The commentators of ‘Sportsnet’, a Canadian sports network and Toronto’s main broadcaster, have recently been enthusiastic about praising Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto). It’s worth it. This is because the player, whose return was uncertain at the time of elbow surgery, is now contributing to the team with better-than-expected results.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who made his return on August 2nd (Korean time), has started a total of 7 games and pitched 34 innings since his return until the 11th, achieving excellent results with 3 wins, 2 losses, and an average ERA of 2.65. His hitting percentage is 0.219 and the number of hits allowed per inning (WHIP) is only 1.06. His average exit speed is 86 mph, which is similar to 2019, which is remembered as Ryu Hyun-jin’s heyday. His blade-like control still remains.
He feels his innings are a bit lacking, but that has to do with the circumstances. The game against Cleveland on August 8 (4 innings) was ruled out early due to being hit by a batted ball. Considering the number of pitches of 52, there was room for 1-2 more innings. In the game against Cleveland on August 27, he only threw 70 pitches in 5 innings. In the game against Colorado on the 2nd, he threw 76 pitches in 5 innings to prepare for his appearance on the mound after four days of rest. Overall, there is a tendency not to overdo it.
The Toronto broadcasters were also full of praise. It was the same before the game against Oakland on the 7th. ‘Sportsnet’ commentator Joe Siddle said of Ryu Hyun-jin, “He played very well in six games after returning from Tommy John surgery. He pitched five innings in all.
Shideul chose his ability to induce ground balls as his driving force. Siddle said, “His velocity has dropped, but he is attracting ground balls well. The change-up is working well for batters.” In fact, Ryu Hyun-jin’s velocity has not even recovered to the level of 2021, just before his elbow surgery, but he is achieving a good performance with an earned run average in the 2-run range through perfect pitching using various pitch types and differences in velocity.
‘Sportsnet’ panelist Jamie Campbell also said on the Freev Show before the Auckland game on the 7th, “We had a very massive and spectacular last five games. We threw a very slow curveball, and it was the location, and the location.” “It was absolutely fantastic. Alec Manoa, who was a Cy Young candidate last year, was missing, but Ryu Hyun-jin came in instead,” he said, praising him as the main character who saved Toronto’s rotation from being in crisis.
‘Sportsnet’ panelist and columnist Cy Davidi praised Ryu Hyun-jin’s command, saying, “Ryu Hyun-jin is going through the best scenario so far. He is doing better than expected. He is extremely sharp.” He added, “Despite Manoa’s departure, “Despite this, it is the key to Toronto’s ability to maintain its starting rotation,” he said, emphasizing that Ryu Hyun-jin’s exquisite timing of his return is providing strength to Toronto as a whole.
Looking at the actual results, you can realize how great Ryu Hyun-jin is having a comeback season. Many athletes say that for two years after elbow surgery, their arm does not feel like it has anything to do with it. Because he had been away for a long time, his senses were not perfect. Ryu Hyun-jin will not be much different. His velocity has not increased yet, and it is clear that he has less sense in some areas, such as his cutter. Nevertheless, he maintains strong control and is on a roll.
Looking at the American League’s ERA since August, Ryu Hyun-jin is in a position to aim for ‘Top 10’. The average ERA of 2.65 is good, ranking 12th among all major league pitchers who have pitched more than 32 innings during this period. Among the prominent pitchers is Ryu Hyun-jin, who has just completed rehabilitation from elbow surgery.메이저사이트
In the American League, only Cole Ragans (Kansas City), Dean Kremer (Baltimore), Pablo Lopez (Minnesota), Sonny Gray (Minnesota), Kyle Bradish (Baltimore), and Paul Blackburn (Oakland) are above Ryu Hyun-jin. In other words, the Toronto team has the highest ERA since August. Second place on the Toronto team is Chris Bassett, who has continued to perform well in the second half of the year, with 2.65, and third place is Yusei Kikuchi (2.97). These are also excellent scores, but they are not as good as Ryu Hyun-jin.
From now on, Ryu Hyun-jin will face a true test. Until now, we have faced a lot of teams with somewhat weak batting, but from now on we will be facing strong teams. Ryu Hyun-jin is scheduled to start the game against Texas to be held at Rogers Center, his home stadium, on the 13th. He is drawing interest as he is expected to face off against Max Scherzer, who has won the Cy Young Award three times. Texas boasts a powerful batting team led by Corey Seager and Marcus Siemian. Attention is focused on whether Ryu Hyun-jin’s skillful pitching can work against strong teams.