Ryu Hyun-jin, ‘4 wins again’, catches ‘AL’s weakest team’

will try again for his 4th win of the season against Oakland, the weakest team in the American League.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who plays for the Toronto Blue Jays, is scheduled to start in the 2023 Major League Baseball away game against the Oakland Athletics to be held at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA on the 7th (Korean time). Ryu Hyun-jin, who is continuing his good pitching streak with 3 wins and an ERA of 1.50 with 4 earned runs in 24 innings in the last 5 games, will take the mound in an away daytime game against Oakland after taking 4 days off after the game against the Colorado Rockies on the 2nd.

Toronto, which recorded a winning series with 2 wins and 1 loss at Coors Field, won 6-5 after a close overtime game against Oakland on the 5th, reducing the lead against the Texas Rangers, who placed third in the American League wild card, to half a game. At the earliest, they could rise to third place in the wild card in the three-game series against Oakland. This means that the role of veteran Ryu Hyun-jin, who is playing the role of Toronto’s de facto ace after returning from injury, is very important.

Ryu Hyun-jin, making his first 4-day rest since returning from injury, hit a go-ahead two-run home run by Eroris Montero in the 3rd inning against Colorado on the 2nd, but was in danger of scoring with 1 out and 2nd and 3rd base in the 3rd inning and 1 out and 1st and 2nd base in the 4th inning . He blocked the pitch and allowed 2 runs through 76 pitches until the 5th inning. And Toronto’s batting line took a 4-2 lead in the top of the sixth inning when catcher Danny Jansen hit a comeback two-run home run. However, Ryu Hyun-jin finished his pitch that day by greeting the coaching staff and colleagues after the 5th inning and cheering on his colleagues from the bench.

If Toronto had had any leeway in competing for the rankings, they would not have taken the unreasonable step of having Ryu Hyun-jin, who is in his comeback season after Tommy John surgery, pitch after four days of rest. However, Toronto, which is currently competing for a fierce American League wild card, had no time to raise temporary starters because each game was an important schedule reminiscent of the postseason. This is why Ryu Hyun-jin was forced to pitch for the first time after a four-day rest since returning from injury.

Like most pitchers, Ryu Hyun-jin also feels pressured to pitch after a four-day rest. However, Ryu Hyun-jin’s performance did not deteriorate particularly when he took the mound after a four-day break. In fact, Ryu Hyun-jin recorded a good record of 26 wins, 14 losses, and 3.27 in a total of 59 games in which he pitched after a four-day break. This is actually better than his performance after five days of rest (77 games, 34 wins, 21 losses, 3.44). Additionally, he threw less than 80 pitches against Colorado, so good pitching is expected against Oakland as well.

Oakland, represented by GM Billy Beane’s (current senior advisor) ‘Moneyball’, is a team that showed the ‘miracle of the small market’ by advancing to fall baseball 10 times from 2000 to 2020. However, Oakland, which suffered 102 losses last season and ranked last in the American League in winning percentage (.370), is still at the bottom of the American League this year with a winning percentage of .304 (42 wins and 96 losses) as of the 5th. In particular, the mound collapsed to the point that the team’s ERA was 5.63, the lowest in the major leagues.토스카지노

Ryu Hyun-jin , who is in his second year in the big league in a starting matchup with left-hander Sears,

pitched in a total of three games against Oakland and won two. However, the pitching performance was not very satisfactory, with 9 runs allowed in 15 innings and an ERA of 5.40. At the Oakland Coliseum, he appeared once on May 7, 2021, and won with 6 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, and 4 runs in 5 innings. Although Oakland’s power has weakened significantly over the past two to three years, we must be wary of the long hits of Brent Luker, who is recording 23 home runs this season. 

Oakland’s starting pitcher, who will face Ryu Hyun-jin, who is trying for his fourth win of the season, is JP Sears, a left-hander in his second year in the big league. Sears, who debuted in the big league last year wearing a New York Yankees uniform and then moved to Oakland at the trade deadline, recorded 3 wins with the Yankees and 3 wins with Oakland last year. Sears is playing an active role as Oakland’s regular starter again this year and is playing the most innings on the team (146.2 innings), but is not posting good results with 3 wins, 11 losses and 4.60 in 27 games.

Ryu Hyun-jin will have to work with young Mexican catcher Alejandro Kirk in the game against Oakland, as catcher Jensen was placed on the injured list with a fractured finger on the 2nd. Ryu Hyun-jin worked with Kirk only once after moving to Toronto, but did not get good results, allowing 5 runs in 4 innings. Ryu Hyun-jin must prove that he is a pitcher who is not shy about catchers in this game against Oakland, where he has a high chance of working with Kirk.

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