A monster showing off the ‘107km Arirang Curve’… “Form crazy”


‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto) won his second win of the season by playing with the opponent’s batting line with a slow curve. When the ‘Arirang Curve’ at 100 km per hour worked properly, Hyun-jin Ryu self-evaluated, “100 points out of 100” after the game.

Ryu Hyun-jin started in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) visiting game against the Cincinnati Reds held at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on the 21st (Korean time), giving up 2 runs in 5 innings (unearned) 4 hits and 1 walk 7. The game ended with a strikeout. Toronto won 10-3, and Ryu Hyun-jin recorded 2 wins (1 loss) in the season and 77 wins in total. His season earned run average dropped from 2.57 to 1.89.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent left elbow ligament joint surgery in June of last year, became the losing pitcher with 5 innings and 4 runs against the Baltimore Orioles on the 2nd, his return match. On the following day, against the Cleveland Guardians, he struggled with no hits until the 4th inning, but suffered the bad news of being hit by a batted ball and collapsing. However, on the 14th, against the Chicago Cubs, he won his first win after returning with an earned run in 5 innings, and also against Cincinnati, overcoming a messy atmosphere and winning.

Ryu Hyun-jin achieved the most strikeouts in a game after returning from injury that day. It has been 22 months since Ryu Hyun-jin struck out 7 or more in a game on October 4, 2021, against Baltimore (7). Ryu Hyun-jin suffered a crisis at the end of the second inning with a 5-0 lead. Minor mistakes by the defenders followed. Both runners came home as third baseman Matt Chapman made an error when Noelbi Marte’s left fielder’s fly ball with 1 out, 1st and 3rd base. Still, Ryu Hyun-jin’s unique crisis management prevented it without additional goals.소닉카지노

On this day, Ryu Hyun-jin threw 38 fastballs, 18 changeups, 16 curveballs, and 11 cut fastballs. He was impressive with the curves he threw at each match. Ryu Hyun-jin made fun of his opponents with a slow curve of 100 km instead of 110 to 120 km per hour. In a confrontation with Cincinnati’s ‘monster rookie’ Eli de la Cruz in the bottom of the 5th inning, Ryu Hyun-jin struck out looking by throwing an ‘Arirang Curve’ at 66.8 miles per hour (107.5 km) on 2 strikes with 2 out, 1st and 2nd base crisis ball count.

After the game, Ryu Hyun-jin said, “I thought (Cincinnati hitters) would be very aggressive, so I tried to get ahead in the count, and I was able to do that.” MLB.com said, “This day’s game reminded us of the level of Ryu Hyun-jin’s best skills.”

Toronto, the club, posted a video of Ryu Hyun-jin on the official SNS immediately after the game and displayed “Ryu Hyun-jin form is crazy” in Korean with a Taegeukgi emoticon.

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