Ryu Hyun-jin’s Arirang curve was also noticed by the U.S. media, ‘the batter was completely embarrassed’

The scene where Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) froze the batter with a slow curve at 100.7 km per hour received attention from local media.

Sports Illustrated, an American sports media outlet, focused on the scene in which Ryu Hyun-jin struck out Texas Nathaniel Rowe in the top of the fourth inning during a major league game between Toronto and the Texas Rangers held in Toronto, Canada on the 13th (Korean time).

With 0 balls and 2 strikes, Ryu Hyun-jin threw a slow curve of 100.7 kilometers per hour (62.6 miles per hour according to the Major League official website) onto a high course in the middle of the strike zone and caught a looking strikeout.

The media reported, ‘Ryu Hyun-jin confused the Texas batters with a 63 mph Arirang ball (eephus pitch).’

Even though Rowe was in a ball-count battle, he could not react to the slow ball falling inside the strike zone.메이저놀이터

Prior to the deciding ball game, Ryu Hyun-jin threw two fastballs in the low 140 km/h range. The media reported, ‘The expression on Rowe’s face as he walked to the dugout, completely taken aback by the extreme change in velocity shown by Ryu Hyun-jin, was worth seeing.’

Next, ‘Ryu Hyun-jin’s decisive ball, which looked like a batting ball or a soft toss, soared high and then curved perfectly toward the top of the strike zone. “Rowe froze,” he added.

Ryu Hyun-jin achieved a quality start in this game for the first time since returning from injury. He allowed three runs over six innings with five strikeouts. Despite Ryu Hyun-jin’s hard work, Toronto lost 3-6 to Texas. Ryu Hyun-jin suffered his third loss (3 wins) of the season.