‘1 inning or less’ Ryu Hyun-jin, ‘Toronto Hidden Card’ sortie in the second half

July 10, 2023 0 Comments

 ‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (37) is steadily preparing to return to the American professional baseball major league. Following the minor league rookie league, he is adjusting his condition by gaining practical experience in Single A. Of course, he hasn’t found a normal condition yet. However, the ‘experience’ accumulated through many experiences shines and raises the expectations around them.

On the 10th (Korean time), Ryu Hyun-jin started the game against the Florida Complex League (FCL) Minor League Single A Tampa Bay Tarpons (affiliated with the New York Yankees) held at TD Ball Park in Dunedin, Florida, USA. He gave up three hits and no runs in four innings. He struck out one and recorded no walks and no walks.

In particular, his pitch count is impressive. He threw 37 balls in 4 innings. He threw just over 9 pitches per inning. Although he couldn’t intimidate opponent hitters with his pitch, he pitched scoreless with exquisite control and ball coordination. Just as he earned a reputation as the pitcher with the lowest average number of pitches per inning in his heyday, he dealt with opponent hitters with ‘specialty’.

In the Rookie League match against the FCL Tigers (under the Detroit Tigers) on the 5th, he recorded 4 hits and 1 run in 3 innings. On this day, he struck out 5 times and prevented a large number of runs. He was hit by three doubles, but put out the fire himself by displaying his unique crisis management ability. Although he was in the ok by allowing 3 long hits, he got out of the long injury tunnel and delivered a stable pitch in his own way and received a passing grade.

He was still short of his prime. It stayed at his highest speed of 88.2 miles per hour (about 142.3 km) that day. But there was no problem. He avoided hitting his opponents by making good use of his dignity and control. It is also eye-catching that he reduced the number of pitches with his exquisite manned pitches and quick timing. Considering that it is not in 100% condition, it is more encouraging as the speed is likely to increase further.

He plans to make one or two more minor league appearances in the future. Check your condition by increasing the number of pitches and innings. It is highly likely that the basic concept of the last two appearances will be similar. It is expected that he will face off against batters based on pitching with pinpoint control rather than forcing head-to-head matches in a situation where his pitching is somewhat poor.바카라

It emerges as Toronto’s ‘hidden card’ aiming for a counterattack in the second half. If he maintains his current condition and heats up his pace, a comeback at the end of July seems possible. Toronto is currently ranked third in the American League East Division. They are fighting fiercely for ranking in the ‘Aldong of Fear’ (American League East Division). It seems difficult to win the district championship as it is behind the district leader Tampa Bay Race by 7 games. He is leading the way in the wild card race and is continuing his hopes.

The return of experienced Ryu Hyun-jin is expected to be a big help to Toronto. Toronto has struggled with an inconsistent performance from its starting lineup this season. He struggled back and forth between hot and cold baths. Recently, in the process of finding stability in the starting lineup, if ‘veteran’ Ryu Hyun-jin joins, the height of the mound can be further increased. Ryu Hyun-jin emerges as the key to Toronto’s counterattack in the second half.

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