The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Cleveland Guardians in the 2023 Major League at 4:07 a.m. on the 27th Korea Standard Time at Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada, with an 8-3 victory. 토토사이트링크
Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned after a year and two months of rehabilitation after elbow surgery, pitched well using curves that are about three miles slower than usual even with a slow fastball of 88 miles per hour in Gyeonggi Province. He threw 70 pitches in five innings, allowing three runs two earned runs, four hits two home runs, and striking out five with no outs, and the team won and won its third win of the season. His ERA has risen from 1.89 to 2.25.
After elbow surgery, Ryu Hyun-jin throws slower ball speed than before, but he is surviving with more accurate borderline control. Although the ball speed is rarely rising, the blade control and the pitch that takes away the opponent’s timing are rather reversed by Major League Baseball hitters who see the ball more than 100 miles.
Of course, if a slow ball is read, there is no answer. This was also evident in the match. In the first inning, an 87.8-mile fastball thrown to No. 2 designated hitter Jose Ramirez went to the top of the strike zone, but when it was somewhat flat and the first pitch was already read once as an 86.8-mile ball, Ramirez pulled it with a solo home run that hit the second-floor stands without delay.
In the fifth inning, Tyler Freeman seemed to have come up with a slow curve at the first pitch as if determined, and when he knew the exact timing and aimed at a very slow curve of 66.2 miles, he became a solo shot over the left fence. But this was all. It was not easy to catch Ryu Hyun-jin’s ‘slow ball – slower ball’ timing.
Ryu Hyun-jin threw an average fastball of 88.2 miles per hour until the fifth inning. This is 0.1 mile slower than the average of 88.3 miles this season. The curve was 67.4 miles, 2.7 miles slower than the average 70.1 miles this season. The slowest ball thrown on the day was 64.6 miles, an ultra-low curve of 104 kilometers.
Cleveland batters found it difficult to cope with slower curves and changeups that took away the timing based on slow ball control. There was an additional run that was not recorded as an earned run in the sixth inning, but the inning should have ended with a double play, but it was hard to see Ryu Hyun-jin’s mistake because he made consecutive defensive errors and lost points.
In the end, Ryu Hyun-jin, who endured well with two earned runs in five innings, became the stepping stone for his team’s victory. It was Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitch that showed the aesthetics of a slow ball.