Ryu Hyun-jin’s first crisis to be revived as a pitcher’s grave in four years
Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto) will take the mound at Coors Field, the tomb of pitchers for the first time in four years.
Toronto announced Ryu Hyun-jin as the starting pitcher for the first game of six consecutive away games in Colorado on the 31st. Ryu Hyun-jin will start the game against Colorado at 9:40 a.m. on September 2 at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. It is the first time in four years that Ryu Hyun-jin has taken the mound at Coors Field since joining Toronto and since August 1, 2019, when he played for the LA Dodgers.
Coors Field, located at an altitude of 1,600m, is famous for stretching far away due to less air resistance. It is called the “grave of pitchers” because there are many long hits. Ryu Hyun-jin is also not doing well in Coors Field. He threw 26.2 innings in six games and hit eight home runs alone. He is 1-4 with a 7.09 ERA.
Ryu Hyun-jin returned to the mound after 14 months of rehabilitation after undergoing ligament surgery on his left elbow last year, continuing his amazing pitching. In the game against Baltimore on August 2, he was hard hit with nine hits and four runs, including four long hits, including one home run and three doubles, in five innings, but has since pitched three consecutive games. He then won his third win of the season with four hits and three runs (two earned runs) in five innings against Cleveland on August 27.
However, he rarely hit a long hit with one double while pitching three consecutive non-self-imposed pitches, but he hit two home runs and one double against Cleveland on the 27th. Three of the four hits were long hits.
Ryu Hyun-jin received praise from local media during his five-game appearance since his return. This is because the ball speed is not the same as before, but the change-up and curve ball control alone completely overcame the batter-manner fight and won. He also drew admiration for being “smart” by lowering the curve speed to the 100km range and pulling out the swing with an exquisite corner walk. Above all, everyone applauds the fact that a pitcher in his mid-30s returned from rehabilitation after undergoing elbow ligament surgery for more than a year and showed such a stable pitch.
For Ryu Hyun-jin, who has revived properly and won three consecutive games, his first appearance at Coors Field in four years is expected to be the first crisis 메이저안전공원
Toronto currently has a key infield empty. Third baseman Matt Chapman and shortstop Bo Bissett will be on the injured list, with backup infielders taking charge of defense. This can also be a variable for starting pitchers.
Toronto is in fourth place in the American League wild card competition, three games behind Texas, the Maginot Line. With one win desperately needed, Ryu Hyun-jin took charge of starting six consecutive Western away games.
The Colorado starter who will face Ryu Hyun-jin on the day is right-hander Chris Flexen. Flexen, who started for Doosan in the KBO League in 2020, played as a midfielder this season and moved to the starting lineup at the end of July, and in August, he has one win, one loss, and a 5.00 ERA in five games