‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin will challenge the Chicago Cubs for the first win of the season.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who is active in the Toronto Blue Jays, is scheduled to start the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Chicago Cubs at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 14th (hereinafter Korean time). Ryu Hyun-jin, who came down the mound in 4 innings after getting hit on his right knee by Oscar Gonzalez’s assault ball after 2 deaths in the 4th inning against the Cleveland Guardians on the 8th, was able to digest the next pitching schedule without major injuries.메이저사이트
Ryu Hyun-jin, who played 9 innings in 2 games after returning from injury, has 9 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and 4 runs, 1 loss and an average ERA of 4.00. It is unfortunate that he has yet to report his first victory after returning, but he is adapting to the mound relatively smoothly. However, considering Toronto’s team, which is competing fiercely for the wild card, he should now contribute in earnest to the team’s victory. Will Ryu Hyun-jin be able to achieve his first win of the season against the Cubs?
Overcome a dizzying injury and return to the mound
Ryu Hyun-jin became a losing pitcher in his return to the big league against the Baltimore Orioles on the 2nd, recording 9 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and 4 runs in 5 innings. It was very encouraging to be responsible for five innings, the minimum role of a starting pitcher, against Baltimore, which boasts the highest win rate in the American League, in a comeback game that could have been burdensome. However, it was regrettable that he allowed Gunner Henderson, a young infielder born in 2001, his first opponent in the 6th inning, to hit the winning home run.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who was an incomparable judge, made his first away appearance of the season against Cleveland six days later and showed pitching that was completely different from his return match. Ryu Hyun-jin threw only 52 pitches until the 4th inning, allowing no hits to the Cleveland lineup and perfect pitching with 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and no runs. However, the only regret was that he finished pitching without being able to get on the mound in the 5th inning as his right knee was hit hard by Gonzalez’s assault ball after two deaths in the 4th inning.
Ryu Hyun-jin was hit by a ball and was lying on the pitch, complaining of severe pain and worrying the fans. Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned to the mound with difficulty after over a year of rehabilitation after elbow surgery, is in danger of suffering a major injury again in just two games. However, unlike severe swelling in his knees and calves, no major abnormalities were found in his bones and muscles, and he was judged to have no problems with his next appearance. For Ryu Hyun-jin, it was a really big trick.
On the 12th, there was a change in Toronto’s young starter, Alec Manoa, who went down to the minor leagues. Manoa, who was selected as an All-Star for the first time in his career last year with an excellent record of 16-7 and 2.24, fell into a slump with 3-9 and 5.87 in 19 games this year. As Manoa, who had been called “Hope for Ryu Hyun-jin” with Ryu Hyun-jin as his role model since his youth, was demoted to the minor leagues, Ryu Hyun-jin’s responsibility in the starting rotation increased even more.
Cubs and 5th match in 4 years
The Cubs are a team that Hyunjin Ryu recorded 1 win 1 loss 3.00 in 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2019 when he was a Dodgers. However, comparing 2019, the most recent confrontation, and this year, most of the key players have been replaced with new faces. Cody Bellinger, who worked together with Ryu Hyun-jin in the Dodgers until 2019, is active as the Cubs’ leading hitter this year, and Japanese player Suzuki Seiya is also a hitter Ryu should be wary of.
The starting pitcher for the Cubs, who will face Ryu Hyun-jin this day, is right-hander Jameson Tyyon, who has been in his 7th year in the big leagues. Tyyon, who debuted in the big leagues in 2016, won 14 games each with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2018 and the New York Yankees last year. Tyyon, who signed a 4-year, 68 million dollar contract with the Cubs in December last year, was sluggish with 3 wins, 6 losses and 6.15 in the first half, but managed to bounce back with 4 wins and an undefeated 2.76 ERA in 5 games in the second half. It means that the Toronto lineup is not a pitcher that can be easily thought of.
Although now down to the minor leagues for correction, Manoa was a young Toronto ace who stepped on the 15-win mark that Ryu Hyun-jin had never achieved in his big league career just a year ago. Manoa is a pitcher who can take over Ryu Hyun-jin’s position at any time if he falters even a little. This means that Ryu Hyun-jin needs to win his first win of the season as soon as possible and regain the pitching content and presence of the days when he was active as Toronto’s ace.