“100 points out of 100″… ‘106.5km’ Ryu Hyun-jin’s new weapon ‘Rainbow Curve’ recognized by ML pitching experts

100 points out of 100″

Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin started on the 21st (Korean time) in the 2023 Major League Cincinnati Reds away match held at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. In 5 innings, he pitched 83 pitches, 4 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts and 2 runs (non-own).

Ryu Hyun-jin, who had shown a very strong side with 5 wins, 2 losses and an average ERA of 3.23 in the match against Cincinnati before the game, properly cooked the Cincinnati batting line on this day as well. Ryu Hyun-jin, who earned his first win in 444 days with 2 runs in 5 innings (visa) in the previous appearance, has been running for 2 consecutive wins in 451 days since May 27 last year. His season earned run average was also significantly lowered from 2.57 to 1.89.메이저사이트

Ryu Hyun-jin, who tied Cincinnati’s top batting line in a three-way attack without any fuss in the first inning, faced a big hurdle in the second inning. It’s because of the defensive mistakes that were pouring right away. Ryu Hyun-jin was attacked with a four-seam fastball on the third pitch by leadoff batter Spencer Steer in the second inning, and allowed his first hit of the day, and was hit by Christian Elcanacion-Stand, and faced a crisis with one out, first and third base. A series of unfortunate events occurred here.

Ryu Hyun-jin caught Noelbi Marte with a floating ball in left field in the following one out, 1st and 3rd base, and thanks to left fielder Dalton Basho’s strong shoulder, he succeeded in tying up the runner on third base. However, Matt Chapman, who received a throw from Basho, threw the ball to catch a runner running to second base, and a situation occurred where the ball fell in the direction of center field, and two runners stepped home.

Mistakes did not end here. Ryu Hyun-jin induced a first baseman ground ball to the follow-up hitter, TJ Friedle, and it seemed that the air-and-defense shift was taking place. However, this time, first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. failed to properly pass the ball to Ryu Hyun-jin, who was coming through base cover, and Ryu completed the long defense in the second inning only by catching Luke Miley with a straight hit in right field.

However, Ryu Hyun-jin continued his solid pitching in the support of the strong batting line. Ryu Hyun-jin tied the Cincinnati batting line scoreless with two strikeouts in the third inning, and in the fourth inning, he continued cruising by blocking the batting line leading to Joey Votto, Encarnacion-Stand, and Marte with a three-way strike.

He overcame the crisis that came again on his own. Ryu Hyun-jin was hit in a row by Fridle and Miley in the 5th inning, and was in danger of being on 1st and 2nd base safely. However, Ryu Hyun-jin was not shaken, and met the victory requirements by striking out TJ Hopkins, foul-flying Matt MacLaine, and striking out looking from Eli de la Cruz. And with the performance of the other line, he got his second win of the season.

After returning from Tommy John surgery, Ryu Hyun-jin reduced the ratio of cutters and increased the frequency of his curve, but his curve shined on this day as well. Ryu Hyun-jin made 7 swings and 3 misses (43%) while throwing 16 curve pitches that day, and out of 7 strikeouts, he struck out 3 with a curve.

Among the curves Ryu Hyun-jin threw that day, there were two scenes that were very brilliant. Ryu Hyun-jin threw a 66.2 mile (approximately 106.5 km) curve to Eli de la Cruz at the end of the 3rd inning with 1 out and 1 base, striking out with a swing, and at the end of the 5th inning, with 2 out, 1st and 2nd base, they met again with 66.8 miles (66.8 km) to De La Cruz. About 107.5 km) The scene where he threw a curve and eliminated looking strikeouts was a ‘masterpiece’.

Rob Friedman, who runs ‘Pitching Ninja’ as a major league pitching analysis expert, uploaded a scene in the bottom of the 4th inning on social media where Ryu Hyun-jin caught De La Cruz with a strikeout on a missed swing, with the phrase “Ryu Hyun-jin’s pretty curve at 66 miles per hour” and Together, they added a rainbow emoticon and praised Ryu Hyun-jin’s curve.

Ryu Hyun-jin also seemed very satisfied with his curve that day. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Canada’s ‘Sportsnet’, when asked, ‘How do you rate the curve today? Originally, Ryu Hyun-jin’s curveball was a very good pitch. However, after returning from his injury, his curve has improved to the point where it can be used as a ‘main weapon’.

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