3G WHIP 0.71→14 consecutive innings of no-hit ball→3-game winning streak→’Korean Monster’s’ prime is warming up
It’s a revenge game. They’ll be looking to continue their upward trend against a Cleveland team that could be on the verge of a major upset. The “Korean Monster” Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto) will try to make it three in a row.
Hyun-jin Ryu will take the mound against the Cleveland Indians at Rogers Centre on April 27, starting at 4:07 a.m. ET. In four starts since returning from elbow ligament reconstruction surgery, the right-hander is 2-1 with a 1.89 ERA. He has struck out 15 batters and walked just five while utilizing his knife-edge fastball.
His fastball velocity hasn’t returned from his rehab season, but his command of his offspeed pitches, including his curveball and changeup, is much improved. In four starts, he’s been able to keep the ball in the zone with a 1.05 WHIP and a .214 batting average.
In his last three starts, he has thrown 14 innings of no-hit ball. In those three games, he has a WHIP of 0.71 and a BABIP of 0.122. The fact that the jury is still out on his cut fastball and changeup means he has a lot to prove. As he continues to pitch, there will be bumps and bruises, but many believe his time will come. That means he’s showing off some amazing stuff.바카라사이트
This will be the second meeting with Cleveland this season. On April 8, he pitched a no-hitter until the fourth inning when he was hit in the right knee by an Oscar Gonzalez single. It was a potentially serious injury, but he came out of it unscathed. Cleveland is a team with the worst team batting average in baseball (0.49), so it seems likely that Ryu will take a knee in front of the bullpen.