Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36) showed his best pitching with a quality start in 480 days after recovering from Tommy John surgery. But my teammates couldn’t help me. As the team’s batting line remained silent, he became a losing pitcher. There are also voices in the region criticizing Toronto’s batters.
Ryu Hyun-jin started the home game against the Texas Rangers in the 2023 Major League at Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 13th (Korea time) and recorded his first quality start since returning to surgery with 82 pitches, 5 hits (one home run), 1 walk, and 3 strikeouts in 6 innings. The ERA rose from 2.65 to 2.93.안전놀이터
Toronto was ranked second in the American League wild card before the game on the 13th, but was trailing Texas by 0.5 games and Seattle Mariners by one game. Ryu Hyun-jin’s shoulders were heavy. Ryu Hyun-jin definitely did his part. However, the team’s batting line was disappointing.
The Texas batters against Ryu Hyun-jin on the day are a team with strong offense. In the team batting average (0.267) category, OPS 0.793 is ranked second among 30 major league clubs. In particular, all of these categories are ranked first in the American League.
Against the slugging line, which is called the best in the American League, Ryu Hyun-jin completely blocked until the third inning. He showed off his unique blade control.
The fourth episode was disappointing. Robbie Grossman hit a cutter and led to a two-run home run. The homerun was the fourth consecutive home run from the Cleveland Guardians (two home runs) on the 27th of last month to the game.
Still, Ryu Hyun-jin, who threw only 62 pitches until the fifth inning while minimizing runs, also took the mound in the sixth inning. He took the mound in the sixth inning for the first time since returning from surgery. The result was disappointing, but the result of quality start pitching was harvested. He struck out Grossman after hitting a double by leadoff hitter Seager, but was on the verge of first and third base after hitting again by a follow-up Garber. He induced Haim to fly and gave up one run as a sacrifice fly, but finished with three runs in six innings.
Toronto recovered two points in the seventh inning and one point in the ninth inning after Ryu Hyun-jin went down, but lost 3-6 and fell to its second straight loss. Despite Ryu Hyun-jin’s good pitching, Toronto faced its worst situation. According to the results of the game, Toronto is now third, 0.5 games behind Texas. We have to catch all the remaining two games.
In Canada, he pointed out the batting line that failed to help Ryu Hyun-jin. In particular, he pointed out Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s sluggishness.
In an article titled “What happened to Guerrero Jr.” the Toronto Sun said, “Now is the time for Toronto to need a leading hitter. It’s September. Especially the series against Texas. It’s time to play the most desperate and important baseball, he said. “Guerrero Jr. should do it. ”You have to hit a big one,” he pointed out.
Guerrero Jr., however, remained silent in both games against Texas. He went 0-for-4 in two consecutive games. In particular, he struck out three times on the day.
The media said, “Gerrero Jr. should be different in a mixed lineup of veterans, young players, and call-ups. However, he said, “Schneider, Vizio, and Wojcz got hits,” adding, “Guerrero Jr. has a batting average of 0.214 in September.” It’s understandable that Bobissette can’t hit now. Perhaps he recovered from the injury quickly and returned. Brandon Belt is back on the injured list. “But Guerrero Jr. couldn’t do anything,” he pointed out.
The Toronto Star also said, “The result was not what Toronto wanted, but we cannot attribute the defeat to Ryu Hyun-jin alone,” adding, “It was Ryu Hyun-jin’s first quality start since May 20, 2022. Ryu Hyun-jin, who pitched 35 innings this season, has an impressive ERA of 2.93, he said, showing regret over the silence of the batters.