“I think he’s better”… Toronto beaming at returning Ryu Hyun-jin
Toronto is smiling after a strong performance from ‘the pitcher who can do the math’ Ryu Hyun-jin.
On July 7, Ryu Hyun-jin pitched five innings of two-run ball against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA.
In the seven games he’s pitched since his return, all but one of which have gone five innings, Ryu has yet to record a quality start (six or more innings, three or fewer earned runs), a key attribute of a starting pitcher.
Despite having the pitch count to go six innings in every start, Toronto pulled Ryu when his pitch count was in the 70s and 80s. 온라인바카라
The idea was to not push Ryu, who was coming off a long rehabilitation, too hard.
After all, he’s a veteran pitcher coming off elbow surgery, but he’s already exceeded Toronto’s expectations.
With the exception of his first game back from the disabled list, where he didn’t feel quite right, he’s started the next six games, allowing just six earned runs in 29 innings pitched for a whopping 1.86 ERA.
That’s the kind of pitcher you can count on to average five innings and two runs or less.
In fact, Toronto manager John Schneider said, “I was just hoping he’d come back at some point this season, and he’s showing flashes of his old self. The fact that he’s pitching well is a bonus.”
Ryu himself has been somewhat pleased with his pitching, saying, “I feel like my arm is recovering as fast or better than before.”
However, with Toronto currently in the thick of the wild-card race, they’ll be hoping that Ryu can get more innings out of his remaining outings.