“100 on the curve” + “every ball in play” The perfect location for both RYU and the coach.
“Today’s curve is a 100.” “I had good command of all my pitches.”
Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto) once again pitched brilliantly to pick up his second win of the season. His average velocity was barely over 140 mph, but his pitches were in a different league, showing perfect location.
Hyun-jin Ryu earned his second win of the season, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in five innings of work against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, on April 21. Toronto won 10-3 behind Ryu’s dominant performance and an explosion from the offense to take a 2-1 series lead in Cincinnati.
온라인카지노 Hyun-jin Ryu shows off his perfect location. Photo (Cincinnati, USA)=ⓒAFPBBNews = News1
Ryu gave up two unearned runs on the day, but both were unearned runs that resulted from freakish defensive errors. In the end, Ryu pitched 14 innings in three consecutive games and lowered his season ERA from 2.57 to 1.89, dating back to the Cleveland Indians on April 8.
Most notably, Ryu’s average velocity on the day was a slower 87.4 mph (140.9 km/h) than his season average (88.7 mph), but he was still able to efficiently handle the Cincinnati hitters.
Of Ryu’s 83 pitches, 38 were four-seam fastballs (46%), 18 were changeups (22%), 16 were curves (19%), and 11 were cutters (13%). The opponent took a total of 36 swings, 8 of which were swings and misses, and 15 fouls. Thirty-four percent of the pitches went through the strike zone or were swings and misses.
Despite not completely dominating hitters, Cincinnati batters were unable to capitalize on Ryu’s pitches, with only two hard hits. His velocity and command of his pitches were flawless, which means the batters couldn’t generate many hits.
Ryu picked up his second win of the season. Photo via AFPBBNews = News1
After the game, Ryu spoke to MK Sports’ correspondent and said, “I think I need to raise my velocity a little bit more,” but also added, “I think I need to catch my pitches with a little more velocity. I don’t think it’s bad if it’s a pitch like today,” and said that he would focus more on his delivery, even with the increase in velocity.
In an interview, Ryu said, “The most important thing is how many pitches you can throw with that velocity. Today, all of my pitches were good,” he said, expressing satisfaction with his performance.
In particular, he gave an unusually high grade to his curveball, which received rave reviews from the local media. When asked how he would grade his curveball today, Ryu responded with a smile and a “100”.
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider was also pleased with Ryu’s performance. “Today, Ryu did a great job with his fastball against right-handed hitters. I think he took advantage of the fact that they came out aggressive. He did a really good job against their lineup. It was a really good game,” Schneider said.
Photo (Cincinnati, USA)=ⓒAFPBBNews = News1
He also responded to the fact that Ryu’s average velocity dropped further than his season average, saying, “He was up to 90 mph.”
Like Ryu himself, Schneider also pointed to location as a key factor in his performance. “The curveball was really good,” Schneider said. I utilized it when I needed it. He utilized his changeup and his body fastball. It was typical of him. I thought all of his pitches were well-pitched.”
In the sweltering 30-degree weather, there were times when Ryu could have struggled himself. He left runners on base almost every inning, and in the second inning, he made a rare defensive error that led to two runs. But his aggressive, efficient pitching – he threw 83 pitches for 56 strikes over five innings – ultimately earned him the win and extended his no-hitter to three games.
Ryu’s class was still there. It was a perfect location that everyone was happy to see.
“Today’s curve is a 100.” “I had good command of all my pitches.” Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto) once again pitched brilliantly to pick up his second win of the season. His average velocity was barely over 140 mph, but his pitches were in a different league, showing perfect location. Hyun-jin Ryu earned his second win of…