Ryu Hyun-jin tasked with keeping Blue Jays alive in postseason

All News 09:36 September 30, 2020


SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) -- Ryu Hyun-jin has been the bona fide ace for the Toronto Blue Jays all season, consistently delivering strong starts. And now, they're going to need another one from him to stay alive in the postseason.


Ryu will start Game 2 of the American League wild-card series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Wednesday (local time). The Blue Jays dropped the opener of the best-of-three series by 3-1 on Tuesday, and Ryu is now tasked with helping extend the series to Game 3 on Thursday.


The South Korean left-hander will be matched up against right-hander Tyler Glasnow.



In this Getty Images photo, Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches against the New York Yankees in the top of the first inning of a Major League Baseball regular season game at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, on Sept. 24, 2020. (Yonhap)


Ryu went 5-2 with a 2.69 ERA, fourth-best in the AL, during the regular season, his first with the Blue Jays. Though he could have started Game 1 on regular, four days' rest, the Blue Jays opted to give the 33-year-old extra rest.


During the regular season, Ryu had a 2-0 record and a 2.74 ERA in four starts on four days' rest, compared with a 3-2 record and a 2.29 ERA in seven starts after five days' rest.


"I feel great. I am definitely ready to pitch tomorrow," Ryu said in a Zoom session with the media before Tuesday's Game 1. "I may have done a bit better with extra rest, but I don't think there has been that much of a difference."


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