Korean big leaguers playing in the United States all performed well. Ryu Hyun-jin spurred preparations for a comeback with stable pitching in the face of Triple-A hitters. Kim Ha-seong and Choi Ji-man reported hits side by side.
Major League Baseball Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched 5 innings, 3 hits, 5 strikeouts and 1 run in a match against Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens held at Sailon Field in Buffalo, USA on the 16th (Korean time). The total number of pitches was increased to 66.안전사이트
Ryu Hyun-jin, who treated the lead batter as a bum hit in the first inning, gave up a solo shot to left center batter Justin Henry Malloy in the second inning. It was the first home run he allowed in an actual game since starting his rehabilitation, but he did not waver. Rather, he showed off his rust-free skills by deleting the second and third innings in six batters. Ryu Hyun-jin, who escaped the run crisis in the 4th inning with a double hit, completed his mission by blocking it with a three-way offense until the 5th inning.
It was more encouraging than the previous two starts. He played 3 innings and 4 innings against the Rookie League and Single A teams on the 5th and 10th, respectively. His unique skill and crisis management ability were still the same, and the speed limit was up to 144 km per hour. Naturally, his return to the big leagues is one step closer.
Ha-seong Kim shone while batting. He had two hits in the first series of the second half against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, USA. After hitting 1 hit in 5 at-bats the previous day, he recorded 3 hits, 2 walks and 5 on-base in the doubleheader match that day. He also scored twice.
Choi Ji-man of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who returned from injury, continued to feel good. Starting as the fourth designated hitter against the San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh PNC Park, he struck out and grounded in the infield in his first two at-bats.
The hit came in the third at-bat in the bottom of the sixth inning. As the second batter in the inning with no runners out, he hit the splitter on the lower side of right-hander Alex Cobb and scored a left-handed hit.
Choi Ji-man, who left the line due to an injury in mid-April, has recorded 5 hits (0.263) in 19 at-bats since returning early this month, just before the end of the first half. Two of these were home runs.