The biggest advantage of Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) is not change-up, curve, fast ball, and control. It’s steel mentality. The strong mental power to maintain composure on the mound under any circumstances is a word that symbolizes Ryu Hyun-jin.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who became a losing pitcher even after achieving his first quality start (less than three earned runs in six innings, QS) after returning from injury, said, “There will be another game tomorrow,” adding, “Tomorrow’s game should be better.” Although Ryu Hyun-jin is not an ace in the team, he was the mind of the ace itself.
[Seoul = Newsis] Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) struck out Nathaniel Low in the top of the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) at Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 13th (Korea time). 토토사이트
In addition, Ryu Hyun-jin called on his teammates to work harder, saying, “There is not much time left until the regular season game.” In an interview with local media such as MLB Dotcom, “It is understandable that we have lost two consecutive games (to Texas, which is competing for wild cards). It’s part of the game,” he said.
Ryu Hyun-jin pitched not bad with five hits (one home run), one walk, five strikeouts and three runs (three earned runs) in six innings. It is the first time in 480 days that Ryu Hyun-jin has achieved QS since the Cincinnati Reds (6 scoreless innings) on May 21 last year before undergoing elbow surgery.
Schneider said, “Considering the score difference and the number of pitches, I judged that Ryu Hyun-jin could throw well.”
However, the batting line was the problem. Toronto lost 3-6 after being hampered by a hit. The defeat was especially painful. This is because Texas is Toronto’s biggest competitor to advance to the postseason. Toronto lost the game and gave up the second place in the American League wild card to Texas. The MLB postseason berth is awarded up to third place in the wild card.
Meanwhile, Toronto manager John Schneider said at a press conference after the game, “The reason why Ryu Hyun-jin was left to the sixth inning” was that the control was very good except for the cut fastball that allowed a home run (in the top of the fourth inning). He explained, “There were not many strong hits.” He added, “Considering the score difference and the number of pitches, I decided that Ryu Hyun-jin could throw well.”