Ryu Hyun-jin overcame his ‘Coors Field phobia’ but his four-game winning streak came to an end.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who plays for the Toronto Blue Jays, gave up two runs on four hits (one home run) with two walks and three strikeouts in five innings against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, United States, on Tuesday (July 2). Trailing 5-4 in the top of the seventh, the Jays exploded for five runs, including a game-winning three-run double by pinch-hitter Alejandro Kirk, in a 13-9 victory 온라인카지노(74-61).
Ryu’s four-game winning streak came to an end as Toronto’s bullpen caught fire as soon as he left the mound. However, Ryu overcame his long-standing “Coors Field phobia” in his first trip to Coors Field since being traded to Toronto, pitching five innings of two-run ball. Ryu, who is 3-0 with a no-decision in six starts since returning from injury, has seen his ERA rise slightly from 2.25 to 2.48.
A leadoff home run to a second-year rookie in the third inning
Since making his big league debut in 2013, Hyun-jin Ryu has struggled in six career starts at Coors Field, going 1-4 with a 7.09 ERA. But that was all with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2013 to 2019, and Ryu hasn’t taken the mound at Coors Field since joining Toronto. This year’s Colorado offense is so weak that it ranks dead last in the National League in winning percentage, making it a great opportunity for Ryu to get his first Coors Field win in four years and one month.
With starting infielders Bo Bissett and Matt Chapman on the disabled list, the Rockies started Ernie Clement at shortstop and Davis Schneider at third base, where he has six home runs and 14 RBIs in 14 games since his big league debut. The battery breathed, as always, with Danny Jensen. In response, Colorado deployed six right-handed hitters, including Charlie Blackmon at first, Ryan McMahon at third, and Nolan Jones in the seventh spot to prepare for the left-hander.
After Colorado starter Chris Flexen, who played for the Doosan Bears in 2020, held Toronto to just six pitches in the first inning, Ryu took the mound at Coors Field for the first time since joining Toronto. After getting leadoff hitter Blackmon to ground out to shortstop on eight pitches, Ryu struck out rookie Ezequiel Toba on four pitches. Ryu retired Elias Díaz on back-to-back pitches two batters later to end the first inning with three batters on base.
카지노사이트Toronto had its first scoring chance in the second inning when Whit Merrifield singled and stole second, but Dolton Bashaw grounded out to short to end the inning. In the top of the second, Ryu got McMahon to ground out to first base and Brendan Rogers to ground out to third on the first pitch to conserve his pitch count. Two batters later, Ryu struck out rookie Hunter Goodman on another grounder to third base, using just six pitches to get three outs.
Toronto had another scoring chance in the top of the third inning, putting runners on second and third with one out, but failed to capitalize. After giving up the first hit of the game to Jones in the bottom of the inning, Ryu gave up a two-run homer to Eloy Montero. A walk to Blackmon and a double to Tova put runners on second and third, but Ryu got Dias to fly out to center and McMahon to strike out to end the threat.
Four-game winning streak snapped, but ‘Coors Field phobia’ overcome
After squandering an early lead in the second and third innings, the Toronto offense got a run back in the fourth on a solo home run by leadoff hitter Brendan Belt. After getting Rogers to ground out to lead off the fourth, Ryu gave up a single to Goodman a batter later, and an umpire’s call overruled Jones’ grounder to short, putting runners on first and second. However, Ryu induced Montero, who had allowed a home run in his first at-bat, to ground into a double play.
Toronto tied the game in the bottom of the fifth on a tying solo home run by Clement, who was given the opportunity by Bissett’s injury. After getting leadoff hitter Brenton Doyle to ground out to shortstop on the first pitch of the fifth, Ryu got Blackmon to ground out to second on two pitches. Two batters later, Ryu threw four pitches to Tova, who flied out to center field for his third triple play of the game, completing another quality start with five innings of two-run ball.
Toronto cut the deficit to 4-2 in the top of the sixth when Belt singled and Ryu’s partner, Danny Jensen, followed with a two-run homer. After throwing 76 pitches through five innings, Ryu turned the mound over to Jimmy Garcia to start the sixth. However, the Rays put runners on first and second in the bottom of the sixth when third baseman Yoenis Cabrera gave up a game-tying three-run homer to Jones, ending Ryu’s quest for his fourth win of the season.
In five innings, he allowed four hits (one homer), two walks and three strikeouts. Aside from the leadoff homer to Montero with the bases loaded in the third inning, Ryu was his usual dominant self on the mound. It was an encouraging result, especially considering that Ryu pitched at Coors Field, the site of several nightmares during his time with the Dodgers. Ryu expertly shut down Colorado’s young offense, working three of the five innings he pitched.
Although the bullpen was unable to hold on for the win, Ryu overcame his “Coors Field phobia” by doing his job as a starter on the Coors Field mound, where he has historically been very weak. In fact, Ryu improved his ERA in Colorado from 4.85 to 4.77 and his ERA at Coors Field from 7.09 to 6.54. After his meaningful performance at Coors Field, Ryu’s next start will likely be on the road against the Oakland Athletics on July 7.