They rolled around in pain, but it didn’t matter. The injury was minor, and the improved pitching was even more welcome.
Ryu took the mound against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2023 Major League Baseball game at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Aug. 8 (KST).카지노사이트
Two batters into the bottom of the fourth inning, with the score tied 0-0, he was hit by a 98-mph fastball, but he was able to smile. His knife-edge changeup had returned.
Ryu underwent Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament repair) in June 2022. He spent more than a year rehabbing. He returned to the field on April 2 against the Baltimore Orioles.
He took the loss in Baltimore, giving up four runs in five innings. The result was disappointing, but the fact that the Orioles are currently the best team in the American League, that Ryu is still getting his feel for the game, and that his velocity has increased with each passing pitch made me reserve judgment.
That’s why the Cleveland game was so important. Cleveland was last in the majors with a .655 OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) against lefties. If Cleveland struggled, Ryu had nowhere to hide.
Ryu was pulled after just four innings due to injury. But those four innings were close to perfect. He was perfect until the fourth inning. The only runner he allowed was on a single, and even then, the call was questionable. According to a graphic on Major League Baseball’s official website, Gameday, two of Ryu’s strikes were ruled balls, which cost him the game.
Luckily, Ryu’s injury wasn’t serious. Toronto announced that it was a simple bruise.
USA Today Yonhap
According to Sportsnet Canada’s Aden Zwelling, Ryu was more focused on the pitch than the injury.
“It’s just a bruise. It wasn’t a follow-through. My command was better than my last start, especially my changeup. I was able to throw it where I wanted to throw it. I was happy with that.”
Toronto manager John Schneider even had time to crack a joke.
MLB.com’s Keegan Matheson reported that Schneider said, “Ryu’s calf has gotten really big. He’s got two right calves now,” Schneider joked.
MLB.com also reported, “Ryu showed off his trademark changeup. He’s gotten much better at avoiding hard hits,” and that his overall pitching was good.