Change the Team’s Mood…He’s so influential”
He came back from rehabilitation this year and won three games, lost three, and had a 3.46 ERA
Toronto manager John Schneider praised Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays), who finished his last regular season appearance on the 1st.
Ryu Hyun-jin started the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and allowed seven hits, one strikeout, and two runs in three innings.
If he wins one game, he threw only 52 and went down the mound due to the team’s situation that confirmed his advance to the postseason. The team came from behind to lose 5-7.
Canada’s SportsNet said, “If we won the game on this day, we could finish four seasons well in Toronto. “It is a disappointing game considering the fact that he pitched 52 innings on behalf of Alec Manoah (who was out due to injury) and his contribution over the past four years,” he said.
With this game, Ryu Hyun-jin ended the regular season with three wins and three losses and a 3.46 ERA in 11 games.
“The contract with Ryu Hyun-jin was the first step that changed the team’s atmosphere a little,” Schneider said.
Ryu Hyun-jin signed a four-year contract with Toronto for a total of $80 million (about KRW 108 billion) ahead of 2020.
That year, Ryu Hyun-jin, who played only 60 regular-season games in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), played with 5 wins, 2 losses and a 2.69 ERA.
In addition, Toronto advanced to the postseason for the first time in four years by combining Ryu Hyun-jin as the center point.
“I was one of the best pitchers in the 2020 shortened season,” Schneider said. Just having that much pitcher come to our team has changed the team atmosphere,” he said.
Ryu Hyun-jin did not show any influence only on the mound.
Toronto’s young pitchers learned the professionalism of Ryu Hyun-jin and grew into players who supported the team.
“Ryu Hyun-jin’s influence was tremendous,” Schneider said. He was a veteran pitcher and helped other pitchers. He also helped the catcher. He stressed once again, “He really, really consistently showed his presence.”
Even if Toronto advances to the postseason, it is unclear whether Ryu Hyun-jin will take an additional mound. 스포츠토토
It is worth looking forward to taking the mound only when it goes up to the Championship Series, which requires a lot of starting pitchers.
At the end of Toronto’s 2023 season, Ryu Hyun-jin will become a free agent again and come to the market.