Ryu Hyun-jin’s second loss of the season was a result of a single home run in five innings of 2-run ball.
Despite pitching on just four days’ rest for the first time in his career, Ryu utilized his incredible command of his pitches as a weapon.
The highlight came against the No. 2 and No. 4 hitters, Jordan Diaz.
He showed off one slow curveball after another in the 100-mile-per-hour range, then immediately followed it up with a fastball that was 145 miles per hour to the body!
[Local play-by-play: “Strikeout! Dias just watches the 145 mph fastball that feels even faster.”]
He cruised with a mix of slower curveballs, changeups, and other timing-stealing pitches, the only thing missing was the lone home run he allowed with two outs in the fourth inning.
It was a 2-1 home run, but Ryu didn’t falter any further and went five innings on 77 pitches.
Despite pitching efficiently, striking out five and walking just one, he couldn’t get any help from his team’s offense and suffered his second loss of the season.
[Manager John Schneider/Toronto: “It was his first start on four days rest of the season, so we made sure he didn’t throw too many long pitches. Ryu was perfect early in the game, and the ball he hit for a home run wasn’t bad.”]
With the tying run at the plate, Bae Ji-hwan hits a well-hit ball that rolls toward the center field fence, allowing the runner at first base to score and Bae to run to third base.
Bae scored the game-winning run with his first major league triple.
[Bae Ji-hwan/Pittsburgh: “In big moments, I always think, ‘I’ve got to get on base,’ and that helps me a lot.”]
San Diego’s Ha Sung Kim topped the second base defense in the “Most Talented Player” poll, as voted on by major league managers, scouts, and others.
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