Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu improved to 2-1 on the season.
The right-hander started and pitched five innings of two-run (unearned) baseball against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on July 21. He gave up two runs in the second inning on a fielding error. Ryu extended his scoreless streak to three games and 14 innings. He lowered his season ERA from 2.57 to 1.89. Toronto won big, 10-3.메이저놀이터
Ryu threw 83 pitches through five innings, allowing four hits and one walk with 56 strikes and seven strikeouts.
His four-seam fastball sat in the mid-to-high 90s, but his control was impeccable. The Cincinnati batters were unable to get a handle on Ryu’s command.
On the day, Ryu topped out at 89.6 mph on his four-seam fastball, averaged 87.4 mph, and bottomed out at 84.8 mph. Of the 38 four-seam fastballs he threw, 13 were below 87 mph (140 km/h). None of those pitches resulted in hits.
Ryu lost two runs in the bottom of the second inning because of a bizarre defensive error.
With runners on first and third, Ryu induced Noelby Barthe to fly out to left field. Left fielder Dalton Bashaw made a quick throw to Anchorman third baseman Matt Chapman, who was unable to get the ball home.
In the meantime, first baseman Christian Encarnacion raced to second base. Then came a rare error. Chapman’s throw to second base was completely out of play in right-center field. Both runners scored. The next batter, T.J. Freedle, reached on an error by first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Ryu got Luke Miles to fly out to right field to end the threat.
Toronto added four runs in the top of the fourth inning. It put the game out of reach early. Ryu cruised with solid run support.
He ended the fourth inning with a triple play.
Ryu faced his final challenge in the top of the fifth inning, when he needed a win. He gave up back-to-back singles to Pridle and Miles.
Ryu struck out TJ Hopkins with runners on first and second to end the threat. Matt McClain reached on a fielder’s choice. He struck out De La Cruz with runners on first and second.
With a 9-2 lead, Toronto turned to Hennessis Cabrera in the bottom of the sixth. In the seventh, Bowden Francis took over the mound and pitched three innings. Toronto conserved its bullpen by closing the game with three pitchers.