Heading towards the sweep with confidence in the first QS [Ryu Hyun-jin Preview]

Ryu Hyun-jin, who recorded his first quality start of the season in his last appearance, is making his ninth appearance with confidence. The opponent is the Boston Red Sox,카지노 who are in last place in the American League East Division with 74 wins and 75 losses. He is scheduled to take the mound to sweep the series.

Boston Red Sox (Nick Pivetta) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (Ryu Hyun-jin), Rogers Center, Toronto

September 18, 2:37 a.m. (September 17, 1:37 p.m. local time)

Local broadcast: NESN (Boston), Sportsnet (Toronto), TVA Sports (Canada) MLB Network (national broadcast outside of home region)

Korean broadcast: SPOTV Prime

First QS, building confidenceRyu Hyun-jin started the home game against the Texas Rangers on September 13th (Korean time), allowing 5 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, and 3 runs in 6 innings. He became the losing pitcher as the team lost 3-6, but recorded his first quality start of the season. In the meantime, he was unlucky due to injuries, defensive errors, etc., or the team replaced him early for management purposes, so he did not have a chance to go 6 innings, but he finally did it.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who threw a total of 82 pitches and showed efficient pitching, impressed opposing batters by showing pitches of various speeds, from a four-seam fastball with a maximum velocity of 90.6 mph to a slow curve of 62.5 mph. Texas hitters swung at 42 balls, of which 9, or 21%, were misses. The fastball change-up curve induced a missed swing. He allowed 18 batted balls, only four of which were hard hits with an exit velocity of 95 mph or more, and one was a true hit that hit the angle. Except for the cutter that allowed a home run to Robbie Grossman, there were no ‘horrible miss throws.’

Ryu Hyun-jin said, “I threw it without a problem. The number of pitches was around 80. “He was okay overall,” he said, evaluating his pitching. At the same time, he said, “There were many games where the score was in the 70s or 80s in 5 or 6 innings, but I think he did it the right way. He expressed his confidence by saying, “Now I think he might be able to throw a little more.”

Regarding this, manager John Schneider, who is the decision-maker, said, “It is everyone’s hope” that the starting pitcher throws long distances, and added, “We will consider how each game is played every day, what the score is, the number of pitches, the pitcher’s throwing style, etc. In an ideal world, he would throw close to 100 pitches through the 7th or 8th inning. “We know he’s been putting in that type of effort since he came back.” He revealed that if the pitch content is good and the situation is right, he can be entrusted with a higher number of pitches.

sweep challengeToronto, which was on the verge of being eliminated from postseason competition after losing all four games against Texas, turned the situation around in the very next series. In the first game of the series against Boston, they won 3-0 thanks to Jose Berrios’ 7 scoreless innings and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s three-run home run, and in the second game, they won 4-3 after a close game in the 13th overtime. Dalton Basho hit a dramatic tying triple with two outs in the 9th inning, and the game ended with an infield hit by U. Merrifield in the 13th inning.

While I’m at it, I challenge for a series sweep. Toronto is on a 5-game winning streak after losing 7 games in a row to Boston this season. I have good memories of sweeping three consecutive away games in early August. In a situation where one win is urgent, one cannot be satisfied with just a winning series.

Guerrero Jr., who was repeatedly silenced and booed during the four-game home game against Texas, is belatedly showing his batting skills. In the last 7 games, he has 6 hits, 3 home runs, 6 RBIs, 5 walks, and 6 strikeouts in 24 at-bats. Cavan Biggio is also noteworthy. He is maintaining good batting skills, recording 5 hits, 1 home run, and 4 RBIs in 16 at-bats in the last 6 games.

Bo Bichette has not yet gotten back on track. He has been quiet recently with 3 hits, 1 RBI, 3 walks, and 8 strikeouts in 26 at-bats in 7 games, but he is a hitter who can come back to life at any time. Matt Chapman has also gone 0-hit in 9 at-bats, 1 walk, and 5 strikeouts in 3 games since returning, and if he survives, he is a player who can contribute a lot to the team.

Painful memories, familiar battersRyu Hyun-jin appeared in a total of 6 games against Boston, recording 2 wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 4.01. He played in four of six games in the 2021 season. In his four games, he had 2 wins, 1 loss, and a 4.57 earned run average. The performance in one of the four games was very poor. In a game held at the Rogers Center on August 9, he collapsed, allowing 10 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, and 7 runs in 3 2/3 innings. The 7 goals allowed were tied for the most goals conceded in the season at the time. He had to take solace in the fact that his team won 9-8 after a hard-fought battle.

That was already two years ago, and now we are facing a completely different Boston. There are quite a few familiar hitters. Trevor Story is a hitter who frequently faced the Colorado Rockies, an opponent from the same district, during his time with the LA Dodgers. Among Boston’s current hitters, he has the most experience facing Ryu Hyun-jin. Adam Duvall also has experience hitting two home runs against Ryu Hyun-jin.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who previously faced old teammates such as Cody Bellinger (Cubs) and Corey Seager (Texas), will face his old teammates again this time. Justin Turner is the main character. Turner has a batting average of 0.295, an OPS of 0.945, 8 home runs, and 23 RBIs against lefties this season. Alex Verdugo also had experience with the Dodgers. There is also catcher Liz McGuire, who he worked with during his time in Toronto. Verdugo, I already have experience dealing with Maguire. Maguire is doing well this season, going 7-for-15 against lefties.

In addition, if the match against Rob Refsnyder, who was born and adopted in Korea, is successful, it is expected to be an interesting matchup. The Korea-Japan match with Masataka Yoshida is also noteworthy.

Above all, the hitter to watch out for the most is Rafael Devers. He has really stepped up with 7 hits in 22 at-bats, 3 home runs, and 5 RBIs in the last 7 games. He has 6 walks and 3 strikeouts, making his pitching difficult. Rookie outfielder Sedan Raffaella has also been active with 7 hits in 28 at bats, 2 home runs, and 2 RBIs in the last 7 games. It is worth noting that he struck out 10 while getting 2 walks. He’s also doing well against lefties, going 3-for-10 with one home run and two RBIs. Although it is a small sample, we must be cautious.

※ Ryu Hyun-jin vs. Boston batter record (based on regular season)

Rafael Devers 3 hits in 9 at-bats, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts

Adam Duvall 5 hits in 12 at-bats, 2 home runs, 2 RBIs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout

Liz McGuire No hits in 1 at-bat

Rob Refsnyder No hits in 1 at-bat

Pablo Reyes allowed no hits in one at-bat, struck out one.

Trevor Story had 4 hits in 17 at bats, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 6 strikeouts,

Justin Turner had 1 hit in 3 at bats,

Alex Verdugo had 3 hits in 5 at bats, 1 strikeout,

Connor Wong had no hits in 1 at bat.

Visit to your home countryOpponent starter Nick Pivetta (30) is from Victoria, Canada. He takes the mound in his native country, Canada. He is familiar with Rogers Center. He pitched 32 1/3 innings in six games, with one loss and a 3.90 earned run average. He was pushed to the bullpen during the season, but then got a chance to start again. He has 4 wins, 6 losses, and an ERA of 5.81 in 13 games as a starter this season. Still, although he is a veteran starting pitcher in his own right, having pitched 179 2/3 innings in 33 games last season, he is struggling this season.

He uses a four-seam fastball (50.7%) with an average velocity of 94.6 mph, a curveball (24.6%) at 79.2 mph, a slider (19.4%) at 87.3 mph, a sweeper (4.8%) at 84.3 mph, and a splitter (0.5%) at 84.8 mph. . The strikeout rate of 31% is a respectable record that ranks in the 92% percentile for the entire league. The 85% percentile for drawn ball judo (32.5%) and the 73% percentile for swing and miss judo (29.2%) are also respectable. On the other hand, there are records hovering around the bottom of the league, such as average exit speed (91 mph) of 7%, true hit rate (11.9%) of 4%, strong hit rate (45%) of 10%, and ground ball induction rate (35.1%) of 16%. there is.

He was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the fourth round of the 2013 draft and has since been traded twice. In July 2015, he traded teams with Jonathan Papelbon and headed to Philadelphia, and in August 2020, Philadelphia gave him up along with Connor Siebold in exchange for Heath Hembree and Brandon Workman from Boston.

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