“Today’s curve is 100 points.” “Every ball was well controlled.”
Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto) once again won his second win of the season with fantastic pitching. The average velocity was only over 140 km, but it showed a perfect location with a different level of control.
Ryu Hyun-jin started the away game against the Cincinnati Reds held at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on the 21st (Korean time), 5 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts, 2 runs (unauthorized) and 2 wins (1 loss) of the season harvested the seed Toronto won 10-3 thanks to Ryu Hyun-jin’s counterattack and the explosion of the other line, and finished the Cincinnati expedition with 2 wins and 1 loss.
On this day, Ryu Hyun-jin allowed 2 runs, but all of them were at fault due to absurd defensive mistakes. In the end, Hyun-Jin Ryu lowered his season ERA from 2.57 to 1.89 as he pitched 14 consecutive innings in three games starting from the Cleveland Guardians match on the 8th.
Most of all, what stood out on this day was that Ryu Hyun-jin efficiently dealt with Cincinnati batters even though his average speed that day was only 87.4 miles (140.9 km), which was slower than this season’s average speed (88.7 miles).
Of Ryu Hyun-jin’s 83 pitches, 38 were four-seam fastballs (46%), 18 were changeups (22%), 16 were curveballs (19%) and 11 were cutters (13%). The opponent made a total of 36 swings, 8 of which were misses and 15 fouls. 34% of balls went through the strike zone or went wrong.안전놀이터
Although it did not completely overwhelm the hitters, the Cincinnati batting line was unable to capture Ryu Hyun-jin’s batted ball, as there were only two hard hits. It means that batters couldn’t make many regular hits because the speed control and control were perfect.
After the game, Ryu Hyun-jin said in an interview with MK Sports’ correspondent, “I think (redemption) should be raised a little more,” but “I think you should catch the ball in a situation where you raise it a little more. I don’t think it will be bad if it is like today,” he said, adding that he would focus more on control even with an increase in speed.
Ryu Hyun-jin said in an interview, “The most important thing is how well the ball is controlled with that restraint. Today, all pitches were good,” he said, expressing satisfaction with his own pitches that day.
In particular, the curve, which was highly praised by the local media, gave an exceptionally high score. To the question, ‘If you were to score your curve today, how many points would you give?’ Ryu Hyun-jin smiled and replied, “100 points.”
Toronto Blue Jays coach John Schneider also expressed deep satisfaction with Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitching that day. Coach Schneider said, “Today, Ryu Hyun-jin was good at fast ball control against right-handed hitters. He sees his opponent taking good advantage of his aggressiveness. He played really well against opponents. It was a really good game.”
He also refuted the fact that Ryu Hyun-jin’s average speed fell more than the season average that day, saying, “I shot up to 90 miles.”
As Ryu Hyun-jin himself revealed, coach Schneider also cited ‘location’ as the point of good fighting on this day. “The curve was really good,” Schneider said. He used it right when he needed it. Here, he used his changeup and inside fastball. It was typical of him. I think all the balls are well controlled,” he explained.
On this day, in the hot weather approaching 30 degrees, there were scenes where Ryu Hyun-jin himself could struggle. He gave up a runner almost every inning, and even gave up two runs in the second inning with a rare defensive error. However, he eventually met the victory requirement with an aggressive and efficient pitch that caught 56 strikes while throwing 83 pitches in 5 innings, while also continuing a three-game non-book streak.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s class was still the same. It was a perfect location that everyone was satisfied with and admired.