Ryu Hyun-jin’s position has narrowed Coach’s opinion is different. Return is very important
It was a start that made a comeback, but Ryu Hyun-jin (35, Toronto) was depressed in April. He was sluggish in both of his first appearances. Although it was two games, the ERA was 13.50 which was unpleasant. On top of that, he even had inflammation in his left forearm, ending his April schedule in vain.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who signed a four-year contract with Toronto ahead of the 2020 season, has been in doubt since the middle of last year as the graph has been on the decline. He also gave up the position of starting the opening game, which he had kept for two consecutive years after the transfer. It is true that the team’s position is not as good as it used to be. On top of that, even this season’s start was not good. The team’s faith may be shaken.
However, Toronto pitching coach Pete Walker, who has watched Ryu Hyun-jin since joining Toronto, has a slightly different opinion. Walker encouraged Ryu Hyun-jin’s live pitching on the 1st (Korea Standard Time) and chose him as the key player for the rotation. He is still considered an important player in the team.
Ryu Hyun-jin held live pitching with his teammates at bat on the 1st. Based on three innings, the number of pitches is known to be about 60. First of all, it was encouraging that there was no big problem with the body. Coach Walker, who watched Ryu Hyun-jin’s pitching in person, also expressed satisfaction with the pitching content and did not give up trust.
Coach Walker said in an interview with North American sports media “The Athletic,” “I think he was great (in live pitching).” Arrest, stub, location, command, and the utilization of his curves, cutters, and changeups were better than expected, he said. “So I think I did a very good live pitching with 60 pitches.”
There are other pitchers now, but in the end, the starting pitcher’s share in the regular season, which should be viewed as a long-term, cannot be overemphasized. Coach Walker also saw Ryu Hyun-jin as a necessary player. Walker said: “For a long season we definitely need more than five starters. Bringing him back to the rotation is very important. So (live pitching) is very encouraging.”
Ryu Hyun-jin, who has confirmed that he has no problems with his physical condition, will now weigh the timing of his return to the Major League after taking the mound in minor league rehabilitation. Attention is focusing on whether he can calmly control his mind and body and announce a full-fledged rash