Ryu Hyun-jin started the 2023 MLB away match against the Colorado Rockies held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA on the 2nd (Korean time) and pitched 76 over 5 innings.바카라 Koo recorded 4 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 2 runs (2 earned). Even though he went down the mound in a situation where he met the conditions for victory, he was unable to achieve victory, but it was a pitch that did its job perfectly.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent Tommy John surgery and underwent more than a year of rehabilitation, returned to the big leagues in a match against the Baltimore Orioles on the 2nd. In his first appearance, he allowed 4 runs (4 earned), including 9 hits in 5 innings. However, it was a hasty judgment to judge everything based on one game. Ryu Hyun-jin’s true value came out from his second appearance.
Ryu Hyun-jin unintentionally went down the mound after suffering a dizzying accident when he was hit by a hard hit in a match against the Cleveland Guardians on the 8th, but he announced the return of the ‘Korean Monster’ by pitching a ‘no hit’ in 4 innings, and later, the Chicago Cubs-Cincinnati team. In the match against the Reds and Cleveland, he pitched 5 innings, allowing 2 runs, and won 3 times in a row. And on this day, they set out to challenge for their 4th consecutive win.
Considering Ryu Hyun-jin’s recent pitching, the Colorado Rockies, who are at the bottom of the National League, were not an opponent that would be an obstacle. The problem was ‘environment’. Coors Field, located in an alpine area, is a stadium with a longer distance compared to other stadiums and is called the ‘pitcher’s graveyard.’ Ryu Hyun-jin’s career performance at Coors Field was also very poor, with 1 win, 4 losses, and an ERA of 7.09. However, Ryu Hyun-jin, who was recently at his peak, was solid.
Ryu Hyun-jin got off to a good start by tying up the Colorado batting lineup with a three-way strike from the start of the first inning, and continued his cruise in the second inning by neatly blocking the main batting lineup of Ryan McMahon, Brandon Rogers, and Hunter Goodman. The most disappointing thing about this day’s game was the bullpen’s run loss and the home run he hit in the third inning, which were the decisive reasons why Ryu Hyun-jin was unable to secure a victory.
The local media heaped praise on Ryu Hyun-jin for overcoming the ‘pitcher’s graveyard’ Coors Field. Canada’s ‘Sportsnet’ said, “Ryu Hyun-jin recorded 2 runs in 5 innings, which would be equivalent to 7 innings of scoreless pitching if not at Coors Field.” He added, “He could have continued to pitch, but since the bullpen had enough rest, it was impossible to push further. “It wasn’t necessary,” he said, praising Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitching.
The Toronto team was also properly excited. The Toronto team, which posted a post saying “Ryu Hyun-jin’s form is crazy” after winning its second win of the season against Cincinnati on the 21st of last month, once again posted a video of Ryu Hyun-jin pitching on social media and said, “Since Ryu Hyun-jin’s return, his ERA is 2.48,” and “He is a living legend.” “He gave a thumbs up.
America’s ‘CBS Sports’ also praised, “Ryu Hyun-jin allowed 4 hits, 2 walks, and 2 runs in 5 innings against Colorado. Although he hit a two-run home run from Ezequiel Montero in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Ryu Hyun-jin was solid in Colorado’s difficult environment.” Ryu Hyun-jin has recorded 2 earned runs or less in 5 innings in each of his last 5 games, recording an ERA of 1.50 with 20 strikeouts in 24 innings. Ryu Hyun-jin is expected to continue his good time in the away game on Wednesday (the 7th, Korean time), when he is likely to make his next start. “It will be,” he said, expressing inflated expectations.
While there are many players who cannot return to the mound after just one Tommy John surgery, Ryu Hyun-jin is continuing his excellent form by overcoming two major surgeries.