Toronto won two consecutive games against the Colorado Rockies in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, on the 2nd (Korea Standard Time). His season record is 74 wins and 61 losses. On the other hand, Colorado, which has lost four consecutive games, has 49 wins and 85 losses.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who took the starting role, allowed four hits, two walks, three strikeouts and one run in five innings. With five innings pitched in four consecutive games, the season’s average earned run rose slightly from 2.25 to 2.48. On the other hand, Colorado starter Flexen was sluggish with seven hits (three homers) and one walk and four runs in five ⅔ innings. Both players withdrew without winning or losing as the two teams exchanged scores due to a reversal after the sixth inning, but Ryu Hyun-jin’s perfect “decision victory” in terms of the pitching content alone. 온라인카지노
Flexen, who was Ryu Hyun-jin’s opponent’s starter on this day, is a pitcher familiar to domestic fans and played in the KBO League in the Doosan Bears uniform in 2020.
At that time, he led the team to the Korean Series with outstanding performances in fall baseball. Since returning to the big league the following year, he has written a “KBO reverse export success story” by harvesting 14 wins as a member of the Seattle Mariners, but it has been on the decline since last year and continues to be sluggish this year.
However, Flexen’s early performance was not bad. He ended the top of the first inning with six pitches, and continued his scoreless streak until the top of the second and third innings. On the other hand, Ryu Hyun-jin pitched two scoreless innings in a row, but his rise was dampened by Elefuris Montero’s two-run shot in the bottom of the third inning. Unlike the previous innings, the elaborate ball control began to shake little by little, and the Toronto bench could not let go of the tension.
There was also a risk of additional runs. Ryu Hyun-jin was shaken up by Hunter Goodman’s hit with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning, but chose a fastball with the sixth pitch in the full count against follow-up hitter Nolan Jones. He tried to strike out by throwing high, but referee Angel Hernandez’s hand did not go up, and Goodman walked to first base.
Even if the ball came in on a high course, it was enough to be a strike. According to the graphic on the Major League’s official website MLB.com ‘Game Day’, Ryu Hyun-jin’s six-ball fastball was not just over the strike zone, but was completely in the zone. Ryu Hyun-jin’s expression, who watched the decision, was also regretful. Judge Hernandez, who is considered one of the worst referees in the U.S., raged properly.
However, Ryu was unwavering. He induced a grounder in the first and second bases with one out against Montero, who allowed a home run in their first showdown, and finished the inning with a double play leading to second baseman Wit Merrifield, shortstop Ernie Clement and first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who overcame the crisis, grounded out to shortstop with one ball in the bottom of the fifth inning, and quickly made two outs by catching a grounder to second base to Blackmon, who persistently bothered Ryu Hyun-jin. Tova caught a fly ball to center field with four balls and blocked the Colorado lineup for two consecutive scoreless innings, ending the bottom of the fifth inning on her own.
Unfortunately, a similar situation came to Flexen in the top of the sixth inning. The five-ball cut fastball thrown to Danny Jansen became a ball in the ball count of 2-2 with one out, and the game continued to the full count. In the end, Flexen’s six-ball fastball, which was driven to the full count, became a mistake, and Jansen did not miss it and connected it with a home run.
Flexen, who endured well even after hitting one homer each in the top of the fourth and fifth innings, collapsed due to a two-run shot dedication following the ball decision, and eventually had to hand the mound to Gavin Hallowell after Merrifield’s grounder and Dalton Basho’s walk. Jones avoided losing the game with a three-run shot in the bottom of the sixth inning, but failed to take charge of six innings until the end.
Of course, the two decisions in the game did not have a significant impact on the result, but Ryu Hyun-jin, who showed a different appearance despite unfavorable decisions, proved his qualification as an “Ace.”