‘RYU’s good influence’ 6-person rotation 12G ERA 2.51, ‘eldest brother’ wakes up with confidence

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 It’s been 12 days since the Toronto Blue Jays started a six-man rotation. Are the effects appearing?

Toronto has been using six starting pitchers since the match against the Los Angeles Angels on the 29th of last month (hereinafter Korean time). After that, they won 7 wins and 5 losses in 12 games until the match against the Cleveland Guardians on the 9th. During this period, six starting pitchers threw a total of 68 innings in 12 games, recording 5 wins and 3 losses with an ERA of 2.51. It is safe to say that both the team’s performance and the starting pitchers’ performance are at a satisfactory level.메이저놀이터

There is no pitcher who showed particularly sluggishness. During this period, Kevin Gausman scored 4 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings, Jose Berrios 4 earned runs in 11 1/3 innings, Alec Manoa 4 earned runs in 11 1/2 innings, Yusei Kikuchi 2 earned runs in 13 innings, and Chris Bassett posted 5 earned runs in 13 innings.

And Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned, threw 9 innings in 2 games and scored 4 earned runs. If you dare to look at the average ERA, Ryu Hyun-jin has the worst at 4.00. But this doesn’t mean much.

What is noteworthy is that all starting pitchers are seeing the effect while operating a six-man rotation. The stability of Manoa, who has been working on his mind and body for a month in the minor leagues, stands out. Kikuchi has been performing the best this year since wearing a Toronto uniform, and recently achieved quality starts in two consecutive games.

When passing the 2/3 point of the pennant race, that is, from the end of July to mid-August, it is the most difficult in a season. This is the point at which exhaustion reaches its peak along with the heat. Toronto is continuing its 17-game streak from the 29th of last month to the Chicago Cubs on the 14th. This is the reason why the 6-person rotation was started.

However, it is not an exaggeration to say that such a rotation is possible entirely thanks to Ryu Hyun-jin. The fan media Jays Journal said, ‘With Manoa and Bassett’s recent unexpected good fights, and Ryu Hyun-jin’s return and effective pitching, the Blue Jays have been able to build a strong six-man rotation.’

Ryu Hyun-jin, born in March 1987, is the oldest in the team. It is worthy of evaluation that the healthy return of the ‘eldest brother’ is having a ‘good’ influence in terms of physical strength arrangement and psychological stability of the starters.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned after 13 months of rehabilitation after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June of last year, is showing more than expected pitching.

On the 2nd, against the Baltimore Orioles, he was somewhat shaken with 10 hits and 4 runs in 5 innings, but on the 8th against the Cleveland Guardians, he gave up only 1 walk in 4 innings and played a counterattack, blocking no hits and no runs. If he hadn’t been hit by Oscar Gonzalez’s straight batted ball after two outs in the fourth inning, he was in good enough condition to throw six innings or more and one run or less.

Fortunately, Ryu Hyun-jin did not show any abnormality in the X-ray examination. He is a simple bruise. Therefore, it is expected that he will be able to take the mound against the Cubs on the 14th. It is the last day of the 17-game series.

Ryu Hyun-jin needs to show ‘something’ against the Cubs. Toronto has three non-game rest days on the 15th, 18th and 22nd. The 6-man rotation is meaningless now. It is a schedule that has no choice but to be returned to a 5-person rotation. Manager John Schneider decided to temporarily use six starting pitchers during the 17-game series.

If so, one of these six should be taken out of the rotation. Who is it? Right now, it’s hard to pick just one person. What is clear is that Ryu Hyun-jin has not yet been guaranteed a rotation. First of all, in the game on the 8th, he showed an outstanding changeup and command, and announced that he had regained the ‘Vintage Ryu’.

Here he must definitely stamp. The match against the Cubs on the 14th is so important. It is a home game held at the Rogers Center at 1:37 p.m. local time.

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