RYU returns, gumshoe pitches 5⅓ innings of 2-run ball, “I got what I expected,” says U.S. counterpart

July 25, 2023 0 Comments

The ‘Korean Monster’ Hyun-jin Ryu (36-Toronto Blue Jays) is finally making his big league return, and his gumshoe Alec Manoa (25) is following suit.바카라사이트

Manoa made his 2023 Major League Baseball debut against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on April 24 (ET), allowing three runs on five hits with four walks and six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

Hyun-jin Ryu is finally out of the injury tunnel and on the verge of a big league return. After a successful rehabilitation pitching stint, he is now on the verge of reaching his dream stage.

He’s made four rehab appearances. Ryu threw 42 pitches and topped out at 88 mph (141.6 km/h) in the minor league Rookie League on May 5, followed by 37 pitches and 88.4 mph (142.3 km/h) in Low Single-A on May 10 and 66 pitches and 89.8 mph (144.5 km/h) in Triple-A on May 16. He made his first start at Triple-A Syracuse on Nov. 22, allowing two runs on three hits (one homer) with five walks and five strikeouts in six innings. He threw 85 pitches and reached a fastball that was up to 146.1 mph.

In 18 innings of live action, he gave up three home runs and only one walk. With his pitch count and velocity up, Ryu was one step closer to returning to the big leagues.

He will join the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 25. The timing of his return to the big leagues hasn’t been finalized, but the team wants to see how he’s doing.

If he gets the all-clear, he’ll likely pitch against the Angels on April 29-31. He could then face Shohei “Idoryu” Ohtani.

Toronto’s mound is full of hope. The six-man rotation that manager John Schneider wants is possible.

On top of that, Manoa, who had been showing signs of anxiety, pitched well. “With Hyun-jin Ryu set to rejoin the team in a few days, Manoa will need to make an impact to take the Jays to the next level. With Hyun-Jin Ryu set to return in a few days, Manoa will need to make an impact to jump-start the Toronto rotation.”

Luckily, he got the nod. Manoa allowed just three hits in five and a third innings. Despite the four walks, he struck out six and had a decent outing. Unfortunately, he was unable to get the win as he went down with the game tied at 2-2.

He bounced back from a four-run outing in three innings against San Diego on April 19.

Including this game, Manoa is now 16-2 with a 6.10 ERA in 72 1/3 innings pitched this season.

There were sighs of relief locally as well.

After the game, ‘Bluebird Banter,’ a Toronto fan page on SB Nation in the US, wrote, “We got what we could have hoped for from Manoa. Unfortunately, one of the three hits was a home run. But all in all, Manoa pitched a good game.”

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