157 km was hit, but… Monster-like resilience, Ryu Hyun-jin’s top sortie against the Cubs, one against ‘former Hanwha player’

Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), who was replaced after being hit on the knee by a batted ball during the assault, normally digests the starting rotation. Attention is focusing on whether there will be a pitching matchup with outfielder Mike Tuckman (33. Chicago Cubs) from the Hanwha Eagles in the same KBO league.

According to local media, including the Toronto Line on the 11th (Korean time), Ryu Hyun-jin is scheduled to start against the Cubs on the 14th after a final check on his physical condition with bullpen pitching at the Toronto Rogers Center on the 12th. The Toronto team also predicted Jose Berrios, Chris Bassett, and Ryu Hyun-jin as starting pitchers for three consecutive home matches against the Cubs on the 12th and 14th through the team’s game notes ahead of the Cleveland Guardians game on the 11th.

On the 8th against Cleveland, Ryu Hyun-jin had a good no-hitter with 4 innings, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and no runs, but was hit on the inside of his right knee by Oscar Gonzalez’s 97.7 mph (157.2 km) assault ball in the 4th inning with 2 outs and 1 base. He had a shock the moment he was hit, but he picked up the ball that had fallen behind his back and finished the throw to first base, getting the last out count of the inning.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who fell on the spot and complained of extreme pain, suffered for a long time without being able to stand up. Ryu Hyun-jin, who entered the dugout with the help of Toronto coach John Schneider and trainers, was fortunately exposed to simple bruises and was relieved. As the swelling subsided the next day, he showed a monstrous recovery.메이저사이트

If no problems are found in bullpen pitching on the 12th, he will pitch normally against the Cubs. As of the 11th, the Cubs are 59-56 (.513 win rate), 2nd in the Central Division of the National League (NL) and 4th in the wild card, competing in fall baseball. Before the season, it was evaluated that it was not a postseason power, but the team’s batting average (.256) and OPS (.754) were 8th out of 30 teams, and the power of the batting line is good.

Cody Bellinger, who was released as a non-tender from the LA Dodgers, revived with an OPS of .927 with a batting average of 3.257, 17 homers, 56 RBIs, and shortstop Dansby Swanson, who was acquired as a free agent at a huge cost, also batted 2.256, 17 homers, 55 He is active with an RBI OPS of .783. Sophomore designated hitter Christopher Morel (batting average of .268, 18 homers, 55 RBIs) has grown, and third baseman Patrick Wisdom is also active with a team-high 19 homers and an OPS of .781.

Also impressive is the performance of outfielder Tuckman, who came up to the big leagues in mid-May after signing a minor league contract last winter. Tuchman, who played for Hanwha in the KBO League last year but returned to the U.S. after contract renewal failed, was called up due to Bellinger’s injury and is showing remarkable success with a batting average of .284, 7 home runs, and .821 OPS in 66 games. In terms of scoring position, he has a batting average of 3.3, 2 home runs, 33 RBIs, and an OPS of .967, showing a strong side to chances, and contributing to the offense and defense with a wide range in center field defense.

Even after Bellinger’s return from injury, Tuchman has kept a spot on the roster. However, it remains to be seen whether Ryu Hyun-jin will start against Toronto on the 13th, as left-handed pitchers have been excluded from the lineup recently. Tuckman, in his 6th major league season, has yet to face Ryu Hyun-jin. On August 24, 2019, when he was a member of the New York Yankees, he was absent when opponent starter Hyun-jin Ryu came out against the Dodgers.

Ryu Hyun-jin and Tuckman have a common denominator: they both come from the same Hanwha. In February of last year, the two players were together during the spring camp that led to Geoje and Daejeon. When the spring camp was not held in the United States due to the prolonged lockdown of the Major League Baseball, Ryu Hyun-jin remained in Korea and trained at the Hanwha camp, his former team. I wonder if there will be a two-hit match between former Hanwha players who are also old friends.

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