Ryu Hyun-jin “I had good ball control after hitting a home run…the remaining games are important”
Texas also lost, Toronto maintained 3rd place in AL wild card
Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) was not frustrated despite the disappointing loss.
Ryu Hyun-jin started the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB)
visiting game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California on the 7th (Korean time) gave up 5 hits and 2 runs in 5 innings, resulting in his 2nd loss (3 wins) of the season. ) got hit.
Toronto lost 2-5.
However, in interviews with Sportsnet Canada and the Associated Press after the game,
he said, “Overall, today’s pitch was good,” and “I had good control of the ball that gave up the home run.”
On this day, Ryu Hyun-jin threw 77 balls, 50 of which were strikes. 바카라사이트
He gave up only one walk and struck out five.
With two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning leading 1-0,
Carlos Perez hit a come-from-behind two-run shot, and Toronto’s batting line fell silent, sending the team into a loss, but Ryu Hyun-jin filled five innings with solid pitching.
He made a smart pitch by lowering the velocity of the curveball he effectively used this season to 100.6 km/h,
increasing the perceived speed of the fastball, and increasing the cutter usage rate,
which he had not thrown often this season, to 30% (23).
Ryu Hyun-jin decided not to dwell on the result of the game that day.
Instead, Ryu Hyun-jin looked ‘forward’.
On this day, the ranking rival Texas Rangers also lost, and Toronto maintained third place in the American League (AL) wild card.
The AL team must rank first in each district or be in the top three (wild cards) in winning percentage,
excluding the three teams ranked first in the district, in order to advance to the fall stage.
Texas lost 3-12 in its home game against the Houston Astros.
Texas starter Max Scherzer (3 innings, 6 hits, 7 runs) lost in a battle of pride
with Houston starter Justin Verlander (7 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run).
The gap between Toronto and Texas is 0.5 games.
Major League Baseball plays 162 games per team during the regular season.
On this day, Toronto played its 140th game.
With 22 games remaining, Toronto and Ryu Hyun-jin prepare to sprint.
For Ryu Hyun-jin, whose contract with Toronto expires at the end of this season,
the remaining games are more important.
Ryu Hyun-jin said, “There are not many games left now,” and “The remaining games are really important for all of us.
We need to get more wins.”
Toronto will play a four-game home game against Texas from the 12th to the 15th.
Ryu Hyun-jin is also expected to appear on the mound in one of these games.
Considering the rotation, it is predicted that he will pitch on the 13th.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s appearance against Texas Rangers could be the most important game for the team and himself for the rest of the season.