No home runs in 4 consecutive games… Ryu Hyun-jin has more hitting days than not hitting days.
He hit a home run again today. Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin allowed a home run in four consecutive games.
Ryu Hyun-jin started the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Texas Rangers held at Rogers Center in Canada on the 13th (Korean time).
Ryu Hyun-jin threw 82 pitches until the 6th inning, hitting 5 hits, including a home run, and allowing 3 runs. As the team lost 3-6, Ryu Hyun-jin became the losing pitcher. He finished the season with 3 wins and 3 losses, and his ERA rose from 2.65 to 2.93.
It’s encouraging that he achieved a quality start, but the number of home runs is unsettling. Ryu Hyun-jin has only hit a home run three times out of eight games.
Ryu Hyun-jin succeeded in a quality start 480 days after the Cincinnati Reds game on May 21, 2022 (6 scoreless innings). Since returning from Tommy John surgery, he hasn’t pitched more than five innings, so it’s positive that he took charge until the sixth.
However, Ryu Hyun-jin hit 6 home runs in 8 games. There are a whopping 1.35 home runs per 9 innings. This is the 12th highest figure among the 49 pitchers who filled the Major League’s regulation innings this season.
If Ryu Hyun-jin pitches 162 innings, 24 to 25 home runs are expected. Ryu Hyun-jin hit 24 home runs in 2021, the only year in his career when his ERA exceeded 4 runs (excluding 2016, when he pitched 31 games, 169 innings, 14 wins, 10 losses, and average ERA 4.37 / 4⅔ innings). If you look at the home run pace alone, it is equal to or better than the season when he struggled the most.
Ryu Hyun-jin pitched well against Texas that day, but suddenly hit a home run. He pitched almost perfectly until the third inning, not giving up a single hit. However, in the top of the 4th inning, he suddenly allowed a hit to the leadoff batter and a home run to the next batter. An 85.7 mph cut fastball thrown to Robbie Grossman at first base with no outs led to a home run.
Looking at the game day graphic provided by the Major League Baseball official website, it was not a ball that was driven to the center. It adhered relatively well to the body. However, the height was ambiguous. It was of medium height. Since it wasn’t a ball that went too close to the in-course, it was worth hitting if the batter was mindful of the body.온라인바카라
Since his return, Ryu Hyun-jin has been praised for reversing the ‘era of redemption revolution’ with his magical control despite his slow velocity. However, from a pitcher’s perspective, a home run is the worst result that must be avoided, as it leads to a large number of runs in an instant and determines the game.