Ryu Hyun-jin seeks fourth consecutive Coors Field win

At Coors Field, Ryu Hyun-jin aims for his fourth straight victory in four years.

Ryu Hyun-jin (36-Toronto Blue Jays) returns to Coors Field, the graveyard of pitchers and paradise for hitters, for the first time in four years.

The Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB) will begin September with a six-game road trip in the western United States.

The Blue Jays have announced that Hyun-jin Ryu will start the first game of a six-game series against the Colorado Rockies on September 2 at 9:40 a.m. ET at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.

Ryu will take the mound at Coors Field for the first time in four years and one month since Aug. 1, 2019, when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers. It will be his first time in a Toronto uniform.

At an elevation of 1,600 meters above sea level, Coors Field is known for allowing balls to travel farther with less air resistance.

In six career starts at Coors Field, Ryu has struggled to a 1-4 record with a 7.09 ERA. He has allowed eight home runs in 26⅔ innings.

In his most recent start at Coors Field, he pitched six innings of three-hit ball to earn the win. It was the first time Ryu has ever gotten a no-decision here.

In his 14-month rehabilitation from torn ligaments in his left elbow, Hyun-jin Ryu has rattled off three straight wins over the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians since his comeback victory over the Chicago Cubs on March 14.

He’s helped Toronto’s fall baseball challenge with a classic throwback to the days of the fastball, with slow curves in the low 100s of miles per hour and precise delivery, a rarity in the big leagues.

It will be interesting to see if Ryu sticks to his four-pitch mix of a fastball, changeup, curveball, and cut fastball at Coors Field, which is a far cry from the ballpark he’s used to pitching in, or if he tries to match Rockies hitters with other pitches instead of his curve.

Colorado has the worst winning percentage in the National League (.371-49 in 83 games). Still, they’re in the middle of the league when it comes to batting with home field advantage.

The “brainwave pitcher” will need to find a way to keep the ball in play, as long as he doesn’t get hit by long balls.

Fourth in the American League wild-card race, 먹튀검증 Toronto is three games behind the third-place Texas Rangers for the final postseason berth and in desperate need of a win.

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