Following Ryu Hyun-jin’s strong first starter Rey and competing for the most wins with Gerrit Cole.
I studied Ray’s pitching a lot ahead of today’s game. This is why he threw a lot of sliders. Ray is performing well just with fastballs and sliders. I can throw (similar) pitches, and I thought it would be good to use them. It has been used in earnest since the last game and has been effective in today’s game (Ryu Hyun-jin)
Ryu Hyun-jin (34, Toronto Blue Jays) recently showed sluggish performance and found the key to Ray’s escape from the slump, which gave up the Toronto Blue Jays’ “first starter” position to Robbie Ray (30).
Teammate left-handed pitcher Ray has been mentioned as a candidate for the American League Cy Young Award since July this year. He rose to No. 1 in the American League in this category with a 2.60 ERA.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who had been sluggish recently, got a hint from Ray’s pitching. He decided to use a lot of high-speed sliders that fall to the lower body of the right-handed batter.
Baseball Servant, a statistical site of MLB dotcom, was called “cut fastball,” and Ryu Hyun-jin expressed it as a slider or slider.
On the same day, Ryu Hyun-jin threw 22 sliders (cut fastball), the second most after fastball (30 balls). It was used more than the main weapon change-up (21 pitches).
Ryu Hyun-jin played as the ace’s name with powerful pitching in perhaps the most important game he has ever played this year.
Ryu Hyun-jin started a game against the New York Yankees at Yankees Stadium in New York on the 7th (Korea Standard Time) and struck out six in six innings and tied the Yankees’ batters to just three hits and zero runs.
With Toronto’s 8-0 complete victory, Ryu Hyun-jin harvested his 13th win (8 losses) of the season in his third challenge, and the team’s winning streak was also ‘5’.
In particular, he helped narrow the gap with the Yankees, the No. 1 American League wild card player, to 3.5 games as a rival team to advance to the postseason with his brilliant good pitching. Toronto has 74 wins and 62 losses, and the Yankees have 78 wins and 59 losses.
Until just last week, the possibility of advancing to the postseason seemed very low, but now it is not impossible.
Ryu Hyun-jin beat Chris Bassett (Auckland) to second place alone in the American League multiple wins category with 13 wins (8 losses), competing for the multiple wins with Yankees starter Gerrit Cole (14 wins).
Local media in the U.S. described Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin (34)’s good pitching against the New York Yankees as “a brilliant pitching at the most important moment.”
This means that Ryu Hyun-jin looked like an ace at the crossroads of advancing to the postseason in the U.S. Major League Baseball.
“The Toronto club pushed for a contract with veteran Ryu Hyun-jin in December 2019 to recruit a pitcher who can entrust big games,” MLB Dotcom, the official website of Major League Baseball, said on the 7th (Korea Standard Time). “Ryu Hyun-jin lived up to that belief in today’s game.”
Ryu Hyun-jin showed signs of anxiety from June to last month, but he played his part at the most important moment, he said. “In particular, Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitching in the first inning was exactly what Toronto wanted when signing Ryu Hyun-jin.”
Toronto’s batters scored two runs in the top of the first inning, and Ryu Hyun-jin took the mound in the bottom of the first inning with a 2-0 lead and neatly blocked it with just 12 balls. MLB dotcom described this as “a moment when the attack and defense matched.”
MLB dotcom said, “Ryu Hyun-jin pitched seven scoreless innings against the Yankees on September 24 last year, leading his first team to advance to the postseason since 2016.”
Local media Toronto Sun reported, “Ryu Hyun-jin pitched very efficiently,” adding, “The Yankees lineup failed to target Ryu Hyun-jin at all.”
AP and Toronto stars also praised Ryu Hyun-jin by introducing his pitching.
Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo praised Ryu Hyun-jin after the game, saying, “I expected him to perform well at the beginning of the game,” adding, “He threw strong fastballs and sliders well against good hitters.”
Coach Montoyo drew a line in the expanded seats, saying, “The reason why we replaced him after 80 pitches is to prevent injuries.”
The secret of Ryu Hyun-jin’s good pitching that day was an increase in ball speed and sophisticated control.
Ryu Hyun-jin threw the fastest fastball of 151 kilometers per hour (93.9 miles) on the day, especially against Aaron Judge (30 home runs), who hit the most home runs in the Yankees.
The pitch analysis index said it was a cutter, but Ryu Hyun-jin corrected it with a slider cutter or slider in an interview after the game. It was faster than usual sliders, so it is okay to look at it as a high-speed slider.
Yankees hitters could not easily turn the bat when Ryu Hyun-jin threw a faster-than-expected ball in the game during the day local time.
The ball was fast, and the ball control of the four-seam and slider also hit the inside and outside of the strike zone accurately 안전놀이터
Ryu Hyun-jin, who threw three balls first against Jean Carlo Stanton in the bottom of the fourth inning, scored a strike with a change-up and induced a foul with a slider.
He then struck out Stanton with a 144km/h slider that bends low toward his body.
Joey Gallo, who played as the Yankees’ second batter, also struck out Ryu Hyun-jin with three consecutive at-bats.
As the ball speed bought, the power of the changeup, a specialty patent, doubled.
Ryu Hyun-jin exquisitely mixed fast balls and changeups to induce eight ground balls and one double play to clearly cut off the stove.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who is expected to take the mound about four more times in the future, will tie the record with the most wins (14 wins) in a season achieved three times in 2013-2014 and 2019. If you add two wins, you will reach 15 wins for the first time in the big leagues.