The pattern of losing points immediately after lowering Ryu Hyun-jin is repeated. I’m afraid it’ll become a jinx.
The Toronto Blue Jays knelt again in Ryu Hyun-jin’s starting game.
Ryu Hyun-jin struggled with four hits, one walk and three runs in six innings in a home game against the strong Texas Rangers at Rogers Center on the 13th (Korea Standard Time). He pitched well against Texas, which boasts the strongest batting average of the team’s score (793), team batting average (0.266), and team OPS (0.793) AL, but Toronto lost 3-6 after Ryu Hyun-jin went down the mound with 0-3 behind.
Ryu Hyun-jin lost two consecutive games following the Oakland Athletics match on the 7th, recording three wins and three losses in eight games of the season and a 2.93 ERA. Toronto won five consecutive games in Ryu Hyun-jin’s appearance before losing two consecutive games.
However, it is a great achievement that Ryu Hyun-jin achieved a quality start by filling six innings for the first time since his return. Ryu Hyun-jin’s QS is the first time in a year and four months since the game against the Cincinnati Reds (six hits and no runs in six innings) on May 21 last year.
However, what remains regrettable is the same as the previous games. Toronto manager John Schneider changed the pitcher from Ryu Hyun-jin to right-hander Garcia in the top of the seventh inning, trailing 0-3. Garcia is Toronto’s main set-up man with a 4.06 ERA in 16 holds until the previous day. However, in September, he allowed five runs with five hits and one walk in two and three innings in four games, continuing his anxiety with a 10.13 ERA.
Sure enough. As soon as Garcia took the mound in the seventh inning, he gave up a right-center double to Leodi Taveras after one out, and Josh Smith hit a right-center double and lost a point. He then caught Marcus Simien with a ground ball and was replaced by Tim Mazaya. However, Mazaya gave up a right-wing double to Corey Seager and lost an additional point. In other words, both runners sent by Garcia stepped home. Garcia’s ERA soared to 4.32.
Ryu Hyun-jin threw 82 pitches in six innings, and his fastball when he struck out the last batter Nathaniel Lowe in the top of the sixth inning was 89.3 miles, faster than the average of 88.9 miles on the day. In addition, Seager’s mid-wicket double in the sixth inning was 83.9 miles, Mitch Garber’s right-handed hit was 84.9 miles, and Jonah Haim’s fly was 93.4 miles, with no hard hits. In other words, there were no signs that Ryu Hyun-jin was tired.온라인바카라
Toronto’s key setup man Lee Mi-Garcia (right) has lost three runs in the last three games. Associated Press
The cause is “protection” of Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned after elbow surgery, but unfortunately, the timing of the replacement is always failing.
The pattern of the next pitcher losing a point after Ryu Hyun-jin’s replacement has been repeated for the past four consecutive games since the Cleveland Guardians match on the 27th of last month.
In the match against Cleveland, Ryu Hyun-jin gave up a hit to leadoff Cole Calhoun in the sixth inning with a 5-2 lead and was replaced by Garcia after infielders made consecutive errors on ground balls by Jose Ramirez and Oscar Gonzalez. However, Garcia hit Ramon Lorino’s body and pushed it out, increasing Ryu Hyun-jin’s loss by one to three.
In the Colorado Rockies match on the 2nd, Ryu Hyun-jin, who threw 76 until the 5th inning, was replaced in the 6th inning with a 4-2 lead, but the next pitcher Genesis Cabrera was hit with a come-from-behind three-run home run after Garcia gave up two consecutive hits as soon as he came out in the 6th inning. After the game at the time, Schneider explained, “I wanted to use the bullpen that was rested enough early because it was a day off the previous day.”
In the game against the Oakland Athletics on the 7th, Ryu Hyun-jin, who threw 77 pitches until the fifth inning, gave up another three-run home run shortly after changing to Trevor Richards in the sixth inning. Coach Schneider explained, “Ryu Hyun-jin took the mound after a four-day break (for the first time since his return) and didn’t have to overdo it.”
In the end, Ryu Hyun-jin has no choice but to narrow the selection of replacement timing by increasing the number of pitches and innings.