Ryu Hyun-jin, who overcame the ‘pitcher’s grave’, showed how to survive in the big leagues even with a fastball average of ‘141.5 km’

Toronto Blue Jays ‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36) is showing how to survive on the American Major League stage after returning.

Ryu Hyun-jin started on the mound in the 2023 Major League game against the Colorado Rockies held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA on the 2nd (Korean time) and pitched 5 innings, 76 pitches, 4 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 2 runs, and took the mound. came down

Toronto won 13-9. Ryu Hyun-jin’s victory was lost due to bullpen trouble, but Ryu Hyun-jin is receiving favorable reviews every time he pitches. He suffered a loss against Baltimore on the 2nd of last month, which was his return game, by allowing 4 runs in 5 innings, but has not lost a game since.

In his second appearance as a pitcher since his return to Cleveland, he pitched four scoreless innings. He was hit by a batted ball and could no longer throw. Fortunately, he avoided major injuries and accumulated wins in three consecutive games from the Chicago Cubs on the 14th of last month to the Cleveland on the 27th.

On this day at Coors Field, they attempted to win their 4th game in a row. He hit a two-run home run, but that was it. At Coors Field, a hitter-friendly stadium known as the “pitcher’s graveyard,” Ryu Hyun-jin tied up the Colorado batting lineup with his sophisticated ball control.

Regarding Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin’s appearance at Coors Field, the Canadian media ‘Sportsnet’ praised Ryu, saying, “Ryu Hyun-jin’s 2 runs in 5 innings at Coors Field is no different from giving up 7 scoreless innings (at another stadium).”

In fact, Ryu Hyun-jin hasn’t been very good at Coors Field so far. In the ‘batter-friendly stadium’ and ‘pitcher’s graveyard’ located at an altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level, Ryu Hyun-jin had 1 win, 4 losses, and an average ERA of 7.09 (21 earned runs in 26⅔ innings) in 6 games. He hit eight home runs at Coors Field alone.

But Ryu Hyun-jin overcame it. In addition, there was an unfortunate decision by the referee in this game. In the 4th inning, with one out and one out, Hunter Goodman hit, and in the process of competing with Jones, Ryu Hyun-jin’s 88.8 mph four-seam fastball on the 6th pitch entered the strike zone. But the referee did not move. A strikeout turned into a walk. Nevertheless, Ryu Hyun-jin did not waver.

The highest speed of Ryu Hyun-jin’s four-seam fastball was only 90.1 miles (about 145 km), and the average speed was only 87.9 km (about 141.5 km). But redemption wasn’t important to him. His real weapon is ‘control’.

Even in his prime, he was not a fire bowler who could easily throw over 150 km/h. Ryu Hyun-jin is a pitcher who can target the top, bottom, left and right corners rather than speed, and boasts the most sophisticated pitching in the major leagues.카지노

It was thanks to his excellent control that he was able to solidify his position in the big league by winning 14 wins (8 losses) with the LA Dodgers in 2013, his debut season in the big league, and 14 wins (7 wins) in his second season.

He also has pitches that bother hitters, such as a changeup and curveball. He is a pitcher who is excellent at controlling his strengths and weaknesses and tempo.

Ryu Hyun-jin pitched 5 innings against Cincinnati on the 21st, allowing 2 runs (non-earned runs). At the time, MLB.com said, “It reminded us of the level of Ryu Hyun-jin’s best skills,” and “Ryu Hyun-jin made a strong pitch that made people say, ‘Wow.’ “He didn’t throw, but he overpowered the opponent’s batting line with smart pitching,” he said.

No matter how fast you can throw a ball, it’s useless if you can’t get it into the strike zone. This applies not only to the Major League but also to the KBO League. Ryu Hyun-jin is showing how to fight in the big league where many top players are gathered.

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