Ryu Hyun-jin played his part in an away game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on the 2nd (Korea Standard Time), giving up four hits in five innings and blocking them with two runs.
Since his return, he has shown the prowess of the “Vintage Ryu” without regret, with a 3-1 loss, a 2.48 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP in 29 innings and a 0.213 hit rate. It is not wrong to say that he is returning from Tommy John Surgery and succeeding in making a comeback.
Toronto replaced Ryu Hyun-jin in the top of the sixth inning with a 4-2 lead, and his fourth win of the season was lost as the bullpen allowed a turnaround, but the batters exploded again from the seventh inning and won the game 13-9 again, winning two consecutive games. Toronto still continues to have a threatening presence in the AL wild card race, with five wins and one loss in six games in which Ryu Hyun-jin took the mound in the second half. He is close to the Texas Rangers, who are ranked third in the wild card, by 1.5 games.
If Toronto wins a wild card and reaches the postseason, Ryu Hyun-jin is likely to win a starting spot. This is because he is pitching in a sense of stability compared to other starting pitchers in the second half of the year. 토토사이트
Kevin Gausman, the ace, is 3-3 with a 4.08 ERA in seven games in the second half, Jose Berrios is 1-4 with a 4.14 ERA in nine games, Chris Bassett is 5-2 with a 3.07 ERA in nine games. Japanese pitcher Yusei Kikuchi is performing the most outstanding performance in the second half with a 2-1 loss and a 2.36 ERA in eight games.
Although it varies from team to team, it usually operates four starters in the postseason. Considering his performance in the second half of the year, Ryu Hyun-jin is likely to be included in the four-man rotation of fall baseball. Of course, it is not known now whether Toronto will be able to play fall baseball, but it could be another stage to prove its value for Ryu Hyun-jin.
However, Toronto still has contracts after next year with four of the five starters currently in the rotation, except Ryu Hyun-jin. Ryu Hyun-jin is the only one who becomes a “free body of freedom.” If he does not catch Ryu Hyun-jin in the FA market, Alec Manoa should expect to revive again or bring in another FA starter.
However, there are not many resources that can guarantee the same experience, stability, and cost-effectiveness as Ryu Hyun-jin. However, Toronto is burdened by bringing in ace-class starting pitchers again with a large amount of money. Toronto, which spent 80 million dollars for four years to Ryu Hyun-jin four years ago, has since spent a lot of money on Berrios ($130 million for seven years), Gausman ($115 million for five years), Kikuchi ($36 million for three years), and Bashit ($63 million for three years).
Aaron Nola, Julio Urías, and Blake Snell can be cited as top starters in the FA market later this year, which can demand a ransom of at least $100 million. Unlike them, local media predict that Ryu Hyun-jin can gain sympathy in 1+1 year or 2 years.
Toronto fan media Jays Journal said ahead of Ryu Hyun-jin’s appearance on the day, “There are several question marks in next season’s Toronto rotation.” In particular, Alec Manoah’s sluggishness is clearly revealed, he said. “Ryu Hyun-jin’s strong play so far makes the idea of renewing his contract with him a realistic possibility.”
Of course, it is a mistake to say that Ryu Hyun-jin’s market demand is limited to Toronto. Demand may surge depending on the contents of the pitch for the rest of the month. It is not common in the market for starting pitchers who play five innings stably even if they are not “inning starters” who throw six to seven innings freely.