Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin (36) challenges the second win of the season.

Ryu Hyun-jin will start the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Ohio, USA on the 21st (Korean time).

Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament joint surgery) in June of last year, succeeded in returning to the major leagues in 13 months, faster than other pitchers.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who had a comeback match against Baltimore on the 2nd, recorded a loss with 9 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 4 runs in 5 innings. In the game against Cleveland on the 8th, while cruising with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts in 4 innings, he had to come down the mound early after being hit in the right knee by Oscar Gonzalez’s 97.7 mile (157.2 km) batted ball.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who had disappointing results in his first two games, succeeded in winning his first victory after his return on the 14th against the Cubs in 5 innings, 2 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 2 runs. He also improved his season performance with an average ERA of 2.57 with 1 win and 1 loss in 3 games (14 innings).

Ryu Hyun-jin’s fourth pitching opponent this year is Cincinnati (64-59) in the Central District of the National League. Cincinnati is a team that Hyun-Jin Ryu met frequently when he was with the Dodgers, and recorded 5 wins and 2 losses with an ERA of 3.23 in 8 games (47⅓ innings). Last year, I remember meeting Cincinnati on May 21st and winning a no-run victory with 6 hits and 3 strikeouts in 6 innings. When he started at the Great American Ballpark, his performance was not bad with 2 wins, 2 losses and an ERA of 3.52 in 4 games (23 innings).먹튀검증

However, Cincinnati has become a completely different team from last year. Last year, it stayed in 4th place in the National League Central Division (62 wins, 100 losses), but this year, it is raising the possibility of advancing to the postseason by keeping the 3rd place in the National League Wild Card.

In particular, it is noticeable that the batting line has improved a lot. Cincinnati’s team OPS rose from 26th (.676) last year to 11th (.742) this year. A promising rookie named Ellie DeLacruz (OPS .761) appeared, and she became a lineup that could not be ignored as she grew up one step ahead of existing young players such as Spencer Steer (OPS .813) and Jonathan India (OPS .745).

In particular, Elacruz is a special rookie hitter to watch out for. Deracruz, who is recording an OPS of .761 with 10 home runs, 26 RBIs, 44 runs scored and 19 steals in 61 games this season (64 hits in 249 bats) in 61 games this season, compared to the beginning of his sensational debut, Deracruz’s batting pace has dropped a lot, but he is overwhelming. He is a fast-paced runner. If sent to Rusang, Ryu Hyun-jin can be greatly harassed.

Hunter Green is the Cincinnati starting pitcher who will face off against Ryu Hyun-jin. Green, a top-notch prospect who joined in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2017 rookie draft, is spending his second year in the major leagues this year. His season performance is 2 wins and 4 losses in 14 games (73⅓ innings) with an earned run average of 3.93. His pitches do not vary widely with a four-seam, slider, and changeup, but he is a fire bowler who throws a ball so fast that his four-seam average velocity reaches 98.6 miles per hour (158.7 km/h). His all season high speed was 102.1 miles (164.3 km).

Ryu Hyun-jin and Green are completely opposite pitchers. While Hyun-Jin Ryu is the type to attack batters with pinpoint control and various types of pitches, Green is the type to intimidate batters with powerful fastballs. The difference between Ryu Hyun-jin and Green, who threw a maximum of 91.1 miles (146.6 km) this year, is a whopping 11 miles (17.7 km). The starting matchup between Ryu Hyun-jin and Green, who have completely different pitching styles, is expected to give fans a different kind of fun.