‘Korean big leaguers’ on the rise… Ryu Hyun-jin returns to 144 km/h and is fine!

The Korean big leaguers playing in the United States have had a great year. Ryu Hyun-jin pitched well against Triple-A hitters and continued to prepare for his return. Kim Ha-seong and Choi Ji-man also recorded hits.

Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu threw five innings of three-hit ball, striking out five and walking one against the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens at Salmon Field in Buffalo, N.Y., on Tuesday (June 16). He upped his pitch count to 66.

After walking the leadoff batter in the first inning, Ryu gave up a solo shot to left-center field to Justin Henry Mulroy in the second. It was the first home run he’d allowed in a live game since his rehab start, but he wasn’t rattled. Instead, he showed off his rustiness by retiring the second and third batters in six. After escaping a bases-loaded jam in the fourth, Ryu struck out the side in the fifth to complete the job.

It was more encouraging than his previous two starts. He had pitched 3-4 innings against Rookie League and Single-A teams on the 5th and 10th, respectively, and proved that he can go five innings with ease. His velocity was still there, as was his command, and his fastball was up to 144 mph. Naturally, his return to the big leagues is one step closer.온라인카지노

Among the hitters, Kim Ha-seong shined. In the first series of the second half against the Philadelphia Phillies, Kim had a hit two days in a row. After going 1-for-5 the day before, he went 3-for-5 with two doubles and five RBIs in the doubleheader. He also drove in two runs.

After returning from injury, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Choi continued to feel good. Starting in the No. 4 spot in the lineup against the San Francisco Giants, Choi struck out and grounded out in his first two at-bats.

It wasn’t until his third at-bat in the bottom of the sixth inning that he got a hit. With the bases loaded, Choi stepped to the plate for the second time in the inning and hit a low-slung splitter to left field off right-hander Alex Cobb.

Choi, who was sidelined with an injury in mid-April, is 5-for-19 (.263) since returning earlier this month just before the end of the first half. Two of them have been home runs.