145km is like 160km! It was possible because Ryu Hyun-jin is the ‘god of quick and slow control’.

45.2km. This is a symbolic number that Ryu Hyun-jin (36), the ‘Korean Monster’ of the Toronto Blue Jays of the American Professional Baseball Major League, left in a game against the Texas Rangers on the 13th (Korean time). He threw an ultra-low-speed curve reaching 62.5 miles per hour (approximately 100.6 km) to steal the batter’s timing, and avoided a hit by hitting a four-seam fastball reaching 90.6 miles per hour (approximately 145.8 km) into the corner of the strike zone. The expression ‘the god of speed control’ is not excessive.

Ryu Hyun-jin suffered defeat in an important game. He failed to lead the team to a victory against Texas, which is fighting for an American League wild card. Still, it’s all praise. He pitched so well after returning to the big league that his absence of one year and two months was insignificant, and he pitched consistently and stably on this day as well. Even though the team lost 3-6, I personally achieved a big league quality start (6 or more innings and 3 or fewer runs as a starter) in 480 days.바카라사이트

He threw a total of 82 pitches. He had such good ball control that he was judged to have 59 strikes. He faced hitters with a mix of 25 four-seam fastballs, 18 changeups, 18 cutters, 16 curveballs, and 5 sinkers. His highest speed was 90.6 miles per hour. He went 6 innings, allowing 5 hits, 1 home run, 3 runs, 1 walk, and 5 strikeouts. He recorded a season record of 3 wins, 3 losses, and an ERA of 2.93.

He was not intimidated even against the Texas hard-hitting line. On this day, the power of the four-seam fastball was especially good. The average speed and maximum speed have slightly increased compared to before. In addition, the speed of the cutter, change-up, curve, and sinker was adjusted for each section, confusing batters. He showed an ultra-low-speed curve and attacked the corner of the strike zone with a four-seam fastball. He showed a style of play that cannot be easily played by a player with a slow ball. 

He dealt with opposing batters with his guts and courage. Slower, slower, and then suddenly faster. I continued to fight with my opponent by freely adjusting my speed and speed. Although he hit a home run and allowed an extra-base hit, he maintained overall control and continued the game. He performed magic that made a 145 km/h four-seam fastball feel like a 160 km/h light speed ball. In fact, on this day, the four-seam fastball hit rate was zero.

The fact that he ate up 6 innings with 82 balls was also remarkable. In a situation where he is somewhat protected due to a long injury absence, he is consistently responsible for more than 5 innings with economical pitching. The question mark that followed his resurrection has now completely changed into an exclamation point. He has clearly transformed from a hidden card in Toronto’s second half to a reliable starting man. 

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