Ryu Hyun-jin is throwing, Kim Ha-sung is hitting? Is what you imagined a reality

The San Diego-area media outlet “East Village Times” insisted on the 31st (Korea time) that the San Diego Padres should recruit Ryu Hyun-jin. It is expected that it will be of great help if experienced Ryu Hyun-jin joins San Diego, which is in desperate need of reinforcement of starting pitchers. If that happens, Ryu Hyun-jin on the mound and Kim Ha-sung on the bat will be seen playing in the same uniform.

The East Village Times reported that Ryu is very familiar to fans of the San Diego Padres. Ryu has played for six years with the LA Dodgers, his rival in the district. Ryu made his big league debut with the Dodgers in 2013.

The East Village Times reported, “Ryu Hyun-jin played six seasons with the Dodgers and the last four seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays. He spent most of the 2023 season as rehabilitation after undergoing Tommy John Surgery meant to link tendons in his elbow, but he was still reliable and consistent after returning to good health. In 11 starts, he recorded 3 wins and 3 losses with 3.46 WHIP with 1.29 xERA with an expected ERA of 3.85,” referring to Ryu’s performance in the 2023 season. 사설 토토사이트

San Diego has suffered significant power losses this winter. Blake Snell, winner of the National League Cy Young Award and former ace, became an FA, and Seth Lugo and Michael Waka also left for the Kansas City Royals. Three spots in the starting rotation remain vacant. There are young pitchers such as Jonny Brito, Randy Vazquez, and Drew Thorpe, but it is also true that they need proven veterans.

In this regard, Ryu is the right pitcher for the San Diego Padres. Since his debut in the big league in 2013, Ryu has 78 wins and 48 losses with an ERA of 3.27. Having received the Tommy John Surgery meant that he can’t throw fast balls over 150 kilometers as he used to, he cooked for opposing batters with his sharp breaking balls. Whenever he took the mound, he felt the veteran’s record.

The East Village Times reported, “Ryu Hyun-jin displayed efficient pitching. He pitched strikes and faithfully played the role of an inning matcher. The ratio of walks he had stood at only 6.3 percent, and the success rate of inducing a ground ball reached 46.2 percent. The ratio of pitches he pitched was also 36.8 percent,” introducing Ryu’s performance. On top of that, he predicted that Ryu would see his performance even better if he plays at Petco Park, a pitcher-friendly stadium.

If Ryu Hyun-jin wears a San Diego uniform, he will see two Korean major leaguers play together. Kim Ha-sung is already playing for San Diego. Kim Ha-sung has deeply rooted himself in the San Diego center line and has also become a Gold Glove winner in the utility category.

In fact, Kim Ha-sung’s future is also in the fog. Local media predict that San Diego, which is trying to reduce the size of its squad, will trade Kim Ha-sung. This is because Kim Ha-sung will become a free agent next year. We cannot rule out the possibility that the scenario in which Ryu Hyun-jin and Kim Ha-sung play on the same team will become a reality. Will we be able to see Ryu Hyun-jin on the mound and Kim Ha-sung stand at bat.

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