Ryu Hyun-jin is still early to return to Korea… ‘Monster’ for both control and mental strength
After returning, 3 wins and 1 loss with an average ERA of 2.25…
WHIP holds on to the mound even in the midst of a 1.00 defense collapse and marches to 3 consecutive wins
Last winter, when he was in the midst of rehabilitation,
which seemed like he was going through an endless tunnel, 온라인카지노
Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) revealed his thoughts on returning to Korea in an interview with a media outlet.
He said he wanted to return to his hometown and reunite with Korean baseball fans before it was too late, while he still had the strength left.
However, after returning to the major league mound,
the ‘Korean Monster’ is still proving that it is competitive on the world’s best stage.
On the 27th (Korean time), Ryu Hyun-jin took the mound as a starting pitcher in a home game against the Cleveland Guardians held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who led the team’s 8-3 victory,
harvested 3 wins (1 loss) in his 5th appearance this season.
His ERA is 2.25.
Looking at the detailed performance of Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitching after his return,
it can be confirmed that his control alone is the best in the major leagues.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who threw 24 innings in 5 games,
allowed only 5 walks, recording 1.88 walks per 9 innings (BB/9).
With exquisite ball combination and control,
he caught 20 strikeouts and his strikeout/walk (K/BB) ratio was 4.00.
Although direct comparison is difficult due to the small sample (24 innings) yet,
assuming that the required innings are filled,
the BB/9 and K/BB ratios around the top 10 in the current major leagues are maintained.
Because of his good control, he seldom allows hits even without a fastball.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s batting average this season is 0.211, and his WHIP per inning is 1.00.
Currently, the lowest WHIP in the entire major league is George Kirby (Seattle Mariners) with a 1.03.
This is the part where you can see how stable pitching Ryu Hyun-jin is after returning.
In addition, Ryu Hyun-jin steadfastly defends the mound without collapsing despite the mistakes of the Toronto defense.
Although he gave up 2 runs with 2 solo homers until the 5th inning, Ryu Hyun-jin,
who met the winning pitcher requirements with 60 balls,
went to the mound in the 6th inning as well.
After giving up a hit to first batter Cole Calhoun,
he induced infield grounders in succession to Jose Ramirez and Oscar Gonzalez,
but third baseman Matt Chapman and shortstop Santiago Espinal saved the bases with an error.
respectively, and were driven to full base.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who was able to make his first quality start
after returning after finishing the innings
(6 or more starting innings, within 3 earned runs),
eventually had to go down the mound.
Even in a situation where victory could have been blown away,
he grinned down the mound and talked to his teammates
with a carefree smile in the dugout.
Ryu Hyun-jin allowed points due to defensive errors in the last three games in a row.
Of the 11 runs allowed this season, only 6 earned runs.
Even if he was an ordinary pitcher,
he would be in danger of collapsing due to a defensive error,
but he would minimize the number of runs and complete the mission like a pitcher
who has gone through all the pre-season battles.
Although his speed dropped after his return,
Ryu Hyun-jin, with his control and unshakable ‘steel mentality’,
is still an attractive starting pitcher in the major leagues.
Ryu Hyun-jin comes to the free agent (FA) market after 4 years of companionship with Toronto at the end of this season.
If he stays where he is on the mound through the end of the season,
he’ll find a new home in the major leagues with ease.