Hyunjin Ryu from Toronto MLB. yunhap news
It was an unfamiliar environment for veterans who had experienced cold weather, strong rain and wind, and prenatal care on the Korean-American baseball stage. Ryu Hyun-jin said, “I’ve never thrown in this kind of weather while playing baseball.”
However, the Korean monster conquered even the weather. Canadian media Sportsnet highly evaluated Ryu Hyun-jin for showing off his various talents in harsh weather.
Ryu Hyun-jin started in the away game against the Cleveland Indians in the Major League Baseball (Cleveland Indians) held at Progressive Field in Cleveland, USA on the 29th (Korean time) and played a good game with 4 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs in 5 innings, leading to an 11-2 rain cold game victory.
It was not an easy game, even though we harvested 5 wins in the season.
Ryu Hyun-jin allowed two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Everything was different from usual. The speed was reduced and the ball was a bit flat. It wasn’t just Ryu Hyun-jin. All pitchers on the mound that day were affected by the weather.
However, Ryu Hyun-jin prevented two runs of base crisis at the end of the first inning with a minimum number of runs. After that, he began to apply his unique ability to adapt to the weather.
Sportsnet analyzed that Hyunjin Ryu started to adapt to the weather from the second episode.
“Of the first 12 balls that Hyun-Jin Ryu threw in the second inning, 10 were sinkers or cutters,” he wrote.
The speed of Ryu Hyun-jin’s fastball-type pitch was reduced by more than 2 miles than usual, but he used it more actively than usual to get through the bad weather.
The media said, “58 of Ryu Hyun-jin’s 91 pitches, and 37 out of 59 balls thrown from the 2nd to 5th innings were sinkers, cutters, or four-seam fastballs.” In many cases,” he wrote.
Sportsnet highly evaluated Ryu Hyun-jin’s ability to adapt to the environment, saying that it is a game management ability that only veteran pitchers with a diverse pitching repertoire can do.
The media also gave meaning to the six strikeouts recorded by Ryu Hyun-jin.
Ryu Hyun-jin made only six swings that day. Perhaps it was because of the new ball combination that was adapted to the environment, the proportion was lower than usual.
Nevertheless, he struck out a lot with his skillful pitching and precise control. Sportsnet noted, “Since the number of swings was small, Hyun-Jin Ryu’s six strikeouts is an even more surprising record.”