Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto), who underwent elbow ligament reconstruction surgery (Tommy John surgery) in June of last year and entered long-term rehabilitation for more than a year, successfully completed the process of risking his career as a player. His performance after his comeback proves everything. He is still proving to be a sufficiently competitive pitcher in the major leagues.
He is also excellent in other detailed indicators, but the most intuitively provable data is his earned run average. Ryu Hyun-jin went 3-1 with a 2.25 earned run average in 24 innings in his first 5 appearances after his return. Usually, a player who has undergone elbow surgery says, “I don’t think my arm has been for about two years.” This is because the sensation is not the same as before, and some players do not find the same sensation perfectly as before and adapt to the new sensation. Obviously it takes time.
Nevertheless, Ryu Hyun-jin is cruising while overcoming all his tension and stress. He thought of his first 3 to 5 games, which would still be awkward, as a turning point, but he ended up with excellent results. Although his inning digestibility is a little disappointing, 2 or 3 games were enough for him to go one more inning. He regretted sudden injuries or mistakes. The Toronto bench also tends not to overdo it.
Excluding the game against Baltimore on the 2nd (5 innings, 4 runs), which was the first game after his return, it is actually a pitching that is almost perfect. Between Cleveland on the 8th and Cincinnati on the 21st, he also pitched 14 innings in three games and did not allow a single earned run. Less than one was allowed on base per inning. As a result, there was hope in the field that Ryu Hyun-jin could challenge the club record. It is a streak of consecutive games without an earned run.
It is not easy to find Ryu Hyun-jin in his brilliant career to finish the game without an earned run in three consecutive games. This was the second time in his personal career. The first came in 2019, the greatest season of Hyunjin Ryu’s career. Ryu Hyun-jin, who belonged to the Dodgers, started with Atlanta on May 8, 2019 (9 innings shutout), Washington on the 13th (8 scoreless innings), and Cincinnati on the 20th (7 scoreless innings). have ever done먹튀검증
The Toronto club record (excluding opener appearances) came in 1997. Pat Hentgen, who played an active role as the team’s ace at the time, had a best streak of four consecutive games without an earned run from May 5 to 21, 1997. Hentgen threw 264 innings in 35 games in 1997, recording a record of 15 wins and 10 losses with an ERA of 3.68 and was even selected as an All-Star. It is a name of memory that recorded 107 wins in 10 seasons wearing a Toronto uniform, including 20 wins in 1996.
However, Ryu Hyun-jin’s challenge for the club’s record ended unfortunately in the first inning. In a situation where there was no runner on the first runner, the second pitch four-seam fastball thrown to Jose Ramirez was driven in the middle and allowed a left-handed solo home run. It was undoubtedly a mistake, and Ramirez, who had already hit a home run against Ryu Hyun-jin, could not miss it. At the moment Ryu Hyun-jin was hit, Ryu Hyun-jin also ‘cool’ accepted his mistake as if he had intuition that it was a home run. It was the moment when the earned run score went up after 15 innings.
But the pitching that day was very good. He hit two solo home runs, but the home run hit by Freeman in the fifth inning was a situation in which Freeman had to be praised for his curveball. Despite the number of pitches and the contents of pitches, it was regrettable that two errors in the 6th consecutive infield were enough to aim for ‘6 innings and 2 runs’. The local relay team also continued to praise Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitch itself that day.
Dan Shulman, a caster of ‘Sportsnet’, a Canadian sports network and Toronto-hosted broadcaster, said, “It’s going to be in the newspaper. In the last three games, (earned runs) were not allowed.” Ryu Hyun-jin, who did not, scored a run. Cleveland is not the type of team that hits home runs, but home runs continue to come out in the last game.” It is not unreasonable, as it was the first run in 25 days since the game against Baltimore on the 2nd.
Regarding Ramirez’s home run, which was somewhat weak against lefties in the right-hander’s seat, “All numbers were meaningless (current split results). Ryu Hyun-jin’s ball was driven into the zone, and Ramirez threw a tomahawk. It flew close to 400 feet,” he said. “Considering Ryu Hyun-jin’s career, It was not an efficient pitch. Ryu Hyun-jin is a player who can put the ball more toward the body of a right-handed hitter. It means that he is not a pitcher who throws like that.
Anyway, Ryu Hyun-jin finished the game successfully, became the winning pitcher, and won his third win of the season. Commentator Buck Martinez praised him, saying, “The changeup is great. The curve, changeup and four-seam come from the same delivery. It’s very natural and well controlled.” Shulman praised him, saying, “He’s the team’s fifth starter, and he’s performing very well for a fifth starter. He can throw all pitches as strikes, and he can throw a variety of pitches.”