“The velocity was not good.” Ryu Hyun-jin, who hit three home runs with only fastballs, was the decline in velocity the problem?

Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin (36) talked about allowing 3 home runs, the most in the season. 

Ryu Hyun-jin started the game against the Tampa Bay Rays held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA on the 24th (Korean time) and allowed 5 runs, allowing 7 hits (3 home runs), 3 walks, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts in 4⅓ innings. Toronto erased Ryu Hyun-jin’s loss by successfully coming from behind to win 6-5 in the 8th inning, but suffered a walk-off loss 6-7 in the 9th inning due to a walk-off hit by Josh Rowe.

Facing leadoff hitter Yandy Diaz in the top of the first inning, Ryu Hyun-jin threw a four-seamer to the inside at 89.4 miles per hour (143.9 km/h) on the sixth pitch and then allowed a leadoff home run. In the ensuing crisis with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd bases, he allowed a three-run home run against Josh Rowe as his 87.9 mile (141.5km) four-seamer on the 6th pitch went into a lost throw in the middle.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who lasted until the third inning without allowing a run, hit a solo home run in the fourth inning after throwing a four-pitch four-seamer on a high course of 87.2 miles (140.3 km) to leadoff hitter Betancourt. He also had a crisis in the 5th inning with 1 out and runners on 1st and 2nd bases, and in the end, he was unable to finish the 5th inning and was replaced by relief pitcher Trevor Richards to finish his pitch that day. Toronto came back 6-5 in the 8th inning and erased Ryu Hyun-jin’s loss, but 토토사이트suffered a 6-7 walk-off loss to Josh Rowe in the bottom of the 9th. 

Ryu Hyun-jin, who recorded 89 pitches, used changeup (24 pitches), cutter (21 pitches), four-seam (21 pitches), curve (14 pitches), and sinker (9 pitches). Although he recorded the most pitches of the season, surpassing the game against the Cubs (86 pitches) on the 14th of last month, he performed poorly with the most runs allowed (5), most home runs (3), and most four balls on base (4). 

Ryu Hyun-jin’s highest four-seam velocity remained at 89.4 miles (143.9 km). He had an average speed of 88 mph (141.6 km). His lowest velocity was 86.9 miles (139.9 km). He showed a decrease in four-seam velocity compared to his previous appearances, and allowed all three home runs after throwing four-seam. 

Canadian media Sportsnet said, “Tampa Bay took the lead early with Diaz’s home run, followed by Rowe’s three-run home run and Betancourt’s solo home run. “As the inning progressed, Ryu Hyun-jin’s fastball lost velocity and his control wavered,” he commented. 

Ryu Hyun-jin said, “I don’t think Tampa Bay’s batters were really aiming for fastballs. Against Diaz, he threw a fastball to the desired course. But Diaz had a really good swing. The second home run didn’t go where I wanted to throw it. For the third home run, I threw the ball to the course I wanted. “But today the speed wasn’t good,” he said, explaining the situation at the time of the home run. 

On this day, Ryu Hyun-jin’s four-seam velocity fell by 0.6 miles (1.0 km) compared to the season average velocity (88.6 miles). It may not be considered a large decline, but it turned out to be a fatal result for Ryu Hyun-jin, who throws a ball that is not fast compared to the average speed of the major league. 

Ryu Hyun-jin, who struggled greatly in the first game against Tampa Bay this season, is scheduled to meet Tampa Bay again on the 30th. This time, they will face Tampa Bay at their home stadium, Rogers Center. It is also Ryu Hyun-jin’s last appearance this season. Will Ryu Hyun-jin be able to regain his velocity and achieve a turnaround against Tampa Bay in the next match? 

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