Ryu Hyun-jin, waiting for Toronto’s ’17 Series of Death’ hidden card sortie

Ryu Hyun-jin (36), the “Korean Monster” of the Toronto Blue Jays of the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB), is conducting a final check on his return to the big leagues. On the 27th (hereafter Korean time), he adjusted his condition through bullpen pitching and is preparing for a regular start in early August. Local media such as ‘Sportsnet Canada’ are predicting that Ryu Hyun-jin will be able to pitch in a major league game sooner or later. Toronto coach John Schneider also announced in an interview with the media, “Hyun-jin Ryu’s return is pretty close,” and “I know Hyun-jin Ryu has a good feeling.”

Ryu Hyun-jin received Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament joint surgery) in June of last year and has not been on the big league mound for more than a year. He went through the rehabilitation phase step by step, and recently appeared in 4 minor league games and improved his condition. He has stepped up the rookie league, single A and triple A (two appearances), and is finishing his comeback by recovering the number of pitches and speed.

As of now, it is very unlikely that he will start a 3-game home game against the Los Angeles Angels starting on the 29th. Toronto will play games until the 27th, take a day off on the 28th, and start a 17-game series from the 29th. They marched for 17 days without taking a single day off. In a situation where pitchers’ stamina may fall, ‘veteran’ Ryu Hyun-jin is drawing a sketch to add strength.

It is highly likely that Ryu Hyun-jin’s comeback will take place in 7 consecutive matches with teams from the same district starting on August 1st. 안전놀이터 It is expected that Hyun-Jin Ryu will play in 4 consecutive matches against the Baltimore Orioles, who are leading the league, and 3 consecutive matches against the Boston Red Sox, who suffered the shame of losing all 6 matches this season. The first button of the ’17 series of death’ schedule, 7 consecutive matches with teams from the same district, is bound to be a watershed in the ranking fight. Toronto is currently ranked third in the American League East Division and is continuing a difficult ranking battle. At the most important moment of this season, the timing of Ryu Hyun-jin’s return was timed when the team needed it.

In 2019, Ryu Hyun-jin left the Los Angeles Dodgers, with whom he had a close relationship, and moved to Toronto. In 2020, amid a shortened season due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), he pitched in 12 games and became an ace with an average ERA of 2.69 with 5 wins and 2 losses. However, in 2021, 14 wins and 10 losses with an average ERA of 4.37 did not meet expectations, and in the middle of last year, he fell into an injury trap and only recorded 2 wins and an average ERA of 5.67.

R YU ready? The Toronto club showed expectations by announcing the start of the opening game of the next season on social media immediately after Ryu Hyun-jin joined the team in 2019. Utilizing Ryu Hyun-jin’s surname ‘RYU’, he wrote ‘R YU ready (Are you ready?)’ and predicted a good performance. He once again shouts ‘R YU ready?’ hoping for the revival of the Korean monster. Ryu Hyun-jin holds the key to Toronto’s counterattack in the second half.

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