‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) will start the 2023 season against the Chicago Cubs on 14 April (local time).
Keegan Mathieson, Toronto reporter for MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, reported on social media that Hyun-jin Ryu will start against the Cubs on the 14th.
In their game notes on the 11th, the Toronto Blue Jays included Hyun-jin Ryu as the 14th starter in their starting rotation for their three-game home series against the Chicago Cubs from 12-14 April at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.카지노사이트
However, Ryu’s starting spot is expected to be finalised during a bullpen session on the 12th. “Ryu will start the next game as normal if no issues are found with his bullpen pitches,” CBS Sports explained.
Ryu has been strong against the Cubs since breaking into the big leagues in 2013, going 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in four career starts. His most recent start came on 17 June 2019, when he allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings (non-decision) as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ryu made his first start on 8 August against the Cleveland Cavaliers, throwing four innings of one-hit ball with two strikeouts and no walks. He did not allow a single hit, using his trademark excellent command and command of the game.
However, in the bottom of the fourth inning, he was hit on the inside of his right knee by a pitch from Cleveland’s Oscar Gonzalez. The 157-kilometre-per-hour pitch hit Ryu, who quickly shrugged off the pain and made a quick catch and grounder to first base to end the inning, but immediately collapsed to the ground.
Ryu would have to wait until another time to get his first win of the season, leaving the game in the bottom of the fifth inning to start the defence. An X-ray later revealed that there was no damage to the knee where he was hit, and he was cleared to make his next start.
Ryu has successfully returned to the big leagues after more than a year of rehabilitation following ligament reconstruction surgery on his left elbow in June last year. He made his major league debut on 2 February against the Baltimore Orioles, allowing four runs on nine hits in five innings.
His second start, in Cleveland, was an improvement over his Baltimore outing, raising hopes for his comeback. He finished the season with a 2-1 record and a 4.00 ERA.
After this season, Ryu’s four-year, $80 million free-agent contract with Toronto will end, beginning with the 2020 season. His future in the big leagues will depend on how he performs in his remaining starts in the second half of the season.