Its Ryu Hyun-jin allowed 3 runs in 6 innings

Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto) failed to get his fourth win of the season, but showed off his health by achieving a quality start (QS, 3 or fewer earned runs in 6 innings) for the first time since his return. 

He expressed his hopes for next season.

Ryu Hyun-jin recorded 5 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, and 3 runs in 6 innings in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against Texas held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada on the 13th. Ryu Hyun-jin, who was replaced on defense in the top of the 7th inning when the team was down 0-3, suffered his 3rd loss (3 wins) of the season as the team lost 3-6. The season ERA also slightly increased from 2.65 to 2.93.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who had pitched without allowing any runs until the third inning, allowed a two-run home run to left field to Robbie Grossman in the top of the fourth inning, then gave up one more run with a sacrifice hit in the top of the sixth inning. 

It was a disappointing loss, but it was a meaningful game. 

He achieved his first QS after returning from injury and showed that he was healthy enough to play long innings. 바카라사이트닷컴

It has been 480 days since Ryu Hyun-jin became QS after recording 6 scoreless innings against Cincinnati on May 21 last year.

Ryu Hyun-jin returned to the big leagues last month after undergoing left elbow ligament fusion surgery in June of last year, and pitched 5 innings or less in all of the last 7 games.

On this day, he pitched as economically as possible, throwing 82 balls. The highest speed of his fastballs (25) was 90.6 miles per hour (about 145.8 km). 

He also threw a variety of breaking balls, including change-ups (18), cut fastballs (18), curves (16), and sinking fastballs (5).

With this loss, Toronto lost second place in the American League wild card to Texas. The right to advance to the MLB postseason is given to the top 3 wild cards.

Foreign media paid attention to Ryu Hyun-jin’s skillful pitching.

 The scene in which Ryu Hyun-jin threw a 62.6 mile per hour (approximately 101 km) curveball to Nathaniel Law in the fourth inning, resulting in a strikeout, was evaluated as important. described it as “Ryu Hyun-jin dropped a 63 mph curveball that completely froze the batter.” 

The online sports media ‘The Comeback’ also cited the example of Ryu Hyun-jin, saying, “An older pitcher needs to be creative to catch a batter.”

Ryu Hyun-jin will become a free agent (FA) after the 2023 season. 

Until he underwent rehabilitation, not many experts predicted that he would remain in MLB after this season. 

However, Ryu Hyun-jin is changing the evaluation of himself with his skills. 

On the 8th, also predicted, “If Ryu Hyun-jin continues his current form, he will be able to sign a multi-year free agent contract (with an MLB club), which seemed unlikely.”

Ryu Hyun-jin said in a local media interview after the game, “It is understandable that we lost two games in a row (to Texas, a wild card competitor). “It’s part of the game,” he said.

“There’s another game tomorrow.” “We need to focus more and do well,” he said.