Ryu Hyun-jin (34, Toronto Blue Jays) achieved 5 wins in the season by struggling even in bad weather.
Ryu Hyun-jin scored two goals with six strikeouts, four hits and two walks in five innings in a major league away game against the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland Progressive Field, Ohio, USA on the 29th. Ryu Hyun-jin, who threw 91 balls, handed the mound to relief pitcher Trent Thornton in the sixth inning, where the team had greatly advanced 11-2.
Toronto won 11-2 at the end of the 7th inning when the referees declared rainfall cold. Ryu Hyun-jin’s average ERA from 5 wins and 2 losses rose slightly from 2.53 to 2.62.
In the Cleveland area where the game was held on this day, it was difficult for Ryu Hyun-jin to pitch due to the cold climate of less than 10 degrees Celsius and the strong rain and wind that the uniform fluttered. As feared, Ryu Hyun-jin showed an anxious appearance from the first episode.
Ryu Hyun-jin was hit by Hernandez and Jose Ramirez and allowed Harold Ramirez to walk, and Ryu Hyun-jin was hit with two RBIs by Eddie Rosario. However, he didn’t concedes anymore by taking out Miller and Jang Yu-cheng.
Toronto fought back in the second inning. Espinal followed a point with a third baseman’s ground ball at the 1st, 1st and 3rd base chance made by Grichic and Panic’s hits. Janson’s double hit followed by a 2-2 tie.
At the end of the second inning, Ryu Hyun-jin did not conceded by struck out Hedges at shortstop and Hernandez and Ahmed Rosario in strikeouts.
Toronto made a’Big Inning’ with 4 points at the beginning of the 3rd inning. Grichic and Guriel’s consecutive doubles and Panic’s two-run home run turned the game over to 6-2 at once. Cleveland starter Morgan walked down the mound after walking to Espinal in the second inning in the third inning. Maton, who came up, ended the inning with a difficult time catching Janson with a ground ball at second base.
Ryu Hyun-jin allowed a hit to Harold Ramirez in one company at the end of the third inning, but ended the inning without a goal. Ryu Hyun-jin recorded 67 pitches, 4 hits, 4 strikeouts and 2 walks up to the 3rd inning.
Ryu Hyun-jin continued to fight at the end of the 4th inning. With his unique control, he caught Naylor with center fielder Fly and Jang Yu-cheng with strikeouts. Ryu Hyun-jin finished the fourth inning with a tripartite offense, handling the Hedges as a center fielder fly.
Toronto made a chance for a safe second and third base with Hernandez’s hit and Grichic’s double in the beginning of the fifth inning. Then Cleveland lowered the salvation Maton and put Sandlin on the mound. In Toronto, Guriel made two RBIs and doubled and fleeing to 8-2, lightening Ryu Hyun-jin’s shoulder.
The chance continued. Panic, who was recording two hits in two at-bats that day, hit another hit and made 9-2.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who gained momentum, ended the fifth inning with a three-way retreat. He turned Hernandez to second baseman Line Drive, Rosario to right fielder Fly, and Ramirez to strikeout.
Toronto’s hot bat didn’t cool down even in the beginning of the sixth. Toronto, who made the most of Panic’s 4th hit on the day, made 11-2 with Espinal’s double. Toronto lowered the starter Hyun-jin Ryu at the end of the sixth inning and raised Thornton as a reliever.
With Toronto ahead of the game, the game was stopped due to worsening ground conditions during the end of the 7th inning. After the game was stopped for more than 30 minutes, the referees declared the game over, and Toronto won 11-2 in the cold rain.
Reporter Jang Min-seok