Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin’s shoulders have become heavier.
She seemed certain to advance to the postseason. However, she fell into a losing streak and was unable to make it into the wild card race. As the competing team lost, they maintained second place. Still, the situation is not reassuring. If Ryu Hyun-jin starts against the Tampa Bay Race and leads the team to victory, Toronto has a higher chance of securing a ticket to the postseason.
Toronto was defeated 0-6 by the New York Yankees in the ‘2023 Major League’ held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada on the 28th (Korean time). They were mired in two consecutive losses, and their season record was 87 wins and 71 losses. Although they did not get any closer to confirming their advancement to the postseason, they maintained their second place wild card spot.
The Houston Astros won 8-3 over the Seattle Mariners, maintaining their wild card ranking. Houston ranked 3rd with 87 wins and 72 losses, and Seattle ranked 4th with 85 wins and 73 losses. To advance to the postseason, you must place in the top three in the wild card bracket.
Toronto has only 4 games left this season. Depending on the results of the remaining games, Toronto’s ability to advance to the fall stage may vary. As victory is needed in every game, starting pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin’s shoulders have become heavier in the game against Tampa Bay held at Rogers Center on the 30th.
It is also an important game for Ryu Hyun-jin. This is because Ryu Hyun-jin could be his last appearance in a Toronto uniform. Ryu Hyun-jin underwent elbow ligament surgery in June last year and devoted himself to rehabilitation for 14 months. And he came back healthy and continued his good performance with his sharp command. In the 2023 season, Ryu Hyun-jin has played 49 innings in 10 games and is recording 3 wins, 3 losses, and an average ERA of 3.31.토토사이트
It wasn’t the best in recent appearances. In the game against Tampa Bay on the 24th, he pitched 89 pitches in 4⅓ innings and performed badly, allowing 7 hits, 3 home runs, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, and 5 runs. The ball shook violently and he was hit hard. Toronto coach John Schneider pinpointed the cause of Ryu Hyun-jin’s slump, saying, “The command wasn’t working properly.”
Ryu Hyun-jin also took the opportunity to exact revenge against Tampa Bay. Ryu Hyun-jin, who made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013, has yet to take away a win from Tampa Bay. He made six starts and posted an earned run average of 3.72 with no wins or losses.
At the time of Ryu Hyun-jin’s return, it seemed like he would become a ‘postseason contractor’. In fact, when Ryu Hyun-jin took the mound, Toronto won and played the role of a ‘victory fairy.’ Attention is being paid to whether Ryu Hyun-jin will be able to smile brightly in his final appearance in the regular season.