‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) will try again for his first win after returning from injury.
Ryu Hyun-jin will start at 8:10 on the morning of the 8th (Korean time) in an away game against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Ryu Hyun-jin aims for victory 438 days after the Los Angeles Angels match on May 27 last year.
He also challenges MLB personal career 900 strikeouts with only one left.
Ryu Hyun-jin played a somewhat disappointing game against the Baltimore Orioles on the 2nd, the first game after his return.먹튀검증
He gave up 9 hits and 1 walk, including 1 home run, in 5 innings, giving up 4 runs, becoming the losing pitcher.
His fastball velocity (highest 146.5 km, average 143 km) did not meet expectations, and his breaking ball control was also shaken.
However, Ryu Hyun-jin was not disappointed.
It was a comeback 14 months after left elbow ligament surgery, and considering that the opponent team was the Baltimore Orioles, the American League’s winningest team, it wasn’t such a bad result.
After his comeback, he expressed his confidence, saying, “I think his speed will go up by 1-2 miles (about 1. 60-3. 22 km). I will definitely win next time.”
First of all, the prospects for a first win are bright. Matchups aren’t bad. Cleveland, where Ryu Hyun-jin will meet, is a team that is easier to deal with than Baltimore.
Cleveland is 11th of the 15 AL teams with a 54-58 record through the 7th and a .482 winning percentage.
The weight of the other line is reduced. Cleveland is seventh in the AL with a team batting average of .251 this season and last in team home runs with 84.
Cleveland is the only AL 15 team to hit fewer than 100 home runs. The team’s slugging percentage is 0.382, which is 13th.
In particular, the team’s offensive power has been dismal recently. Since the Chicago White Sox match on the 29th of last month, he has scored less than 5 points in 9 consecutive games.
The average number of points scored per game during this period is only 2.56.
The reason for the collapse of Cleveland’s lineup is that key hitters left one after another due to trades and injuries.
Leading hitter Jose Ramirez, who ranks first in the team’s OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) (0.861), had a scuffle in which he exchanged punches with infielder Tim Anderson of the opposing team against the White Sox on the 6th, and punishment is inevitable.
Ramirez started as the designated hitter 3 times against the White Sox today (7th) because the MLB secretariat’s disciplinary decision did not fall.
First baseman Josh Naylor, who was second on the team in OPS (0.846), was out with an injury, while DH Josh Bell (0.701), who was fourth on the team, moved to the Miami Marlins earlier this month.
Sixth (0.675) Ahmed Rosario was traded for Noah Syndergaard last month to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Cleveland right-hander Gavin Williams, who will start this day, is a rookie who debuted in the big leagues this season.
He posted a record of 1 win, 3 losses and an earned run average of 3.38 in 8 games in the 2023 season.
Recently, his inning digestibility has declined enough to take responsibility for less than 5 innings in 4 consecutive games.
On the other hand, Toronto’s team atmosphere is not bad, with a 13-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on the 7th.
Toronto has won three games in a row recently, averaging 8.33 points per game during this period.
Toronto is 63-50, 6th overall winning percentage in the AL and 3rd in the East.
Although it was a 7.5 game difference with Baltimore, the number one player in the district, the possibility of fall baseball is bright as it is running 3rd in the AL Wild Card rankings, which is the final line for advancing to the postseason.
Toronto leads the wild card fourth-place Seattle Mariners by just 2.5 games, so it needs to build as many wins as possible in a four-game series with Cleveland, which is considered underdog.
Ryu Hyun-jin is at the forefront.