Ryu Hyun-jin cried at the low score support. Toronto’s batting lineup, which was missing three starting pitchers, struggled against a pitcher who had lost 4 times in the last 5 games and was the weakest team in the Major League with a .300 winning percentage in jeopardy.스포츠토토
Ryu Hyun-jin started the ‘2023 Major League’ game against the Oakland Athletics in the ‘2023 Major League’ held at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA on the 7th (Korean time) and recorded 5 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 5 innings. However, he was replaced while the game was tied 1-2, and the game ended in a 2-5 loss, resulting in his second loss of the season. The season record was 3 wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 2.65.
Although he missed one home run, his pitching was flawless. The loss was also largely due to the batting line failing to convert numerous opportunities into goals. Toronto had three hits, including a double, and three walks until the third inning, but only scored one run. Cavan Biggio’s double and Ernie Clement’s timely hit in the second inning led to the first run, but no additional runs were added.
Foreign media also did not point out the content of Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitch. Instead, he criticized the batting lineup, which scored only one run against the 11-loss pitcher of the weakest team, whose winning percentage was in jeopardy. Before today’s game, Oakland had 42 wins, 97 losses, and a winning percentage of only 0.302. Starting JP Pierce was in a slump with 3 wins and 11 losses, a hitting percentage of 0.343 and an OPS of 1.029 in the last five games. Toronto’s batters consistently got on base and looked for opportunities, but the results of scoring were lacking.
MLB.com reporter Sonya Chen said immediately after the end of the game, “Ryu Hyun-jin allowed 5 hits, 1 walk, and 2 runs in 5 innings in his 7th start after Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament reconstruction surgery). Toronto has played in the past 5 games in which Ryu Hyun-jin has appeared as a starter. “We won all of them, but on this day, Ryu Hyun-jin did not show enough offense to make up for the two-run home run he gave up to Perez in the fourth inning,” he wrote.
He also added , “Davis Schneider hit a solo home run in the 8th inning, but Toronto remained scoreless in the remaining inning.” The title of this article is “Toronto’s poor scoring support causes Ryu Hyun-jin to lose the game and prevents him from sweeping the series.”
The Associated Press said , “It was a meaningful appearance for Ryu Hyun-jin. The 36-year-old left-handed pitcher threw 77 pitches in his 7th start since returning to the big league after completing minor league rehabilitation. The 7th game was a season-long absence for Ryu Hyun-jin after undergoing Tommy John surgery. “This is one more number than last year’s 6 games,” he said.
The report continued , “Ryu Hyun-jin allowed the only run on Perez’s 6th home run of the season. This was Ryu Hyun-jin’s first loss since his first appearance of the season on the 2nd (when he gave up 4 runs in 5 innings against Baltimore). “
The Toronto Sun also wrote, “Ryu Hyun-jin was not as sharp as he was in the past five games, recording 3 wins, no losses, and an ERA of 1.50. More than that, (the biggest loss) was that he did not receive support from his teammates. “
“Ryu Hyun-jin continued his remarkable performance after Tommy John surgery , ” the report said. “However, he hit a home run to Perez in the fourth inning and gave Oakland their first lead of the series.”
Smith, who hit an infield hit to shortstop against Ryu Hyun-jin in the fourth inning, said, “There’s a reason he’s been pitching in the major leagues for a long time. Ryu Hyun-jin puts batters out with good pitches. He has unique pitches, like a changeup that moves well. Although he’s not a pitcher who overwhelms with power, “He throws the ball where he wants. It’s really difficult to deal with him on days when he has control of the pitch,” he said.
Perez, the star of the final shot, said, “Ryu Hyun-jin throws a very tricky curve in the mid-60s along with his fastball. He had to be well prepared.” Perez hit a low fastball from Ryu Hyun-jin and made a home run.
Ryu Hyun-jin got off to a good start with only 36 pitches until the third inning. He got off easily in the first innings with just 9 balls. He threw a sinker and cutter against the first batter, Jack Gelov, to make the ball count 0-2, and induced a fly ball to center field with a three-pitch changeup. He recorded his first strikeout against Brent Luker. In a situation where the ball count was 2-2 by inducing a missed swing with a curve and cutter, a 90.7 mile per hour (approximately 145.9 km) fastball penetrated the low course near the body. Ryan Noda hit a ground ball to first base with a fastball on the first pitch.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who received one point thanks to Clement’s timely hit in the top of the second inning, blocked the game with a three-way strike in the bottom of the second inning. He recorded his second strikeout against the first batter, Jordan Diaz. Although he was at a disadvantage with the ball count of 2-1 in the first three pitches, he struck out with a 90.4 mph fastball (approximately 145.5 km) toward the body following a series of curves. He threw a cutter to Perez, causing a ground ball to the third baseman, and Kevin Smith drew a ground ball to the shortstop with a change-up, completing a three-way strike for the second consecutive inning with just 21 pitches.
In the bottom of the third inning, he won a full-count battle with the first batter, Jonah Bride. Ryu Hyun-jin caught the lead hitter by inducing a ground ball to the shortstop with a 6-pitch change-up. He threw a curveball on the first pitch to the next batter, Nick Allen, and it became his first hit. With one out and one on first base, he also used a curveball on the first pitch to Estewri Luis, and this time the batted ball was headed to right fielder Bigio for an out.
With 2 outs and runners on first base and Gelloff at bat, he allowed Allen to steal second base. Ryu Hyun-jin gave up a stolen base for the first time since the game against Baltimore on September 1, 2021. In the ensuing game, with 2 outs and runners on second base, he struck out for the third time after a full-count, 7-pitch battle with Gelov. The third strike call was received as the ball cutter went into the backdoor. It was a strikeout created by exquisite ball control.
An even bigger crisis came in the 4th episode. A change-up thrown to leadoff hitter Luker became a double, allowing the player to reach second base with no outs. This batted ball was the fastest among Ryu Hyun-jin’s batted balls on this day, with a distance of 106.7 miles (about 171.7 km).
Guerrero Jr.’s judgment shined when Noda grounded to first base with no outs on second base. Instead of stepping on base, he chose to throw to third base and tag out Rooker. Ryu Hyun-jin blocked the next batter, Diaz, with a fly ball to right field, leaving him on base with two outs, but was unable to end the inning without allowing a run. He gave up a home run with two outs. A fastball thrown to Perez led to a come-from-behind two-run shot. The ball went well into the low area, but Perez hit it well. The batted ball flew 410 feet (about 131.4 m) at a speed of 104.9 miles per hour (about 168.8 km).
Ryu Hyun-jin sent out the next batter, Smith, with an infield hit to shortstop. After a challenge, it was changed from an out to an infield hit, and Ryu Hyun-jin was shaken for a moment. After allowing the first walk to Bride, the team was once again in danger with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases. At this time, shortstop Clement played good defense. He slipped and caught Allen’s ground ball and created a force out at second base.
Ryu Hyun-jin was in danger of reaching second base with no outs again in the 5th inning. He allowed Lewis, the American League leader in stolen bases, to steal second base following a hit to left. Lewis’ 57th stolen base of the season. Ryu Hyun-jin worked his way out of the crisis by striking out Gerlov and Luker in succession. Gelov struck out with a curveball and Luker struck out with a cutter. He even allowed Lewis to steal third base, but blocked Noda with a fly ball to right field and finished pitching with 2 runs in 5 innings.
Toronto brought in a second pitcher, Trevor Richards, in the 6th inning when the game was tied 1-2. This decision resulted in defeat. Richards allowed a three-run home run to Smith after being on first and second base with no outs due to consecutive hits. As the score grew to 1-5, Toronto was pushed further into a corner. In the 8th inning, Schneider made it 3 runs with a solo home run, but there was no follow-up hit. In the top of the 9th inning, pinch hitter Spencer Horowitz hit a double play with no outs on first base, breaking the flow.