Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin (36), who is considered to have made a miraculous comeback after undergoing Tommy John surgery, is expected to face the legendary ace, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, for the first time.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who took the mound against the Oakland Athletics on the 7th (Korean time) and suffered a loss despite allowing 4 hits and 2 runs in 5 innings, will start in the home game against the Texas Rangers on the 13th if he follows the normal rotation. It will be his eighth game since his return.
However, the likely starting opponent for Texas will be ace Max Scherzer. Scherzer also took the mound on the 2nd and pitched against the Houston Astros, so his regular appearance against Toronto on the 13th will be.
The Texas team’s website predicts that the starting team for the three-game series against Oakland from the 9th to the 11th will be Jordan Montgomery, Sonny Gray, and Andrew Heaney, in that order. For the four-game series against Toronto on the 12th to 14th, the rotation will naturally be organized in the following order: Nathan Ivaldi, Scherzer, Montgomery, and Gray.
Toronto will host the Kansas City Royals at home from the 9th to the 11th to play a three-game series. Although Yusei Kikuchi is announced as the starter for the first day only, Kevin Gausman and Jose Berrios will appear on the mound in the second and third games. In the end, for the next four-game series against Texas, the rotation will go in that order: Chris Bassett, Ryu Hyun-jin, Kikuchi, and Gausman.
Since both Toroto and Texas rested on the 8th, the game on the 13th will be a game in which both Ryu Hyun-jin and Scherzer play after 5 days of rest.
Toronto and Texas are competing fiercely at the end of the season for one American League (AL) wild card. As of this day, Toronto is in 3rd place in the wild card with 77 wins and 63 losses, and Texas (76 wins and 63 losses) is in 4th place, 0.5 games behind. In a situation where the fate of the two teams could be different in this four-game series, the two veteran starters are going head-to-head.
Scherzer continued his erratic pitching with the New York Mets in the first half of this season. AFP Yonhap News
Ryu Hyun-jin, who has 11 years of major league experience, and Scherzer, who has 16 years, have never faced each other as starters. When Ryu Hyun-jin was with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he had several opportunities to face Scherzer, who was the Washington Nationals ace at the time, but each time there was a change in the rotation, so he pitched a day or two apart.토토사이트
In the 2019 Division Series, the two were expected to pitch together in Game 3, but Scherzer pitched an inning as a setup man in Game 2, skipping Game 3 and appearing as a starter in Game 4. Ryu Hyun-jin went to Game 3 in that order and faced Patrick Corbin and became the winning pitcher with a comeback pitch of 4 hits and 2 runs in 5 innings. This is Ryu Hyun-jin’s last win in the postseason.
Scherzer is going through twists and turns this season. In the second season of his three-year, $130 million contract with the New York Mets, he started the season strong by winning the opening game, but while showing off his uneven condition, a sticky foreign substance was discovered on his glove during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 20. So I got sent off. For that he was suspended for 10 games.
Immediately after returning in early May, he allowed 7 runs in 3⅓ innings against the Detroit Tigers, and on June 8 against the Atlanta Braves, he allowed 11 hits and 5 runs in 5⅔ innings, and in the next game against the New York Yankees, he continued his struggles by allowing 6 runs in 3⅓ innings. I also did it.
After being traded to Texas, he continued to pitch relatively steadily, but showed his worst performance against Houston on the 7th, giving up 6 hits and 2 walks in 3 innings and allowing 7 runs, his most in a game this season. Scherzer has 12 wins, 6 losses, and an ERA of 3.91 this season, and after moving to Texas, he has 3 wins, 2 losses, and an average ERA of 3.63 in 7 games.
Ryu Hyun-jin has 3 wins, 2 losses, and an average ERA of 2.65 in 7 games since his return. He had 1 win, 1 loss, and an ERA of 4.15 in 3 career games against Texas.
Regarding Ryu Hyun-jin’s successful return from Tommy John surgery, Canadian media Sportsnet said on this day, ‘The probability that Ryu Hyun-jin, who received TJS last summer, can pitch again is extremely low, let alone that he can throw effectively.’ “It was hard to figure out how to plan, but it is proving that Ryu Hyun-jin has returned and played an important role in the team’s upward trend.”