“Ryu Hyun-jin’s D-DAY” tries to win one game again amid local rave reviews, and who is the new pitcher who just debuted as the opposing CLE starter?

Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays),토토사이트 who had a safe comeback, will try again for his first win this season after his second appearance. The opposing starting pitcher is Gavin Williams (24, Cleveland Guardians), a rookie pitcher who just debuted this season. Will Ryu Hyun-jin be able to win his first thrilling victory after returning?

Ryu Hyun-jin starts the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) away game against the Cleveland Guardians, which will be held at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, USA on the 8th at 8:10 am (Korean time) and tries again to win the first win of the season. Ryu Hyun-jin has not yet won since he won his first major league win against the Los Angeles Angels on May 27 last year. This time, he is back on the mound for his first victory in 438 days.

On this day, Toronto Davis Schneider (left fielder) – Brandon Belt (designated hitter) – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (1st baseman) – George Springer (right fielder) – Danny Jansen (catcher) – Matt Chapman (3rd baseman) – Dalton Basho (center fielder) – The starting batting order was drawn in the order of Cavan Vizio (second baseman) and Paul Deyong (shortstop). Stephen Kwan (left field) – Andres Jimenez (2nd baseman) – Jose Ramirez (3rd baseman) – Oscar Gonzalez (designated hitter) – Cole Calhoun (right fielder) – Gabriel Arias (1st baseman) – Brajan Roccio (shortstop) -Miles Straw (center fielder) -Beau Naylor (catcher) will face each other in that order.

This is Ryu Hyun-jin’s second starting sortie this season. Ryu Hyun-jin started the home game against the Baltimore Orioles at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 2nd. It was the moment when Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent elbow ligament splicing surgery (Tommy John surgery) in June of last year, stepped on the big league mound again after his 426th day. Ryu Hyun-jin gave up three consecutive hits from the start of the first inning, and was somewhat shaken with 9 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and 4 runs (4 earned) in 5 innings. At that time, he also got on the mound in the 6th inning and allowed a home run to lead hitter Gunner Henderson before coming down the mound. In the end, even the bullpen collapsed, and Ryu Hyun-jin suffered the first loss of the season.
◆ Ryu Hyun-jin’s thrilling comeback after seeing hope, what about the second start?Still, it was a comeback that sang hope. First of all, the opponent was obviously a strong team. The Baltimore Orioles are the first team in the American League to record 70 wins (42 losses) with four consecutive victories this season, and are running for first place in the East Division. Young and powerful hitters are deployed all over the batting order and are showing firepower. Against such Baltimore, Ryu Hyun-jin made the next pitch look forward to by shooting a speed of up to 147 km along with his unique sharp control. Ryu Hyun-jin threw a total of 80 balls at the time. He had 33 four-seam fastballs, 22 changeups, 20 curveballs and 5 cutters each. He had a maximum speed of 91 miles (about 146.5 km) and an average speed of 89 miles (143.2 km) respectively. Although it was not as fast as in his prime, he perfectly stole the timing of Baltimore batters by intermittently throwing large curves.

The fact that he allowed 9 hits was also regrettable for Ryu Hyun-jin. Still, considering that it was his comeback match after a year and two months, it was definitely not a bad result. He could have collapsed in the first episode, but it was also encouraging that he showed his unique crisis management ability. According to local media such as the Toronto Sun, Ryu Hyun-jin said at a press conference after the game at the time, “I was very nervous while preparing for the return match, but it was fun to play. It was good. I think the speed will go up about 1-2 miles (about 1.6-3.2 km) in the future.” He added, “I think everything will get better in the future. I think I’m more comfortable than in 2016, when I came back after shoulder surgery.”

The command tower also expressed its satisfaction. Toronto coach John Schneider said, “Ryu Hyun-jin’s changeup, curve, and fastball were all good. It was the typical Ryu Hyun-jin. I did,” he said, expressing his trust. In addition, local media also praised Ryu Hyun-jin. Sports Illustrated, an American media, raised his thumb, saying, “Hyeon-jin Ryu’s start wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad either. Considering it was his first game, it wasn’t bad. Hyun-jin Ryu pitched like a strike machine.” Toronto’s sports net broadcasters also said, “Ryu Hyun-jin’s location looks good. He dealt well with Baltimore’s young batting line. He looks very good in pitching quality. His speed is coming out well. The delivery is also good. It’s a very good start. It was a great comeback,” he said.
◆ ‘Less than 50% winning rate’ Cleveland, recently low score… Golden opportunity for ‘first win’ for Ryu Hyun-jinWhile Toronto has not yet given up on fall baseball, Ryu Hyun-jin took on the heavy responsibility of sortie for the first of three consecutive away games. Cleveland is 54-58 this season and is currently in a two-game losing streak. The ranking is 2nd in the American League Central Division and 3rd in the wild card respectively. With the Toronto Blue Jays, the 3rd place in the wild card, 8.5 games, it seems to be moving away from the competition to enter the postseason. The power of the other line is also very low. Cleveland’s team OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) is 0.696, ranking 25th out of 30 teams. The team’s home runs were the lowest with 84. Cleveland is the only American League team with fewer than 100 home runs. In addition, the slugging percentage is only 0.382. Cleveland traded Josh Bell (Miami Marlins) and Ahmed Rosario (LA Dodgers) to other teams ahead of the trade deadline. Josh Naylor is also on the injured list.

On the other hand, the fact that Toronto hitters are showing good hitting is definitely a good thing for Hyun-Jin Ryu. On the 7th, he won 13-1 after hitting 16 hits against the Boston Red Sox. With this victory, Toronto swept all three consecutive matches with Boston and recorded 63 wins and 50 losses with three consecutive victories. 3rd in the American League East Division. Toronto won 7-3 on the 5th and 5-4 on the 6th. Here, Ryu Hyun-jin has a good memory against Cleveland. Ryu Hyun-jin took the mound in three career games against Cleveland and recorded an average ERA of 2.84 with two wins and no losses. He had 18 hits (1 home run), 22 strikeouts, 2 walks and 6 runs (6 earned) in 19 total innings pitched.

The pitcher who will face off against Ryu Hyun-jin on the mound is Gavin Williams, a rookie who stepped on the major league stage this season. Williams entered the big league stage with Cleveland’s nomination in the 23rd overall in the first round of 2021. He went 1-3 with a 3.38 earned run average in eight starts this season. On July 9, his fourth game, against the Kansas City Royals, he pitched 5⅔ innings and gave up 3 runs, reporting his debut victory. While throwing a total of 42⅔ innings, he had 36 hits (4 home runs), 21 walks, 1 hit ball, 37 strikeouts, 16 runs (16 earned runs), a batting average of 0.232 and an on-base percentage (WHIP) of 1.34.

If Ryu Hyun-jin adds one strikeout against Cleveland this time, he will achieve 900 strikeouts in his big league career. Will Ryu Hyun-jin be able to secure a valuable first win after returning with a meaningful record?