Fresh off his first win of the season and a two-game winning streak, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu will try to make it three against the Cleveland Cavaliers after throwing a no-hitter.
Hyun-jin Ryu will take the mound against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at 4:07 a.m. ET on April 27.
Hyun-jin Ryu returned to the major league mound on Feb. 2 after more than a year of rehabilitation following Tommy John surgery last year. In his comeback, Ryu took the loss against the Baltimore Orioles, the first-place team in the American League East, giving up four runs (four earned) on nine hits in five innings. But the comeback was just that, a comeback.
Ryu faced Cleveland in his second start of the season, and while his trip down the mound was “unfortunate,” his pitching was flawless. At the time, Cleveland was facing the Chicago White Sox and was suspended for bench-clearing, which resulted in the suspension of their leadoff hitter, Henry Ramirez. However, Ramirez appealed the suspension to the Major League Baseball office and was reinstated to face Ryu Hyun-jin.
Ramirez’s presence didn’t hinder Ryu’s pitching at all. Ryu got off to a solid start in the first inning by striking out three Cleveland batters, followed by an equally solid second inning, and a perfect third inning in which he shut down the Cleveland bats. The biggest disappointment came in the fourth inning.
His perfect game was interrupted when he gave up a walk, and while he was trying to get the final out of the inning, he was struck in the right knee by a 97.7 mph (157.2 km/h) fastball. He fell to the ground and was in excruciating pain, unable to get back up. Luckily, the injury wasn’t serious, and Ryu volunteered to return to the mound in the fifth inning, but manager John Schneider warned him against it, and he ended his second outing with a no-hitter.
Unlike his first start, Ryu showed off his true colors in his second outing, pitching five innings of two-hit ball against the Chicago Cubs with three strikeouts and two runs (unearned) on five hits and two walks to earn his first major league victory in 444 days, and followed that up with five innings of four-hit ball against the Cincinnati Reds with seven strikeouts and two runs (unearned) on five hits and one walk in his last start.
Ryu has nothing but good memories against Cleveland: He has faced the Indians four times in his major league career, going 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA in 23 innings pitched. If he can maintain the form that saw him shut down the Cleveland bats in a no-hitter in his second start of the season, he has a good chance of picking up his third win of the season.바카라사이트
Cleveland will send Logan Allen to the mound to face Ryu. Allen, who was selected by Cleveland in the second round of the 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft with the 56th overall pick, made his major league debut this year. On the season, he is 6-6 with a 3.31 ERA in 19 appearances and 103 1/3 innings pitched, including a strong outing against Toronto on April 10 in which he allowed one run (one earned) on four hits (one home run) in five innings with three strikeouts and three walks.