ryu Hyun-jin started the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 18th (Korea Standard Time) and pitched six hits, two walks, and two strikeouts in 4⅔3 innings. The total number of pitches was 83.
Above all, Ryu Hyun-jin also faced Boston hitters with his unique sharp control in the game. Ryu Hyun-jin was a magician of control to the point where there was no ball that was ridiculously out of the strike zone. On top of that, he boasted his crisis management ability to prevent him from losing a point without losing a point even in situations where he did not get help from the fielders and did not hit a hit. From the second inning, he faced a crisis of second and third base with no outs for two consecutive innings, but he overcame the crisis with his unique salty pitching. In the end, he did not get an individual victory, but he was willing to come down the mound at a time when the team was struggling for autumn baseball, and the team eventually won a thrilling 3-2 walk-off victory in the ninth inning.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s ERA fell from 2.93 to 2.62. Ryu Hyun-jin, who finished the game on this day, has started nine games this season with three wins, three losses, and a 2.62 ERA. While throwing a total of 44⅔ innings, he has 39 hits (6 home runs), 18 runs, 13 earned runs, 11 walks, 35 strikeouts, a batting average of 0.229 and a WHIP (on-base percentage per inning) of 1.12.
According to the U.S. baseball statistics media Baseball Servant, Ryu Hyun-jin threw 37 four-seam fastballs, 19 changeups, 13 curves, 12 cutters and two sinkers evenly. The maximum speed of the fastball was 91.1 miles (146.6 km), the minimum speed was 86.5 miles (139.2 km), and the average speed was 89.1 miles (143.4 km). In addition, the maximum speed of the curve was 71.5 miles (115.1 km), and the minimum speed was 62.3 miles (100.2 km). He cooked the opponent’s batting line by mixing slow and fast balls, which still have a speed difference of about 45km.
Ryu Hyun-jin did not fall down in a crisis like a rooster on the same day, but stood up and pitched again. Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John Surgery) in June last year, focused on rehabilitation for about a year and two months and returned through the match against Baltimore on the 2nd of last month. At that time, he lost against Baltimore with nine hits (one home run) in five innings, one walk, three strikeouts, and four runs (four earned runs), but he began to find stability against Cleveland on August 8, his second appearance. Ryu Hyun-jin, who pitched well against Cleveland with no hits in four innings and one walk, two strikeouts, and no runs, showed perfect pitching with two earned runs or less in all six games. In the match against Texas on the 13th, he pitched three earned runs with his first six innings and succeeded in pitching a quality start (less than three earned runs in six innings).
As a result, praise poured out for Ryu Hyun-jin in the U.S. It was also considered a good example of the second elbow ligament joint surgery. “Ryu Hyun-jin is 36 years old now,” the official Major League website MLB.com said. “When he qualifies for FA (because of his age), it will not be easy to sign a contract worth $80 million for four years like last time.” However, if Ryu Hyun-jin continues his current performance, it seemed unlikely until a month ago, but he will be able to sign a multi-year contract with good financial conditions, he said.
Toronto selected George Springer (designated hitter), Bo Bissett (shortstop), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (first baseman), Davis Schneider (second baseman), Cavan Vizio (right fielder), Matt Chapman (third baseman), Kevin Kiermeyer (left fielder), and Tyler Heineman (catcher). Boston started the lineup in the order of sedan Rafaela (center fielder), Rob Lefsnyder (Korean name Kim Jung-tae, left fielder), Justin Turner (designated hitter), Rafael Devers (third baseman), Adam Duval (right fielder), Pablo Reyes (second baseman), Trevor Story (shortstop), Bobby Dalbek (first baseman) and Liz McGuire. The starting pitcher was Nick Piveta, who had nine wins, nine losses, and a 4.56 ERA this season before the game.
Ryu Hyun-jin started the first inning neatly with a three-way exit. He threw his fourth fastball against leadoff hitter Rafaela, but the well-hit ball flew straight to the right fielder. At this time, Toronto right fielder Vizio made a fantastic sliding catch and made one out. There was a slight smile on Ryu Hyun-jin’s expression. The next batter is Korean-American Rob Lefsnyder (Korean name Kim Jung-tae). Ryu Hyun-jin induced a third swing with a change-up along with his unique borderline control and struck out with a swing and miss by spraying an exquisite outer cutter over the fourth zone. The next batter was Justin Turner, who worked with Ryu Hyun-jin when he was with the LA Dodgers in the past. Ryu Hyun-jin led Turner to a fly ball to right field after going to the seventh pitch and finished the first inning neatly with a wide exit. Afterwards, Ryu Hyun-jin smiled brightly and readily responded when he was tested for foreign substances by the referee as he went down the mound.
The crisis began in the second inning. He induced the leadoff hitter Devers to a ground ball in front of the shortstop after a full count, but the ball was somewhat deep and led to an infield hit. Duval then hit a double that fell inside the left-field line, quickly facing a crisis of losing points on second and third bases. However, he guided subsequent Reyes to a ground ball in front of the shortstop, and Bisset homered to take out the leading runner Devers, and overcame the crisis by handling Story and Dalbek side by side. In the third inning, Ryu Hyun-jin gave up a heavy hit to leadoff hitter Maguire and a double to Rafaela on the left-field line, taking on a crisis of second and third base with no outs again. However, he faced a full base crisis by sending Devers on a walk after hitting Left fielder fly ball and Turner to third base. However, Duval was out with a fly ball to right field to quell another big crisis 파워볼사이트
The crisis continued in the fourth inning. Chapman made a mistake after one out