Unwavering even in crisis

Ryu Hyun-jin’s 4th win with no runs until 2 outs in the
4th inning was lost… Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), who plays in MLB (American Professional Baseball) , ranked second in the team wild card,

showed excellent crisis management skills. On the 18th, he started in the MLB home game against the Boston Red Sox and allowed 6 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, and no runs over 4 2/3 innings.안전놀이터 When the number of pitches exceeded 80 (83) with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases in the top of the 5th inning with the team leading 1-0, he was replaced by reliever Imi Garcia (33, Dominican Republic) and failed to accumulate wins. Although it was a bit disappointing that only one out count was left for the winning pitcher requirement, Ryu Hyun-jin came off the mound with a slight smile. Garcia prevented this run crisis well, so Ryu Hyun-jin’s earned run average did not increase. With 3 wins and 3 losses in the season, the average ERA dropped from 2.93 to 2.62 (35 strikeouts).

Ryu Hyun-jin’s highest speed on the day was recorded at 146 km/h. He threw a total of 83 pitches, and in addition to fastballs (37), he also mixed changeups (19), curves (13), cut fastballs (12), and sinking fastballs (2). He retired the first inning with a three-run strike, but in the remaining innings, he gave up a single and sent out a runner with scoring power. In particular, when the 2nd and 3rd innings started, he allowed a hit and a double in a row, putting him in danger of being on second and third base with no outs. However, he did not give up a run as he made a hit at a critical moment. In the 4th inning, an infielder’s error led to a situation with 1 out and 1st and 3rd base, but a double play was induced.

According to MLB.com statistics, Red Sox batters swung at Ryu Hyun-jin’s changeup 11 times, including 1 hit. Ryu Hyun-jin recorded a scoring percentage of 0.200 in seven starts from last month, when he returned from elbow surgery, to the Texas Rangers game on the 13th of this month. His second-lowest since his MLB debut (2013). Even when he led the league in earned run average (2.32) in 2019, his hitting percentage (0.234) ranked 22nd overall, but his hitting percentage in scoring range was 0.186. This means that it is strong in times of crisis.

The Blue Jays enjoyed a thrilling 3-2 victory thanks to a timely hit by Matt Chapman (30), who came out with one out and a runner on first base in the bottom of the 9th inning when the game was tied 2-2. The Blue Jays accumulated their 83rd win of the season (67 losses, 0.553 winning percentage), pulling down the Texas Rangers, who lost 2 to 9 to the Cleveland Guardians that day, and rose to second place in the American League wild card, where ‘fall baseball’ is possible. Ryu Hyun-jin said, “I thought I would give up at least one run (with no outs on second and third base in the second inning),” and “I focused on minimizing runs, but shortstop Bo Bichette caught (a runner on third base rushing home) and ended the game. “The atmosphere has changed,” he said. Blue Jays manager John Schneider (43) said about the reason for the replacement, “It is a result of comprehensive reflection of the content of the pitch,” and “Ryu Hyun-jin is a pitcher who can throw a good ball at important moments.” Ryu Hyun-jin’s next appearance is likely to be against the Tampa Bay Rays on the 24th.

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