‘Nearing ML return’ Ryu Hyun-jin to face Ohtani for second time on 29th
Ryu Hyun-jin (36-Toronto Blue Jays) will likely start against pitcher Shohei Ohtani (29-LA Angels) in his return to Major League Baseball (MLB).
Angels manager Phil Nevin announced on Thursday (July 24) that Ohtani will start the first game of a three-game series against Toronto at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Ohtani, who picked up his eighth win of the season (5-0) against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 22, was initially scheduled to start against the Detroit Tigers on April 28, depending on the rotation, but the schedule was pushed back a day.
As a result, Ryu and Oh are expected to face off against each other for the first time in a year.
According to local media, Ryu, who has successfully completed four rehabilitation appearances, is scheduled to pitch in a three-game series against the Angels from Sept. 29-31, but is now likely to start on the 29th.
Ryu made his first start on April 22 against the Triple-A Syracuse Mets (affiliated with the New York Mets), pitching six innings and allowing two runs on three hits (two home runs) with one walk and five strikeouts.
Ryu threw his longest six innings since undergoing left elbow ligament reconstruction (Tommy John surgery) in June of last year, throwing 85 pitches, including a fastball that touched 90.8 miles per hour (146 km/h) for the first time in a rehab start.
With everything in place for his return to the major leagues, Ryu traveled to Los Angeles (LA) on the 23rd and will join the Toronto squad for a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 25th.
Ryu’s next move has yet to be finalized. Toronto manager John Schneider plans to review Ryu’s bullpen throws at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, before making a final decision on when he will return to the major leagues.
For now, he won’t pitch in the three-game series against the Dodgers. Toronto is scheduled to start Jose Berrios on the 25th, Chris Bassett on the 26th, and Yusei Kikuchi on the 27th. There will be no game on the 28th as the team travels to Toronto.
Schneider had previously expressed his intention to go with a six-man starting rotation when Ryu returns. In that case, Ryu would be next in line after Kikuchi, who is the fifth starter. Toronto has a 17-game homestand from Aug. 29 against the Angels to Aug. 14 against the Chicago Cubs, so there’s no time to tinker with the starting rotation.
If Ryu starts on Aug. 29, it will be his second career start against Ohtani. In their first meeting, Ryu won a decision.
Ryu pitched five innings of six-hit ball with one walk and two strikeouts in Toronto’s 6-3 win over the Angels on May 27 of last year at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California. Ohtani struck out 10 in six innings, but gave up five runs on two home runs to take the loss.
Ryu was also dominant against Ohtani, going 2-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.
It was his second win of the season and 75th of his career, but he hasn’t added another win since. In his next start, against the Chicago White Sox, Ryu was removed after just four innings (three runs, two earned) due to left arm discomfort, and was placed on the disabled list after undergoing further tests.
Ohtani is 2-1 in three career starts against Toronto, with his only loss coming against Ryu. He pitched once at Rogers Centre on Aug. 28 of last year, 카지노사이트 when he threw seven innings of two-hit ball with one walk and nine strikeouts to pick up the win.