Ryu hopes for first win, sees 3-4-5 scoreless innings…Ramirez ‘has the punch’ as man of the week
Korean Monster Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto) will be looking for his first win of the season in his second game back. Although he took the loss in his comeback, his three consecutive scoreless innings were impressive. It’s something to look forward to.
Ryu will take the mound against the Cleveland Guardians of the 2023 Major League Baseball at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 8. It will be his second game since returning from the disabled list after a home game against the Baltimore Orioles on April 2. He suffered a loss in his comeback, giving up four runs on nine hits in five innings, but will be looking for a win this time around.
He’ll be looking for his first win of the season. Ryu gave up three consecutive hits to start the game, including back-to-back long balls, which was a concern. The second inning also started with a double and a run scored. However, in the third inning, the “Ryu we know” started to emerge.
Ryu pitched his first scoreless inning in the third. It was significant because it was the first time he didn’t allow a run against the center of the order, which started with Anthony Santander at third, followed by Austin Hayes at fourth and Gunner Henderson at fifth. To the first batter, Santander, he gave up a single to left, but got Hayes to ground into a double play to erase the runner. He added a strikeout against Henderson.
In the fourth, the leadoff hitter was hit by a pitch, but no runs scored. In the fifth, I induced a double play with runners on first and second to end the inning. Along the way, my fastball velocity increased. His fastest pitch was 91 miles per hour (146.4 kilometers per hour) in the third inning against Santander. The pitch that struck out Henderson in the third inning had a similar velocity (90.8 mph).
Although he gave up a home run to Henderson in the top of the sixth inning to extend the lead to four runs, his performance in the fifth inning certainly made him look forward to the next game. That’s why the five-inning, four-run loss was met with more positives than negatives.
It’s not the sentimentality that comes with a comeback game after 426 days. Toronto is in the middle of the American League wild card race right now. There’s not a lot of time to celebrate the veteran’s return, which is why the favorable comments about Ryu were purely based on his performance.
The game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox was a brawl. It started with a brawl between Jose Ramirez (left) and Tim Anderson.
Unlike their returning opponent Baltimore, Cleveland is a team with a winning percentage below .500. Despite being in second place in the American League Central, the Orioles have only 54 wins and 58 losses, and are 1-5 in their last six games.
In his three previous starts against Cleveland, on July 3, 2014 (7 innings, 2 runs, no decision), May 29, 2021 (5 innings, 2 runs), and August 4, the same year (7 innings, 2 runs), he was 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA. Their last meeting was two years ago, so there have been a lot of changes in the Cleveland lineup since then. Ryu has faced only Myles Straw (7-for-2), Cole Calhoun (6-for-3), and Jose Ramirez (6-for-2).토토사이트
Ramirez, the starting third baseman, is the team’s centerpiece. Ramirez is batting .289 with 18 home runs and an OPS of .861. He made headlines when he got into a fistfight with opposing shortstop Tim Anderson on June 6 against the White Sox. Fellow Canadian Josh Naylor is on the disabled list.
Gavin Williams is a rookie who made his major league debut this year and has appeared in eight games so far. He’s gone 1-3 with a 3.38 ERA, which isn’t bad. That said, Cleveland’s offense hasn’t been great this year.