Ryu Hyun-jin (34, Toronto Blue Jays) won his 7th win (4 losses) in the last appearance in June.
Ryu Hyun-jin started the MLB home game against the Baltimore Orioles at Salen Field in Buffalo, New York, USA on the 27th (Korea time) and threw well until the 6th inning, and then got 5 hits and 1 walk in only the 7th. Allowed and allowed 4 runs.
Hyun-Jin Ryu passed the mound to Jacob Barnes in the early 7th inning, 2-4, 2 and 3, leading 12-4, and Barnes struck out Trey Mancini, so Hyun-jin Ryu’s ERA did not increase further.
In 6⅔ innings, with seven hits and four runs, Hyun-Jin Ryu’s ERA rose from 3.25 to 3.41.
With the team’s 12-4 victory, Hyun-Jin Ryu scored two wins in a row following the match against Baltimore on the 21st, where he pitched 7 innings and one run.
Ryu Hyun-jin added three strikeouts on that day and recorded 809 strikeouts in the big league career, and jumped to second place alone in this division after Park Chan-ho (1,715) among all-time Korean big league pitchers.
Hyun-Jin Ryu changed the ball composition to focus on fast balls when the changeup control was shaken in the Baltimore match six days ago, and he won the fourth challenge.
On this day too, he mainly threw a fastball with a maximum speed of 148 km/h, and faced the Baltimore line with four pitches: a changeup, a cut fastball and a curve.
According to Baseball Servant, a baseball statistics site, Ryu filled 91 pitches with 32 fast balls, 26 changeups, 13 curves, 18 cut fast balls, and 2 sliders.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s changeup control has gotten better than before, to the extent that sportsnet commentator and caster Buck Martinez often says “a good changeup”.
Kiho Ilbo, KIHOILBO