The next opponent for Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), who is entering the right track, is expected to be the Cincinnati Reds.
MLB.com said on the 17th, “Based on the starting rotation, Ryu Hyun-jin is expected to start in the 2023 Major League Baseball Cincinnati game, which opens at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, USA at 2:40 am (Korean time) on the 21st.” ESPN of the U.S. also expects Hyun-Jin Ryu to start Toronto on the 21st.
The starting pitch for Toronto, which became solid in the second half, started with Kevin Gazman, followed by Jose Berrios, Chris Bassett, Ryu Hyun-jin, and Kikuchi Yusei. They sent Alec Manoa, who served as an ace last season, down to Triple-A in the last 12, but it’s hard for him to feel a void.
The addition of veteran left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin, who has returned, is a big boost. In the previous game against the Chicago Cubs, he also broke the team’s three-game losing streak. His earned run average dropped from 4.00 to 2.57.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent left elbow ligament surgery on June 19 last year, played a comeback against the Baltimore Orioles on the 2nd after a long rehabilitation period. In his first game back in the big leagues, he became the losing pitcher, giving up 4 runs on 9 hits in 5 innings.
In his second appearance against the Cleveland Guardians on the 8th, he pitched no hits until the 4th inning, but suffered the bad luck of being replaced after getting hit on the inside of his right knee by a batted ball in the bottom of the 4th inning.
Fortunately, as a result of a close examination, it was a simple bruise, and Ryu Hyun-jin took the mound against the Chicago Cubs as scheduled, recording 5 innings, 2 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 2 runs (unlawful), becoming the winning pitcher in 3 games after returning. It was a victory tasted 444 days after the match against the Los Angeles Angels on May 27 last year.
It is difficult to win the AL East Division, but in the wild card race, they are running in 3rd place, 2 games ahead of 4th place. If they maintain their upward trend with their current power, they can advance to the postseason.
Here, a strong finishing pitcher has returned. On the 16th, Toronto returned Jordan Romano from the 15-day disabled list and sent pitcher Nate Pearson down to Triple-A. Romano is a closer who achieved 20 saves for three consecutive years from 2021, and recorded 28 saves (2.79 ERA) before returning this season.
Romano, who had not been able to pitch due to back pain since the 29th of last month, made a comeback against Philadelphia on the 16th. Romano, who stood in front of the home fans, took the mound in the ninth inning and struck out Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos in a row, recording his 29th save of the season. Japanese pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, who is on the rise in the second half, became the winning pitcher with 4 hits, 7 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings.
Meanwhile, Cincinnati, which Ryu Hyun-jin will face on the 21st, is 63-59 this season, and is in second place, three games behind the Milwaukee Brewers, who lead the NL Central District. In the National League wild card race, it is tied for third place, so it is worth aiming for the postseason. Ryu Hyun-jin has a pleasant memory of starting against Cincinnati in May of last year and winning with a good pitching with 6 hits and no runs in 6 innings.토토사이트
The starting pitcher against Ryu Hyun-jin is expected to be right-handed fastball pitcher Hunter Green, who is returning from the injured list. Green, who made his debut in the big leagues last year, is a pitcher who threw over 100 mph fastballs. This season, he started 14 games and recorded 2 wins, 4 losses, and an ERA of 3.93.