‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), who returned to the US Major League (MLB) stage in 14 months after enduring lonely and 먹튀검증 difficult rehabilitation after elbow ligament joint surgery in June of last year, was the winning pitcher in the third game of his return. It’s gone.
Ryu Hyun-jin started the home game against the Chicago Cubs at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 14th and gave up only two hits and two walks in five innings, striking out three and allowing two runs. The average ERA dropped from 4.00 to 2.57 as all runs were unaccounted for with defensive errors.
Thanks to Ryu Hyun-jin’s good pitching, Toronto won 11-4 and escaped from the recent three-game losing streak. Ryu Hyun-jin, who came down the hill with Toronto leading 8-2, became a winning pitcher 444 days after the Los Angeles (LA) Angels match (5 innings, 2 runs) on May 27 last year, and won 76 major league careers (46 losses, 1 run). save) was recorded.
Ryu Hyun-jin set another meaningful record with this victory. Born on March 25, 1987, Ryu Hyun-jin won a major league starter at the age of 36 years, 4 months and 20 days, breaking the record for the oldest starter win in a Korean major leaguer held by Park Chan-ho, the ‘Korean Express’. Park Chan-ho’s first win (6 innings, 2 runs) against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 13, 2009, at the age of 35 years, 10 months and 13 days, was the previous record for the oldest.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who became a losing pitcher with 4 runs in 5 innings against the Baltimore Orioles on the 2nd, which was his comeback match, continued pitching no-hits until the 4th inning against the Cleveland Guardians on the 8th, his second pitching, but was hit on the inside of his right knee by the opponent’s batted ball and gave up. Fortunately, with a simple bruise, Ryu Hyun-jin stood on the mound again after six days. However, his start was not smooth. He got off to a good start, striking out in the first inning, but then gave up a walk to Nico Horner. He guided Ian Happ to a normal first base ground ball from 1 out 1 base, but was driven to 1 out 1st and 2nd base crisis due to a defensive error. He took a breather by catching Cody Bellinger, a former Dodgers teammate, with a line drive in left field, but after a full count game by Dansby Swanson, he hit a two-run double that pierced the side of the third baseman. Still, Ryu Hyun-jin finished the first inning without any additional runs.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who threw 31 pitches in the first inning only, regained stability from the second inning and threw only 55 pitches in 4 innings until the 5th inning, allowing only 1 hit and 1 walk.
On this day, Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitch itself was not very good. Out of 86 pitches, 44 pitches were out of the strike zone. He also induced a whistle only six times. However, he made the ball count advantageous by inducing 15 foul hits.
Toronto batting line also lightened Ryu Hyun-jin’s shoulders. At the end of the second inning, where the score was trailing 0-2, Dalton Basho hit a come-from-behind three-run homer on first and second base, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and George Springer made timely hits in the second inning on first and second base, leading to a 5-2 lead. In the 4th inning, Toronto got the bases loaded with 3 hits and Springer got a walk, and after 2 outs, Basho hit 2 RBIs and ran away to 8-2. Basho played the role of Ryu Hyun-jin’s ‘special helper’ by posting 5 RBIs that day.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who became a winning pitcher after a long time, said, “I have never stopped rehab training. He was satisfied, saying, “The whole process went smoothly, and now I am satisfied with the results.” Not only Toronto manager John Schneider, but also Cubs manager David Ross, praised Ryu’s pitching. Coach Schneider said, “(Before he injured his elbow), he reproduced the appearance he showed in three games after his return. It’s not easy to do that at that age, but it seems like an easy task to Ryu Hyun-jin.” Coach Ross also said, “Ryu Hyun-jin is a player who knows how to throw. His changeup is really amazing.”