‘3 Home Runs in 758 Days’ Ryu Hyun-jin “It’s Because of the Lack of Arrest”
Toronto coach said, “The command wasn’t right.”
Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) who showed the worst pitching performance
since returning from injury, cited ‘lack of speed’ as the cause.
Ryu Hyun-jin started the visiting game against the Tampa Bay Rays
held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on the 24th (Korean time) and performed poorly,
allowing 7 hits (3 home runs), 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, and 5 runs in 4⅓ innings.
It has been 758 days since Ryu Hyun-jin gave up three home runs in one game, 온라인카지노
since the game against the Chicago White Sox on August 27, 2021.
Ryu Hyun-jin threw a four-seam fastball to the leadoff hitter Yandy Diaz in the first inning and hit a left-field home run.
Then, in the first inning, with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd bases,
he allowed a three-run home run after being hit by a fastball thrown down the middle by Josh Law.
In the 4th inning, he tried to induce a swing by throwing a high outside fastball
to lead hitter Christian Betancourt, but it ended up as a solo shot.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who went down the mound in the 5th inning
when the score was down 0-5 with one out and runners on first and second base,
avoided defeat thanks to an explosion in the batting lineup.
However, Toronto, which was ahead 6-5,
gave up 2 runs in the 9th inning and lost 6-7.
After the game, Ryu Hyun-jin said in an interview with local reporters,
“I don’t think the opposing batter was aiming for a fastball,”
“Díaz (the first home run) threw it where I wanted, and his swing was good.
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I tried to throw the second home run low, and hit the target.
“I didn’t miss the point.
Threw the third home run where I wanted it too,” he said.
He then added, “Today, the lack of fastball velocity was the cause of the poor performance.”
In fact, the average speed of Ryu Hyun-jin’s four-seam fastball on this day was 88 miles per hour (about 141.6 km),
which was lower than the season average of 88.6 miles per hour (about 142.6 km).
Toronto coach John Schneider pointed out,
“The command (control) wasn’t right today.”
Foreign media highlighted Ryu Hyun-jin’s shaky appearance, which is rarely seen.
MLB reported, “Ryu Hyun-jin suffered a rare stumble and gave up 5 runs,
Toronto’s batting lineup made up for it by scoring points.”
Canada’s Sportsnet pointed out, “Ryu Hyun-jin’s fastball slowed down and his control was not good.”
Ryu Hyun-jin will appear in one more game and end the 2023 regular season.
According to the current starting rotation,
it is expected to be the first game of the last three-game series of the season against Tampa Bay,
which will be held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada, on the 30th.
In this game, he must succeed in revenge to be eligible for entry when the team advances to the postseason.