Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin (36) took the mound in good health. Apart from the results of the game, everyone welcomed Ryu Hyun-jin’s return. Fans also welcomed the appearance of the clubhouse leader.
Ryu Hyun-jin started against the Baltimore Orioles in the 2023 Major League Baseball at Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on the 2nd (Korea Standard Time). He pitched a total of 80 pitches in five innings, recording nine hits, one home run, one walk, three strikeouts, and four runs. With Toronto losing 3-13, Ryu Hyun-jin became a losing pitcher in his return match.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who has not been on the mound since taking the mound against the Chicago White Sox on June 2, 2022. He was placed on the operating table due to an elbow injury, and Ryu Hyun-jin went into rehabilitation. That’s how long 426 days passed. Due to his considerable age in his late 30s, there were many concerns, but Ryu Hyun-jin took the mound in good health.
Considering that he will take the mound after 14 months, Ryu Hyun-jin has drawn a bright enough future. Even at the beginning of the game, both ball speed and ball control were not satisfactory. The ball speed stayed late 80 miles, and the change-up and cut-fast ball were not sprayed where they wanted to be. He gave up a long hit to the opponent’s batters and fought an uphill battle.
However, as the game continued, the 메이저사이트 aspect of the “control master” began to show little by little. In particular, the curve was excellent. The opponent’s batting line was helpless due to a curve that fell sharper than before. The speed was also 91 miles (146 kilometers). Ryu Hyun-jin saw hope in his return match against Baltimore, the No. 1 team in the American League.
Apart from his performance, Toronto is only happy to see Ryu Hyun-jin’s return. The head coach also welcomed the return of the clubhouse leader with open arms. Toronto coach John Schneider said in an interview with Hyunjin media after the game, “Ryu Hyun-jin was attacked at the beginning of the game. Considering the opponent’s batting lineup, this was expected. “He showed improvement while playing the game,” he said, expressing satisfaction with the contents of the mound, adding, “Ryu Hyun-jin played a big role in the clubhouse.” “Everyone is happy that Ryu Hyun-jin is back,” he said, welcoming Ryu Hyun-jin.
Until now, Ryu Hyun-jin has been “brother” to the Toronto team. He transferred Korean-style “brother culture” to the Major League team. He has played a veteran role by giving advice to juniors or serving meals outside the stadium.
Major League Baseball’s official website MLB.com also said, “Toronto players call Ryu Hyun-jin ‘brother’. “He is more than a mentor,” he said, highlighting Ryu Hyun-jin’s status at the Toronto clubhouse. Pitcher Alec Manoa acquired game know-how by sticking with Ryu Hyun-jin and enjoyed Korean food together.
The return of ‘Hyunjin’ is a good thing for Toronto. The team also has high expectations for Ryu Hyun-jin. If it makes a soft landing on the starting lineup as well as the leader role, it can operate the six-man rotation planned by Toronto. Ryu Hyun-jin’s watch began to turn again.
Meanwhile, when Ryu Hyun-jin went down the mound, home fans who filled the Rogers Center gave a standing ovation. More than 40,000 Toronto fans gathered in the game and watched Ryu Hyun-jin’s return match from a close distance.