A resurrected changeup…so a more brutal injury 

It was a mound where everything would have been perfect had it not been for the injury.

On the 8th (Korean time), Ryu Hyun-jin started an away game against the Cleveland Guardians held at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, recording no hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and no runs in 4 innings. 52 pitches.메이저사이트

It is said that Cleveland is a team with a win rate of less than 50% and that the atmosphere is not good recently, but Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitching was dazzling that day. He didn’t allow a single hit and tied the opposing lineup.

He used 52 four-seam fastballs (50%), 11 changeups (21%), 10 curves (19%) and 5 cutters (10%). He showed a spectrum of pitches ranging from a 66.8 mph curveball to a 90.7 mph fastball.

In particular, the most encouraging thing on this day was that the sense of the changeup came back. Opponent hitters swung nine times at Ryu Hyun-jin’s changeup, but more than half of them were misses.

In the second inning, Gabriel Arias swung three pitches in a row with only his changeup and struck out.

The average speed of his fastball also stayed at 88.8 miles, but as in the last game, he showed an increase in his speed as the mound progressed. If the mound had progressed further, the velocity could have increased.

It was neither the opponent’s batting line nor the dark clouds that covered the Cleveland sky that blocked him.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who was hit on his right knee by Oscar Gonzalez’s assault ball in the fourth inning with two outs and first base, collapsed from pain while picking up the fallen ball and throwing it to first base.

He got the out, but he collapsed in excruciating pain. He usually doesn’t show his emotions on the pitch, but this time it was different.

He had been hit in the left arm by an opponent’s ball in the first inning, and experienced the bad luck of being hit twice in this game alone. It was a scene that left me with regret when I thought about the contents of the pitching that day.

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