“Completely froze hitters out” is how Major League Baseball described Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitching. Why did he end up on the losing side, but the accolades followed?
Sunmin Oh is a reporter.
After turning a batter around with a fastball that goes deep in the body, he boldly puts a slow arcing ball in the middle of the strike zone.
The batter heads to the dugout in disbelief.
Ryu has struck out five batters, mixing up pitches that varied by as much as 45 kilometers per hour.
Despite falling short of his fourth win of the season, the local media raves about how he “made the batter look like a fool.”
Ryu needed 82 pitches to get through six innings, marking his first quality start since returning from injury, but the fourth inning proved to be his undoing, as his strategy of attacking early pitches fell apart.
He gave up a leadoff single to his old teammate Seager and then a two-run homer to the next batter, Grossman.토토사이트
He settled down in the fifth, retiring three batters on nine pitches, but gave up another run in the sixth.
Toronto, which hadn’t scored a run in the interim, lost the game 3-6 despite a three-run rally in the final inning.
With Toronto dropping to third place, the minimum to qualify for fall baseball, the weight of the game fell even heavier on the shoulders of Ryu, who will likely make three more starts.