Ryu Hyun-jin, 36, of the Toronto Blue Jays, had his fourth win of the season blown in relief .The right-hander allowed two runs on four hits, including a home run, with two walks and a strikeout in five innings of work for the visiting Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Sunday .Ryu, who did his part with the fewest runs allowed at Coors Field, the “graveyard of pitchers,” turned the ball over to the bullpen with a 4-2 lead in the sixth inning, but was denied the win when Toronto’s third pitcher, Hennessis Cabrera, hit a game-tying three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth .Trailing 5-4, Toronto scored five runs in the top of the seventh, including a three-run double by pinch-hitter Alejandro Kirk, and added four more in the eighth and ninth to win 13-9.Ryu’s record remains 3-1 on the season, with only his ERA increasing slightly from 2.25 to 2.48. Toronto has won Ryu’s last five starts. Coors Field, which sits at an elevation of 1610 meters above sea level, is known for its low air resistance, which allows for long balls. It’s a hitter’s paradise, but a pitcher’s hell .Ryu, who is coming off a year of left elbow surgery and has won three straight games with a slow curveball in the low 100s of miles per hour, threw mostly cut fastballs in the same family as his four-seam fastball early in the game, with fewer changeups and curveballs to account for Coors Field’s unique characteristics .Ryu took the mound at Coors Field for the first time in four years and one month since August 2019, when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and faced a tricky Colorado slugger in Charlie Blackmon, who had a career .343 batting average against him Blackmon, who had 12 hits against Ryu, including three doubles and a home run, worked a full count and took eight pitches before hitting a line drive up the middle that was easily picked off by the shortstop, who had already moved to second base .After cooking Blackmon, Ryu threw cut fastballs to Ezequiel Toba and Elias Díaz for back-to-back strikeouts to end the first inning. After breezing through the second inning, inducing three ground balls on six pitches, Ryu got into trouble in the third inning when a 0-0 pitch was in the back of the strike zone .After a leadoff single to right by left-handed hitter Nolan Jones, Ryu threw a four-pitch changeup to right-handed slugger Eleuris Montero before giving up a two-run homer to left. The changeup didn’t drop, but instead lodged in the middle of the strike zone One out later, after walking Blackmon, Ryu gave up a double to Tova that hit directly off the left field fence. Ryu got Dias to ground out in front of the pitcher to keep the bases loaded, then struck out No. 4 left-hander Ryan McMahon on a dropped curveball to give himself some breathing room. Down 1-2 in the bottom of the fourth thanks to Brandon Belt’s leadoff solo homer, Hyun-Jin Ryu faced his second bump in the road after giving up a single to Hunter Goodman and a walk to Jones in the seventh. The umpire didn’t raise his hand when his four-seam fastball to Jones was right in the strike zone, allowing Ryu to be called out. Ryu worked himself out of the jam by getting Montero, who had given up a home run in the previous at-bat, to ground into a double play shortstop to first base .In the fifth, he retired three straight batters to end the inning .Ryu threw 76 pitches on the day, with 35 four-seam fastballs, 카지노사이트킹 19 cut fastballs, 12 curves and 10 changeups.

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