Even his enemies were impressed with the performance of Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), who won his first start 444 days after elbow surgery.
“I knew his velocity wasn’t where it needed to be, but he still threw some good pitches, especially his changeup,” Cubs manager David Ross told NBC Sports Chicago on Thursday (June 14) after the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series at Rogers Centre in Toronto, 토토 Ontario, Canada.
In his start against the Cubs, Ryu went five innings, allowing two runs (unearned) on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
Coming off the mound with the win requirement, Ryu was able to pick up his first win of the season in Toronto’s 11-4 victory.
On the day, Ryu used an even mix of fastballs (40), changeups (24), cutters (12), and curves (10) to cook Cubs hitters. His changeup was particularly effective in this game as it was in his last outing. His fastball, his biggest strength, also shined.
He gave up two runs in the first inning on 31 pitches, but quickly settled down and regained his composure to complete five scoreless innings.
He faced Cody Bellinger, 안전놀이터 one of the hottest hitters on the Cubs right now, and Japanese slugger Seiya Suzuki without allowing a hit.
Ryu’s performance capped off a 17-game road trip that saw Toronto improve to 66-54 on the season and clinch the third wild-card spot in the American League.
Ryu’s return to the mound after more than a year of rehab also impressed the Cubs’ manager.
“He’s the type of pitcher that’s hard to score a lot of runs against,” Ross said. “The first two runs we scored, we made some mistakes. After we gave Toronto the lead, 스포츠토토 he cruised.”