One ball judgment was regrettable. As a result, an injury occurred after the walk, so it was a more regrettable moment for Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays).
Ryu Hyun-jin started an away game against the 토토사이트 Cleveland Guardians on the 8th (hereinafter Korean time), gave up only 1 walk in 4 innings, struck out 2 without a hit, and played a good pitch with a ‘no-hitter’ scoreless.
Ryu Hyun-jin performed a perfect march with 10 consecutive outs from the start of the first inning to the fourth inning with one out. However, he allowed his first on-base walk to Andres Jimenez. In the 3-2 full count, the cutter on the 6th pitch went out of the zone.
However, the fifth pitch thrown in front of him was disappointing. A 90.3 mile (145.3 km) four-seam fastball with a ball count of 2-2 entered more than half the ball into the lower strike zone. However, referee Chad Fairchild’s hand did not rise.
If it was a correct decision, it should have been out with a looking strikeout, but it became a full count and led to a walk. Ryu Hyun-jin, who hit Jose Ramirez with a straight hit from right field in the ensuing 1st out 1st base, was hit on the inside of his right knee by Oscar Gonzalez’s 97.7 miles per hour (157.2 km) assault ball.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who quickly picked up the ball that fell behind his back, made a running throw to first base and made a follow-up play before falling down. He showed concentration on handling the last out count of the inning, but the pain was excruciating, and he lay down for a long time in pain. Not like Ryu Hyun-jin, who doesn’t show much emotion, his face frowned. Although he stood up on his own, he entered the dugout with the support of coach John Schneider and trainers.
Fortunately, Hyun-Jin Ryu escaped serious injury due to a bruise, but it was very unfortunate that he went down during the 4th inning no-hitter. He is extremely consequential, but if Jimenez’s 5th pitch was declared a strike, the injury situation might not have occurred.
‘Blue Jays Nation’, which specializes in Toronto news, also criticized this decision by reporting the news of Ryu Hyun-jin’s injury. The media said, ‘If the referee knew how to judge balls and strikes, the accident could have been avoided. He missed a very clear strike that came in under the zone,’ and pointed out, ‘If it wasn’t for that, Ryu Hyun-jin would have finished the inning, and he wouldn’t have had to face the batter who hit him.
The media said, ‘Ryu Hyun-jin was hit on the inside of his knee by a ball and stayed there for a while, lying on the floor in pain. Fortunately, the club announced it with a knee bruise, and this can be said to be the best scenario.” “Ryu Hyun-jin was pretty solid in two appearances after returning. He added, ‘I hope you don’t miss the next pitching order.
Although he went down due to an injury, Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitching was very good. With his unique command, his high fastball, low curve, and changeup made use of high and low pitches. His main weapon changeup was also powerful enough to take away 5 swings. Ryu Hyun-jin also said, “The command was much better than the last pitch. In particular, the changeup went exactly where I wanted it to be,” he said with satisfaction.
Director Schneider also said, “It was the appearance of Ryu Hyun-jin we saw a few years ago. He threw each ball exactly where he wanted,” he praised, saying, “Ryu Hyun-jin’s play, which finished the defense even after getting hit on the knee by a line drive ball, was unbelievable.” Second baseman Cavern Vizio, who hit the final home run in the 8th inning that day, also said, “Ryu Hyun-jin looked really good. He reminded me of when he was pitching dominating in 2020. He shakes the opponent’s batter’s balance throughout the game, and that’s what he does best.”