First win since returning from injury with five innings of two-run ball oldest Korean major leaguer to start a game
“My pitches were as good as ever”
“It’s not easy at his age,” said the manager.
“His changeup was amazing,” admires his opponent
Ryu Hyun-jin “Blue Monster” Ryu throws a pitch against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a Major League Baseball baseball game at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada, on Thursday. 카지노사이트 Ryu used his changeup effectively to earn his first win in three games since returning from injury.
Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto) earned his first win since returning from injury. Ryu held the Chicago Cubs to two runs (unearned) on five hits and two walks over five innings before giving way to a reliever in the top of the sixth inning as his team took an 8-2 lead in their Major League Baseball (MLB) homecoming game on Thursday. Ryu earned the win as Toronto, which had lost three straight games the day before, went on to win 11-4.
It was the first time in 444 days that Ryu had earned a win in the MLB since May 27 last year. Ryu pitched five innings of two-run ball against the Los Angeles Angels in a visit to Los Angeles to earn his second win of the season. Ryu underwent elbow ligament splicing surgery, commonly known as Tommy John surgery, on June 19 last year and returned to the MLB on June 2 in a relief appearance.
Ryu took the loss in his comeback against Baltimore, giving up four runs on nine hits in five innings, but on Aug. 8 in Cleveland, he pitched a no-hitter for four innings before being hit in the knee by a pitch. In his third game back, he gave up two runs in the first inning on a first baseman’s error, but allowed just one hit over the next four innings. The nine-inning no-hitter lowered Ryu’s season ERA from 4.00 to 2.57.
Ryu said, “From the last game, all my pitches were working as well as before. That’s why I got a good result. 온라인카지노 I think I’m back to where I wanted to be,” he said of his first win. Ryu threw 86 pitches, including 40 fastballs, 24 changeups, 12 cutters, and 10 curveballs, for the win. It was his highest pitch count since returning from injury.
Once again, Ryu’s fastball averaged just 142 kilometers per hour. Cubs batters hit an average of 154 kilometers per hour against Ryu’s fastball. In other words, they were “sitting on” Ryu’s fastball. But starting in the second inning, Cubs hitters had trouble timing their pitches, as Ryu’s changeup outside right-handed hitters and his cutter inside the body began to find their marks.
“He’s not quite there yet with his fastball velocity, but he’s a pitcher who can throw the ball, especially his changeup,” said Cubs manager David Ross, 46, a former catcher. Ryu had three strikeouts on the day, all on swinging strikes with his changeup. Cubs batters hit Ryu’s changeup at an average speed of 119 kilometers per hour.
Toronto manager John Schneider, 43, said, “In his first three starts back, he’s doing everything he was doing before he got hurt. It may look easy for him, but it’s not easy at his age.” At 36 years, 4 months, and 20 days old, Ryu also set a new record for the oldest Korean major leaguer to win a start. The previous record was 35 years, 10 months, and 13 days set by “Korean Express” Park Chan-ho (50) 카지노사이트존 in his 2009 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Philadelphia.