‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) has recovered from a knee contusion and will take the mound against the Chicago Cubs on the 14th as scheduled.
On the 11th (KST), The Athletic reported, 온라인카지노“Ryu Hyun-jin looks fine despite being sidelined with a leg injury. He was in considerable pain before leaving the game in the fourth inning in his second appearance since returning from Tommy John surgery, but he will start as scheduled on Sunday (14th).”
Ryu, who underwent the second Tommy John surgery of his career during last season, has been making rehab appearances in the minor leagues since July after more than a year of rehabilitation. Despite his lengthy absence, Ryu made four appearances, posting a 2-0 record with a 2.00 ERA, and returned to the big league mound as scheduled with no major setbacks.
Ryu had a disappointing outing on the 2nd against the Baltimore Orioles, who are in first place in the American League East, allowing four runs (four earned) on nine hits (one home run) with one walk and three strikeouts over five innings. Not all of his pitches went for hits, but he struggled mightily, allowing 10 hard contact balls over 95 mph (152.8 km/h).
Ryu made his second start of the season on the 8th against the Cleveland Indians, and it was a completely different story than his first. Ryu pitched a perfect third inning, recording his 900th career strikeout, and went on to pitch four solid innings of one-hit ball with two strikeouts and no walks. The only disappointment came on the way down the mound.
In the top of the fourth inning, a 97.7 mph (157.2 km/h) fastball from Cleveland’s Oscar Gonzalez was directed at Ryu Hyun-jin and struck him directly on the inside of his right knee. As the ball landed on his knee, Ryu pushed through the pain to retrieve it and throw to first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the out, ending the inning. The problem came later.
After calmly handling the pitch, Ryu collapsed to the ground in excruciating pain. The pain was so intense that he lay on the ground and was unable to get up. Toronto manager John Schneider and a trainer rushed out of the dugout to check on him, and he struggled to get back to the bench.
After returning to the dugout, Ryu expressed to Schneider that he wanted to continue pitching, but the manager decided to take him out of the game just in case, and an on-field X-ray revealed no problems. However, due to the severity of the swelling, it was questionable whether he would be able to start on the scheduled date, but Ryu took the mound as scheduled.
“Hyun-jin Ryu is scheduled to make his next start on Sunday (14) against the Chicago Cubs,” MLB.com’s Keegan Matheson of Toronto reported. “I saw him in Cleveland today (11) and could confirm that his right knee no longer looks like he has two calves,” said Matheson, who reported that Ryu’s knee has improved significantly.
“Ryu is scheduled to make a side pitch on Friday (12), and assuming everything goes well, he’ll make his scheduled start on Sunday (14) against the Cubs,” said Aden Zwelling of Sportsnet in Canada, meaning he will make his third start of the season against the Cubs on the 14th, after a side pitch on the 12th, as scheduled.
Ryu’s record against the Cubs in his big league career is not bad. In four appearances so far, Ryu has pitched 24 innings, going 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA. He’s pitched six innings in each outing and allowed two runs or less. The game against the Cubs will start at 2:37 a.m. on the 14th. Can Ryu get his first win of the season in his third start?