Even though he pitched well against Koo Jae-jin, he failed to score 4 wins. However, the local media evaluated that Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) did his part at Coors Field, which is called the graveyard of pitchers.
Ryu Hyun-jin started the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) visit game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA on the 2nd (Korean time) and allowed 4 hits, including 1 home run, and 2 walks in 5 innings. And gave up 2 runs.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who did his part by allowing the fewest runs at Coors Field, met the win requirement in the bottom of the 6th inning with a 4-2 lead and handed the mound to the bullpen, but Toronto’s third pitcher, Henesis Cabrera, hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 6th inning, giving him the win. missed it
Toronto, trailing 4-5, scored 5 runs in the top of the 7th inning, including 3 RBIs and a double by pinch hitter Alejandro Kirk, and added 4 more runs in the 8th and 9th innings to win again, 13-9.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s season record remains the same at 3 wins and 1 loss, and only his average ERA rose slightly from 2.25 to 2.48. Toronto has won all of the last five games in which Ryu Hyun-jin has pitched.
Coors Field, located at an altitude of 1,610 meters above sea level, is famous for being a stadium with low air resistance and a lot of long balls. It’s heaven for hitters, but hell for pitchers.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned a year after having surgery on his left elbow and has won three games in a row with a slow curveball in the early 100 km/h range, took into account the special nature of Coors Field and on this day mainly threw four-seam fastballs and cut fastballs of the same type at the beginning of the game, and changed ups and curveballs. The speaking rate was lowered.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who stood on the mound again at Coors Field after 4 years and 1 month since August 2019 when he was playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, faced Charlie Blackman, a difficult Colorado pitcher who had a career batting average of 0.343 against him, as the leadoff hitter in the first inning.
Blackman, who gave Ryu Hyun-jin 12 hits, including 3 doubles and 1 home run, persistently fought for a full count in a long-awaited match, then attacked the 8th pitch and hit a heavy hit. However, the shortstop, who had previously moved toward second base, easily cleared it and caught it at first base.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who cooked Blackman, threw a cut fastball to Ezequiel Tovar and Elias Dias, striking out in succession and ending the first inning.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who easily got through the second inning by inducing three ground balls with six balls, gave up the first run in the third inning when the score was 0-0 because the ball was in the middle of the strike zone.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who was hit by a right-handed hit by leading left-handed hitter Nolan Jones, threw four consecutive changeups to right-handed slugger Eleuris Montero before allowing a two-run home run to the left.
His change-up did not fall and landed flatly in the middle of the strike zone.
After sending out Blackman with a walk with one out, Tova hit a double that hit the left fence directly, putting Ryu in danger of conceding additional runs.
Ryu Hyun-jin caught Diaz with a ground ball in front of the pitcher, tied up the runner, and then took a breather by striking out the fourth left-handed hitter, Ryan McMahon, with a sharp curveball and a missed swing.
In the bottom of the 4th inning, when the game was tied 1-2 thanks to Brandon Belt’s outstanding solo home run, Ryu Hyun-jin faced a second challenge by hitting a heavy hit from Hunter Goodman with one out and giving up a walk to Jones in the 7th.
Even though the four-seam fastball thrown to Jones went exactly into the strike zone, the umpire did not raise his hand, so Ryu Hyun-jin absurdly allowed a walk.
Ryu Hyun-jin got himself out of trouble by catching Montero, who had given up a home run in his previous at-bat, with a double play that went from second base to shortstop to first base.
In the 5th inning, he led three batters to consecutive hits and completed the mission.
Ryu Hyun-jin filled 76 pitches on this day with 35 four-seam fastballs, 19 cut fastballs, 12 curves, and 10 change-ups.
Toronto Ernie Clement saved Ryu Hyun-jin from defeat by hitting a tying home run off the left pole in the top of the 5th inning when the team was trailing 1-2.
Then, catcher Danny Jansen, who worked with Ryu Hyun-jin in battery, hit a huge two-run home run that hit the left stand with one out and one on first base in the top of the sixth inning, giving Ryu Hyun-jin the victory requirement, but it was in vain due to the search for relief after the shift of offense and defense.
Imi Garcia, who came next after Ryu Hyun-jin, passed the baton back to Cabrera in the bottom of the 6th inning with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd bases, and Cabrera was unable to preserve Ryu Hyun-jin’s victory as he hit a left-field comeback home run to Jones.소닉카지노
Colorado right-handed pitcher Chris Flexen, who returned to the big league as a former member of the Doosan Bears of the KBO League of the Korean Professional Baseball League and wrote the ‘reverse export myth,’ hit three home runs and allowed four runs in 5⅔ innings.