Colorado’s home stadium, Coors Field, is well known for being a disadvantageous field for pitchers. As it is located on a highland of 1609m above sea level, the distance of the ball increases, and moreover, the weather is still hot (According to MLB.com , the temperature is 35 degrees Celsius as of 6:40 p.m. local time when the game began. As a pitcher, it is a condition that makes him short of breath while throwing the ball. Also, it would have been the same for pitchers of both teams, but the umpire’s strike-ball judgment was jagged and had no choice but to suffer. 토토
Even in that situation, Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto) did well. Although the ball was not as sharp as in the previous appearance, he pitched well with excellent control and crisis management skills. It can be seen from the fact that pitchers from both teams allowed slugging after Ryu Hyun-jin left the mound.
What is especially welcome is the fact that Ryu Hyun-jin’s cutter (cut fastball) has survived. Now, Ryu Hyun-jin recently confessed on the phone with me, “Curves and changeups are as familiar as before elbow surgery, but only one cutter doesn’t go in as I thought.”
However, it can be said that Ryu’s cutter, which he watched on TV on the day, has regained its power as in the past (Ryu Hyun-jin increased the proportion of cutters to 37 fastballs, 17 cutters, 12 curves, and 10 changeups).
After one out in the first inning, the decisive ball that struck out Ezekiel Toba and Elias Díaz with consecutive swings and misses, and the ball that caught Díaz with a grounder to the pitcher in the crisis of the second and third bases with one out after giving up a two-run home run to Eliuris Montero in the third inning was a cutter of 85-86 miles per hour (about 137-138 kilometers). In other words, he found an answer six games after his return and added one more main weapon.
To add a few words about Toronto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. needs to hit more carefully than anyone else. He’s a good hitter, but he has to hit a crucial shot in an important chance.
Davis Schneider, who played as the starting third baseman, is a player who is likely to cause errors from his defensive posture. The running throw is sloppy, so bad pitches often come out. It’s unstable to play all nine innings, so if the team has taken the lead, it’s better to replace it with a big expense.
Schneider also made a throwing error when the opponent’s leadoff hitter Díaz hit the ball in the bottom of the sixth inning with a 4-2 lead, providing an excuse for a 4-5 reversal with a surprised Jones three-run home run. It wasn’t because Ryu Hyun-jin’s victory flew away, but it was a situation that could have made a mistake.
At the end of the season, one win and one win are very important times for the team. You have to play with the same mind as the postseason. Ryu Hyun-jin has 76 pitches on the day, but I think it was a good decision from the Toronto bench, although domestic fans may be disappointed that he was replaced and missed the victory.
It is also important to prevent it well until the fifth inning, and in the end, the team won. It is also very meaningful that Toronto has won five consecutive games in the game where Ryu Hyun-jin started.