Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays)소닉카지노 once again showed the face of an ace. With the victory to save the team from a three-game losing streak, he won three individual victories in a row.
On the 27th (Korean time), Ryu Hyun-jin started the game against the Cleveland Guardians in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was replaced with no bases loaded due to a series of errors in the infield in the 6th inning, but he met the conditions for victory with 4 hits (2 home runs), 4 hits, 5 strikeouts, 3 runs and 2 earned runs in 5 innings. Toronto beat Cleveland 8-3 to break a three-game losing streak.
It was his 5th start this season, and it was a reunion with the opponent Cleveland, who suffered a bruise on a direct hit to the knee in 4 no-hitters on the 8th and did not win.
In his last 4 games, he is 2-1 with a 1.89 earned run average. In the comeback game on the 2nd, he suffered a loss to the Baltimore Orioles by giving up 4 runs in 5 innings, but in the following 3 games, he won 2 wins with no earned runs in 14 innings. After his major league debut, he showed a strong side with an average ERA of 2.35 in 4 games against Cleveland, 2 wins and no losses, and this year, as there was a record of 4 no-hitters and no runs in 4 innings, expectations for 3 wins were high.
Toronto was on a three-game losing streak from Baltimore on the 24th to Cleveland on the 26th. Kevin Gaussman, Jose Berrios and Chris Bassitt suffered consecutive defeats. In the wild card competition, they were 1.5 games behind the Seattle Mariners-Texas Rangers (72-56) and the Houston Astros (72-58). With the Tampa Bay Rays (78-52) far ahead, Toronto must beat two of these three teams, Seattle, Texas and Houston, to go into fall baseball.
Ryu Hyun-jin climbed the mound with a great sense of responsibility. The result was a victory that broke the team’s three-game losing streak. After the first win of the season against the Cubs on the 14th, Toronto stopped losing streak for the second time. Ryu Hyun-jin, a player who brings victory when needed, showed off his ace mode.
Although he failed to achieve a quality start with 2 errors in the 6th inning, he did his job with 5 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5 innings. Five strikeouts is a new record for most strikeouts in one game this season. His earned run average rose to 2.25.
▶ ‘4 innings of silence’ Cleveland, challenge with new lineup
Cleveland Cole Calhoun (1st baseman) – Jose Ramirez (DH) – Oscar Gonzalez (left fielder) – Ramon Loreano (right fielder) – Andres Jimenez (2nd baseman) – Gabriel Arias (shortstop) – Tyler Freeman (third baseman) – Cam Callagher (catcher) – Miles Straw (center fielder) Steven Kwan, Brian Roccio, and Beau Naylor, who appeared in the game on the 8th, are missing. The starting pitcher was Logan Allen, who was 6-6 with a 3.40 ERA.
Toronto: Whit Merrifield (left fielder) – Bo Vichet (designated hitter) – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (1st baseman) – George Springer (right fielder) – Davis Schneider (2nd baseman) – Danny Jansen (catcher) – Matt Chapman (3rd baseman) -Santiago Espinal (shortstop)-Dalton Basho (center fielder) started out.
Ryu Hyun-jin climbed the mound for the team’s advancement to the postseason and its third win of the season. At the same time, he also challenged the Toronto franchise record. That’s four consecutive games without an earned run. In 1997, Pat Hentgen was the only starter (excluding the opener) to record an earned run in four consecutive games in Toronto club history. From May 5 to 21, 1997, Hentgen recorded 3 runs in 35 innings, including two shutouts and one complete game in four games.
▶ Ryu is steadfast despite the home run… In the first inning of Toronto,
the pitcher hit the front straight from the start of the first inning. A four-seam fastball thrown at Calhoun headed toward Ryu Hyun-jin at a speed of 93.7 miles per hour (about 150.8 km). It was a moment when the bad luck against Cleveland came to mind, but Ryu Hyun-jin flexibly leaned back and handled his batted ball calmly.
After one out, he threw back-to-back fastballs to Ramirez and got a home run. It was a mistake. The first pitch was also driven to the middle, but the second pitch that led to the home run was even higher. A strong hit at 104.2 miles per hour (about 167.7 km) flew 391 feet (about 119.2 m). It was a big hit that could become a home run in all 30 major league baseball stadiums. It was the first home run in four games after hitting a home run by Gunner Henderson in the sixth inning against Baltimore on the 2nd. The challenge of 4 consecutive games without an earned run has also come to an end.
Ryu Hyun-jin did not waver even after conceding. He struck out Gonzalez, who suffered a bruised knee in the previous encounter, and returned Loreano to the first pitch to finish the first inning. Gonzalez created an advantageous ball count with three consecutive changeups, then struck out on a swing with a curveball. His first strikeout in the game on the 27th. Then, Loreano handled the second baseman’s floating ball with his first fastball.
Toronto immediately turned around in the bottom of the first inning and lightened Ryu Hyun-jin’s shoulders. When lead hitter Merrifield hit a double that landed to the left side of left field, American League batting title challenger Vichet tied the game with a timely hit that landed in left center. Guerrero Jr. was caught on a ground ball by second baseman Jimenez’s ‘behind back pass’ throw, and Springer stopped at third baseman ground ball, but Davis Schneider saved the atmosphere after two outs. He hit Alan’s two-pitch fastball and hit a come-from-behind two-run home run over the left-middle fence.
▶ Episode 2 KK three-way offense…
In the third inning, Ryu Hyun-jin, who had the lead to safely escape the second base crisis, gained momentum with two consecutive strikeouts. He threw a cutter to Jimenez and struck out swinging wrong. He threw a changeup, his main weapon, to Arias, who was enduring with three consecutive fouls, and induced a swing.
The last out count in the second inning was decorated with a sensible defense. The fastball thrown to Freeman rolled between the pitcher and first baseman, and Ryu Hyun-jin quickly followed it and connected it to first baseman Guerrero Jr. with a glove toss. In a situation where it could have been too late if he caught and threw, he made an outcount with good judgment and an accurate throw. The number of pitches up to the second inning was 28, and 21 of them were strikes.
With the score at 3-1, Ryu Hyun-jin was hit by a double by lead batter Gallagher in the third inning. It wasn’t a ball that flew far. Third baseman Chapman tried to handle it with a diving catch, but failed to put it in his glove, and the ball rolled back, resulting in a double. 9th hitter Straw’s third baseman sacrifice bunt made it 1 out and 3rd base, but Ryu Hyun-jin did not concede. Calhoun was dealt with a short left fielder’s fly ball, and Ramirez, who had previously hit a home run, blocked it with a sliding catch by center fielder Basho.
Episode 4 went smoothly. Ryu Hyun-jin threw a changeup to Gonzalez and induced a third baseman grounder. Loreano also led the fly ball with a changeup. Jimenez returned with a three-pitch strikeout. The count was set with the first ball curve, and the ball count became 0-2 as the 2-ball cutter became a foul. Ryu Hyun-jin did not return. He dropped the 3-pitch curve low outside the left-handed hitter Jimenez and pulled out a miss. It was the 4th strikeout in the game that day.
▶ 6 consecutive infield errors, QS after 463 days of flying.
After a reversal in the 1st inning, the Toronto lineup, which had stopped, regained strength in the 4th inning. Davis, the protagonist of the come-from-behind home run, came out as the lead batter and opened the door with a double to left field. Battery partner Jansen made the first and third base safely with a left-handed hit. Chapman made it 4-1 with a heavy hit, and Espinal made it 5-1 with a sacrifice fly to center field.
Ryu Hyun-jin climbed the mound in the 5th inning for victory with a margin of 4 points. Arias, the first hitter, drove the ball count to 3-1, but eventually struck out. He made a full count by inducing a swing with a changeup, and froze Arias with a fastball of 91 miles per hour (about 146.4 km). In this way, Ryu Hyun-jin increased the record for the most strikeouts in a game this season from 4 to 5.
The first pitch thrown by Freeman turned into a home run. It was Freeman’s first home run in his major league debut. As in the first inning, the home run failed to shake Ryu Hyun-jin. Ryu Hyun-jin caught Gallagher with a shortstop grounder and Straw with a pitcher grounder. Gallagher and Straw both pulled out ground balls with changeups.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who threw only 60 pitches until the 5th inning, continued pitching in the 6th inning. If this inning is safely passed, Ryu Hyun-jin was able to achieve a quality start in 463 days since 6 scoreless innings against Cincinnati on May 21 last year. However, Ryu Hyun-jin and Toronto were at a critical point in the 6th inning when they were leading 5-2.
Ryu Hyun-jin got a left-handed hit by lead batter Calhoun and had to face Ramirez, the most dangerous hitter in Cleveland. Chapman’s double play failed as he missed a frontal hit. The situation got worse with no 1st and 2nd base.
Even Gonzalez went on base due to Espinal’s error, and the bases were loaded safely, and Ryu Hyun-jin had to come down the mound in vain. Toronto home fans cheered Ryu Hyun-jin with a standing ovation. Pitching coach Pete Walker wrapped his arms around his shoulders and read it, and Ryu Hyun-jin responded with a bright smile.
On the mound, Garcia had already managed to get the bases loaded safely. The first batter, Loreano, gave up a ball that hit his body and let go, but Jimenez, Arias, and Freeman all struck out on a swing. Ryu Hyun-jin’s concession stopped at 3 points. The 6th inning was recorded as an unearned run, so the earned run was 2 points.
After finishing the sixth inning with a 5-3 lead, Toronto ran away in the seventh. Following Guerrero Jr.’s hit to the right, Springer hit a double that went to the left of left field. The solver Schneider at bat returned from second and third base safely. Schneider hit a timely hit with one RBI against the changed pitcher James Carinchak. With the bases loaded with two outs, Basho scored two RBIs in a timely manner, bringing the score to 8-3.
In the bullpen, following Garcia, Eric Swanson and Tim Maysa in the 7th inning, and Trevor Richards in the 8th inning finished the game. Richards was responsible for the second inning.