“After returning, Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) was really great.”
‘Jay’s Journal’, which reports Toronto news, wrote about the possibility of Ryu Hyun-jin’s contract renewal on the 1st (Korean time).안전놀이터
Ryu Hyun-jin will qualify as a free agent (FA) after this season. Ahead of the 2020 season, he signed a four-year contract worth $80 million (about 105.7 billion won) and left the Los Angeles Dodgers to join Toronto.
Ryu Hyun-jin got off to a smooth start in the 2020 season, which was the first year of his move to Toronto and was a shortened season, with 12 games, 5 wins, 2 losses, and 67 innings with an average ERA of 2.69, ranking third in the American League Cy Young Award. The following year, although he was somewhat shaken in the second half, he contributed to the mound as a full-time starter with 14 wins, 10 losses, and 169 innings in 31 games with an ERA of 4.37.
Ryu Hyun-jin, then, was out for a long time after receiving Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament reconstruction surgery) since June of last year. Afterwards, he returned to the big league mound after 426 days in a game against the Baltimore Orioles on the 2nd of last month, showing off his health.
In the five games he has pitched to date, Ryu Hyun-jin has 3 wins, 1 loss, 24 innings, an ERA of 2.25, 20 strikeouts, and a WHIP (on base allowed per inning) of 1.00. He had the fourth-lowest earned run average in the American League last month among pitchers with at least five starts. In addition, they are gaining momentum by recording three consecutive wins recently.
‘Jay’s Journal’ praised Hyun-jin Ryu, saying, “Considering the recovery period after Hyun-jin Ryu’s surgery last year, there was a possibility that he would not be able to pitch in Toronto again. However, Hyun-jin Ryu recovered and was truly excellent after his return.”
He added, “While there are some question marks in the team’s starting lineup for next season, Ryu Hyun-jin, who has shown strong pitching so far, is creating the possibility of renewing his contract.”
Ryu Hyun-jin will make his sixth start of the season in the ‘2023 Major League’ Colorado Rockies game to be held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA on the 2nd. Coors Field, where Ryu Hyun-jin will pitch, is famous as a hitter-friendly stadium among the 30 major league stadiums. A characteristic of Coors Field is that there is low air resistance at high altitudes, resulting in many long balls. It is also called the ‘pitcher’s graveyard.’
In six games played at Coors Field since his big league debut, Ryu Hyun-jin has 1 win, 4 losses, and an average ERA of 7.09 in 26⅔ innings. This shows that Ryu Hyun-jin struggled that much with the highest ERA among stadiums where he appeared in more than five games. However, if he shows off his skills at Coors Field, there is a good chance that Ryu Hyun-jin’s value will increase.
Meanwhile, on this day, Toronto had George Springer (right fielder) – Davis Schneider (third baseman) – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (first baseman) – Brandon Belt (designated hitter) – Danny Jansen (catcher) – Whit Merrifield (second baseman) – Dalton Basho ( Left fielder) – Ernie Clement (shortstop) – Kevin Kiermaier (center fielder) to support Ryu Hyun-jin.
On the other hand, Colorado’s starting pitcher is Chris Flexen, who had experience playing for the Doosan Bears and was called the KBO League’s reverse export legend. Flexen slumped this year, playing for the Seattle Mariners and New York Mets, before settling in Colorado. His records this year are 1 win, 6 losses, 72⅔ innings, an ERA of 6.94, 57 strikeouts, and a WHIP of 1.73.
Colorado: Charlie Blackmon (right fielder) – Ezekiel Tovar (shortstop) – Elias Diaz (catcher) – Ryan McMahon (third baseman) – Brandon Rogers (second baseman) – Hunter Goodman (designated hitter) – Nolan Jones (left fielder) – Eloris The starting lineup consisted of Montero (first baseman) and Brenton Doyle (center fielder).
The match between the two teams is scheduled to take place at 9:40.