This is an official SNS post written by the Toronto Blue Jays about Ryu Hyun-jin on the 2nd (Korea Standard Time). Ryu Hyun-jin started against the Colorado Rockies in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on the 2nd.
Ryu Hyun-jin faced the Colorado lineup, which consists of Charlie Blackman (right fielder), Ezekiel Toba (shortstop), Elias Díaz (catcher), Ryan McMan (third baseman), Brandon Rogers (second baseman), Hunter Goodman (designated hitter), Nolan Jones (left fielder), Eloris Montero (first baseman), and Brenton Doyle (center fielder). At Coors Field, the tomb of pitchers located 1,600 meters above sea level, he also allowed four hits (one homer) and two walks, three strikeouts and two runs in five innings, setting the stage for his team’s 13-9 victory.
In the early days of the game, Ryu completely overwhelmed the opponent’s lineup. In the bottom of the first and second innings, he drew 23 consecutive three-and-out balls in two innings, signaling a smooth start. 스포츠토토
In the bottom of the third inning, he lost his first run after being shaken for a while. After getting a hit by leadoff hitter Jones, a changeup thrown to follow-up hitter Montero flocked to the center and gave up the 0-2 first run with a two-run home run over the left fence.
Ryu Hyun-jin did his part despite the referee’s dubious decision on the ball. In the bottom of the fourth inning, the sixth four-seam fastball thrown against Jones with one out and one on first base passed the strike zone, but he was issued a walk and became one out and first and second base. It could have been shaken, but Ryu Hyun-jin overcame the crisis by dealing with Montero, who hit a home run in the previous inning, with a double play to second baseman, shortstop and first baseman.