The pattern of immediately conceding a goal when Ryu Hyun-jin is dropped is being repeated. I am concerned that it will become a jinx.
The Toronto Blue Jays kneeled again in Ryu Hyun-jin’s starting game.
Ryu Hyun-jin pitched a fight against the powerhouse Texas Rangers at the Rogers Center on the 13th (Korean time), allowing 4 hits, 1 walk, and 3 runs in 6 innings. It was a good performance against Texas, which boasts a strong batting line that ranks first in the AL in team runs (793), team batting average (0.266), and team OPS (0.793), but Toronto gave up an additional run after Ryu Hyun-jin came down the mound while trailing 0-3. In the end, they lost 3 to 6.
Ryu Hyun-jin suffered two consecutive losses following the game against the Oakland Athletics on the 7th, recording 3 wins and 3 losses in 8 games this season, with an ERA of 2.93. Toronto went on a five-game winning streak with Ryu Hyun-jin as the mound, then lost two games in a row.
However, it can be said to be a great achievement that Ryu Hyun-jin achieved a quality start by completing 6 innings for the first time since his return. It has been 1 year and 4 months since Ryu Hyun-jin’s QS match against the Cincinnati Reds on May 21 last year (6 innings, 6 hits, no runs).
However, the disappointment remains the same as in previous games. Toronto manager John Schneider changed the pitcher from Ryu Hyun-jin to right-hander Imi Garcia in the top of the 7th inning when the team was down 0-3. Garcia is Toronto’s main setup man who posted an ERA of 4.06 over 16 holds until the previous day. However, in September, he continued his woes, allowing 5 runs on 5 hits and 1 walk in 2⅔ innings in 4 games, resulting in an earned run average of 10.13.
just as expected. As soon as Garcia took the mound in the 7th inning, with one out, he gave up a double to right-center to Leody Taveras, and then gave up a run after being hit by Josh Smith on a double to right-center. He then caught Marcus Simien with a ground ball and was replaced by Tim Mazaya. However, Mazaya gave up an additional run when he gave up a double to Corey Seager along the right field line. Both runners sent out by Garcia hit home. Garcia’s ERA soared to 4.32.
Ryu Hyun-jin threw 82 balls in 6 innings, and the fastball he threw when he struck out Nathaniel Law, the last batter in the top of the 6th inning, with a missed swing, was 89.3 mph, faster than the average speed of 88.9 mph on the day. Additionally, the speed of the three batted balls given up in the 6th inning was Seager’s double in the middle of the month at 83.9 mph, Mitch Garber’s right-handed hit at 84.9 mph, and Jonah Haim’s fly at 93.4 mph, so there were no hard hits. In other words, there were no signs that Ryu Hyun-jin was tired.
The justification is to ‘protect’ Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned after elbow surgery, but unfortunately, the timing of replacements always fails.
The pattern of the next pitcher giving up a run after Ryu Hyun-jin’s replacement has been repeated for the past four consecutive games, from the game against the Cleveland Guardians on the 27th of last month to this day.
In the game against Cleveland, Ryu Hyun-jin gave up a hit to leadoff Cole Calhoun in the 6th inning with the team leading 5-2, and the infielders made consecutive errors on ground balls by Jose Ramirez and Oscar Gonzalez, leaving the bases loaded with no outs, and was replaced by Garcia. However, Garcia hit Ramon Lorino’s body and pushed the ball away, increasing Ryu Hyun-jin’s loss by one to three.안전놀이터
Then, in the game against the Colorado Rockies on the 2nd, Ryu Hyun-jin, who had thrown 76 balls until the 5th inning, was replaced in the 6th inning with a 4-2 lead, but as soon as Garcia came out in the 6th inning, he gave up 2 hits in a row and retired after 2 outs, and the next pitcher, Genesis Cabrera, came back. He hit a 3-run home run. Coach Schneider explained after the game, “It was a rest day the day before, so I wanted to use the bullpen early because they were sufficiently rested.”
In the game against the Oakland Athletics on the 7th, Ryu Hyun-jin, who had thrown 77 balls until the 5th inning, was replaced by Trevor Richards in the 6th inning, but he gave up another 3-run home run and lost. Coach Schneider explained, “There was no need to overdo it as Ryu Hyun-jin pitched after a four-day rest (for the first time since returning).”
In the end, Ryu Hyun-jin has no choice but to increase the number of pitches and innings to narrow down the selection of replacement timing.