104 kilometers per hour, the slowest ‘curveball’ he’s ever struck out with… Ryu wins 3 games this season

안전놀이터Ryu Hyun-jin, who played more aggressively than anyone else on the team with a 100 kilometer per hour slower ball, led his team to victory. The win snapped Toronto’s three-game losing streak and extended Ryu’s hitting streak to three games since returning from injury.

Reporter Hee-yeon Kang.


It was a shaky start.

In his first home start in six days, Ryu gave up a home run over the left field fence in the first inning.

It was a 141-kilometer-per-hour fastball.

But he quickly changed the tone.

He struck out opposing batters in quick succession, and in the bottom of the fourth inning, a 104-kilometer-per-hour slower ball had the opposition stranded.

One pitch analysis expert called it “the slowest curveball thrown by an MLB starter this season,” and another called it “spectacular.”

Despite giving up two solo home runs on the day, Ryu was effective, mixing his curveball with his changeup.

His fastball was averaging 90 miles per hour.

Even with his slower fastball, which was below the major league average, he was aggressive, throwing 49 of 70 pitches for strikes.

[Manager John Schneider/Toronto (via MLB)] “Ryu was great, he had good command, he was efficient. He kept changing his velocity like he knew what the hitters were trying to do].

Ryu’s performance helped Toronto snap a three-game losing streak and take an 8-3 victory.

They also moved to within one game of third-place Houston in the postseason wild card race.

Ryu earned his 78th win in his 180th career big league start, extending his winning streak to three games following his last outings against Chicago and Cincinnati.

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