Ryu Hyun-jin started the away game against the Major League Baseball (MLB) Oakland Athletics held at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California on the 7th (Korean time) and pitched well, allowing 5 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 5 innings. .

He was replaced by reliever Trevor Richard in the bottom of the 6th inning when the team was down 1-2, and Toronto lost 2-5, resulting in their second loss (3rd win) of the season. The season ERA rose from 2.48 to 2.65. 

He had 77 pitches, and the highest speed of his fastball was 146 km/h.

It was a pitch with many variables. On this day, Ryu Hyun-jin took the mound for the first time this season after only four days of rest. In the previous six games, he had kept the pitch interval after five days of rest, but this time, he had to inevitably extend the starting rotation schedule by one day.  토토사이트

He was unfamiliar with the chemistry with starting catcher Tyler Heinemann. 

With starting catcher Danny Jansen leaving due to injury, he formed a battery for the first time with the relatively less experienced Heinemann.

Still, Ryu Hyun-jin played the game smoothly with his unique pinpoint control. 

He got off to a good start in the first inning, retiring with only 9 balls. In the top of the second inning with a 1-0 lead, he showed off his speed control against lead hitter Jordan Diaz. 

At a ball count of 2B-1S, he threw a series of ultra-low-speed curves at 110 km/h and 101 km/h, then hit a 146 km/h fastball toward his body to get a looking strikeout.

However, it was unfortunate that they allowed a comeback with a single home run in the 4th inning. 

With 1 out, 2nd base, and ball count 2B-2S, he threw a fastball to Carlos Perez and hit a 2-run home run that went over the left wall. He has hit a home run in the last three games in a row.

In the 5th inning, he was embarrassed by allowing leadoff hitter Estewri Lewis to steal second and third bases after being hit by a left-field hit. 

This was the third stolen base allowed in the game, including Nick Allen’s second base steal in the third inning.

 This was the first time Ryu Hyun-jin, who made his MLB debut in 2013, was robbed of more than two stolen bases in one game.

 The total number of stolen bases allowed, which was 8 before the game, increased to 11 in one day.

Still, Ryu Hyun-jin soon regained his composure and completed his mission without conceding any additional goals. 

Toronto coach John Schneider said after the game, “It was Ryu Hyun-jin’s first time taking the mound this season after only four days of rest, so we had him pitch only five innings.

His pitching in the early part of the game was perfect, and the ball that hit Perez’s home run wasn’t bad (the batter just hit it well).”

evaluated. Ryu Hyun-jin also said, “I think it was a good pitch overall.

I also had good control of the ball that allowed the home run. It’s more important for the team to win.

We need to get more wins in the remaining games.”

The local media highly praised the stability of Ryu Hyun-jin, who played his role without wavering despite various adverse events. 

MLB.com pointed out, “Toronto has won all five games in which Ryu Hyun-jin has pitched recently.

On this day, Ryu Hyun-jin pitched well, allowing 2 runs in 5 innings, but the batting line did not provide sufficient support.”

Local newspaper the Toronto Sun also wrote, “It is true that Ryu Hyun-jin was less sharp than in the previous five games, but he was greatly affected by not receiving scoring support.”

 The Associated Press also introduced, “Ryu Hyun-jin completed his 7th starting game (after returning from elbow surgery), surpassing last season’s number of games (6 games).”

It’s not just this. Oakland infielder Kevin Smith, who produced an infield hit that day, also gave a thumbs up to Ryu Hyun-jin’s skillful pitching. In an interview with local media after the game, Smith said, “There is a good reason why Ryu Hyun-jin has been on the MLB mound for a long time.

He throws a good ball, enough to put a batter out. In particular, the trajectory of the changeup he throws is really cool.”

I was impressed. Smith also said, “Ryu Hyun-jin doesn’t overpower the batter, but he throws the ball where he wants.

A day when Ryu Hyun-jin’s control is good is a very difficult day (for the batters).”

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