“RYU pitched Toronto’s closer, not the bullpen” 9 runs in 4 innings, and they deserve the blame

The Korean Monster, Ryu Hyun-jin (36-Toronto Blue Jays), had a successful comeback, but Toronto’s bullpen struggled. The Canadians have also criticized him.

Hyun-jin Ryu started against the Baltimore Orioles in the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday (Feb. 2) and gave up four runs on nine hits (one home run) with one walk and three strikeouts in five innings, handing the team its first loss in a 3-13 defeat.

He threw 80 pitches. Threw 54 strikes, a good percentage. He threw 33 four-seamers, 22 changeups, 20 curves, and five cutters. He topped out at 91 mph (146.4 km/h) and averaged 89.3 mph (143.7 km/h).

It was a successful comeback for Ryu, who took the mound 14 months after undergoing Tommy John surgery last June.

On this day, Ryu gave up four runs in the fifth inning. He was hit by a flurry of changeups in the first inning, but he showed off his crisis management skills to minimize the damage. He didn’t allow a run from the third to the fifth inning.

The bats helped, too. Danny Jansen hit a two-run double in the second and Brandon Belt hit a tying solo shot in the third.

After Hyun-jin Ryu went down in the top of the sixth after giving up a leadoff single to Gunner Henderson, the Toronto bullpen went into overdrive. They gave up three runs in the seventh, four in the eighth and two in the ninth to fall to 3-13.

Genesis Cabrera gave up three runs in one inning, Nate Pearson gave up four runs in one inning, and Jordan Hicks gave up two runs in one inning.스포츠토토

According to the Toronto Star, “Ryu doesn’t often show emotion when he pitches, but when he gave up a double to Baltimore leadoff hitter Adley Rutherford in the top of the first inning, he shrank back in a way that the crowd noticed. It was the first pitch that left his hand, and it hit the right field wall. No. 2 hitter Ryan Mountcastle followed with a double, and he later gave up a single to Anthony Santander to give Baltimore a 2-0 lead. “There were a lot of hard-hitting pitches before Ryu got Jordan Westberg to ground out to end the first inning,” he said.

“In the midst of the chaos, Ryu used his cutter to induce a pair of killers and pitched a very efficient fifth inning. The home run to Henderson was a 335-foot (about 102 meters) shot that hurt as much as a moon shot,” and “when manager John Schneider took the mound, everyone in the stands applauded Ryu.”

It was the bullpen that caught the media’s attention. “Ryu pitched to keep Toronto in the game, at least in his return. You can’t say the same for the bullpen.” “Ryu took the loss, but it was the bullpen that fell apart. Baltimore got nine runs off the bullpen, including Santander’s walk-off homer. They were aided by some very sloppy defense from some very sloppy fielders in Toronto and pitching that was wildly off-track (from the bullpen).”

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