“The changeup is overwhelming” Fully recovered Ryu throws 85 pitches, tops out at 146 mph…only a decision to return remains
Toronto Blue Jays RHP Hyun-jin Ryu, 36, successfully completed his fourth rehab start.
Ryu started a game against the Triple-A Syracuse Mets (affiliated with the New York Mets) at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, N.Y., on April 22, allowing two runs on three hits (two home runs) with one walk and five strikeouts in six innings.
After undergoing Tommy John surgery last June, Ryu has yet to pitch in a major league game this season. However, his rehab starts have been promising, as he is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA in four games (18 innings).
Ryu threw 85 pitches in his outing and lasted six innings, making him ready to return to the majors. He touched 90.8 miles per hour (146.1 km/h) on his fastball and averaged 88.4 miles per hour (142.3 km/h). “Ideally, you want to see a mile or two of velocity,” said Keegan Matheson, Toronto reporter for MLB.com, the official site of Major League Baseball, “but Ryu has shown that he’s fully recovered. It’s time to make a decision,” suggesting that Ryu will return soon.
According to Canadian outlet Sportsnet, “Ryu threw his longest inning of his rehab start to date. He allowed just three hits, struck out five and walked just one,” said Sportsnet.
Ryu’s changeup, his main weapon, was especially well-received. “Ryu’s changeup was dominant, inducing seven swings and misses in 15 swings on 23 pitches,” Sportsnet wrote.카지노
The Jays are coming off a three-game series against Seattle and will have a day off after the three-game series against the Dodgers before returning home for a 17-game road trip starting on April 29 against the Angels. With ace Kevin Gausman out with an injury, the Jays are in desperate need of starting pitching. The return of Ryu could be a big boost for Toronto.
Fans are excited to see what he can do now that he’s ready to return to the major leagues.