The “Korean Monster” Ryu Hyun-jin (36-Toronto) will make his eighth start of the season as the Jays head into fall baseball.
Riding high on a three-game winning streak, Toronto will host Texas for a four-game series at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, from Sept. 12-15 (ET). Toronto manager John Schneider will send out Chris Bassett, Hyun-jin Ryu, Yusei Kikuchi, and Kevin Gausman to start the series.
Ryu Hyun-jin will start the second game of the four-game set at 8 a.m. on April 13. He will face one of the best pitchers of his generation, fireballer Max Scherzer.
As of Nov. 11, Toronto was 80-63 with a 5.059 winning percentage, good for the second wild-card spot in the American League. To finish the season in third place, the minimum for a postseason berth, the Jays need to hold off fourth-place Texas, which is 1.5 games back.
Ryu, who underwent elbow ligament splicing surgery in June last year, made his comeback start against Baltimore on March 2 after a grueling 14-month rehabilitation. He picked up his first win of the season against the Chicago Cubs in his third start on April 14 (five innings, two runs) and then reeled off three straight victories.
However, in his last outing, he suffered a loss against Colorado on April 2, giving up two runs in five innings. Ryu will look to rebound and add to his win total against Texas.
Texas has been at the top of most offensive metrics this season. They are first in team batting average (26.6), first in team runs scored (777), fifth in team doubles (200), and first in team long balls (4.5).
The bat of Adolis Garcia, who has 34 home runs and 100 RBIs, is especially hot. Long-hitters such as Corey Seager, who has 30 home runs and 87 RBIs, and Marcus Semien, who has 24 home runs, are also dangerous.온라인카지노
Ryu will need to be more precise than ever with his pitches to keep them in check. The sharpness of his pitches – a changeup, a slower curveball, and a cut fastball – will be key.
His opponent, Scherzer, arrived in Texas from the New York Mets via trade late last month. He went 9-4 with a 4.01 ERA with the Mets and is 3-2 with a 3.63 ERA with Texas.
This is a big game for Ryu, who will be looking to make his first fall start in three years. Ryu only made the postseason in 2020 after joining Toronto. In 2021, the team failed to advance, and last year, Ryu was sidelined with an injury.