KKKKK… Warming up perfectly for the comeback of ‘Monster’

Ryu Hyun-jin (36, photo), Toronto’s “monster pitcher,” in the US Major League (MLB), hit 66 pitches last year. He left the mound after receiving left elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery) in February. And he devoted nearly a year to his rehabilitation. After losing 13 kg and building up his body steadily, he accompanied the team for the first time in an away game last May and spurred preparations for his comeback. Ryu Hyun-jin, who pitched in the bullpen while the coaches watched, digested live pitching last month as scheduled, and started rehabilitation in the minor leagues this month. In the last 5 days, he had his first real game in the rookie league, giving up 4 hits, 5 strikeouts and 1 run in 3 innings. In the single A game on the 10th, he pitched well with 3 hits and 1 strikeout in 4 innings without conceding.

As Ryu Hyun-jin continues to pitch with a sense of stability in his third rehabilitation appearance, the return clock is running fast. On the 16th, he started in a minor league match against Triple A Toledo Mud Hens (under the Detroit Tigers) held at Sailon Field in Buffalo, New York. Sailon Field was used as an alternative home stadium in 2020-2021, when Toronto could not play at Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), and Ryu Hyun-jin threw the ball from this mound in two years.

Ryu Hyun-jin performed well, recording 3 hits, 1 run and 5 strikeouts in 5 innings that day. In particular, he threw 66 balls in 5 innings for the first time, and showed off his unique control by striking 46 of them. The average speed of the day was 141 km/h, and the highest speed was 144 km/h. He sprayed the ball faster than his highest speed of 142.3 km in his last two games.토토사이트주소

He was uneasy about starting the game. Ryu Hyun-jin was hit by a solo shot by Justin Henry Malloy in the first inning. It was the first home run he hit in his rehabilitation appearance. However, after treating the two batters with ground balls and strikeouts, in the 2nd and 3rd innings, he cut out 3 strikeouts and blocked it with a three-way offense. In the 4th inning, he allowed consecutive hits after one run and was on the verge of conceding, but he did not allow a run while leading a double hit. In the 5th inning, he took off his glove after tying the opponent’s batting line with 2 fly balls and 1 strikeout.

Unlike before, Ryu Hyun-jin, who faced higher-level hitters in this Triple-A game, spurred his comeback to the MLB by pitching well except for one home run. Gradually increasing the number of pitches, it is predicted that he will return to the big leagues at the end of this month.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who entered the MLB in 2012, has a career record of 75 wins, 45 losses, 1 save and an ERA of 3.27 in 175 games. Ryu Hyun-jin, whose four-year contract with Toronto ends this season, is expected to determine his future career after his return.