Ryu Hyun-jin Allowed 1 Run in 4 Innings in his First Exhibition Game

Ryu Hyun-jin Allowed 1 Run in 4 Innings in his First Exhibition Game


Good performance against KIA with microscopic ball control and ground ball guidance ability... As expected, Ryu Hyun-jin

‘The Return of the Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Hanwha Eagles) thrilled the hearts of baseball fans by showing off his unique ‘microscopic ball control’ in his first real game appearance after returning to Korea.

Ryu Hyun-jin started the home game against the KIA Tigers in the 2024 professional baseball exhibition game held at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 12th, and after many twists and turns, including being hit by a batted ball twice, he pitched well with 3 hits, no walks, and 1 run in 4 innings.

This is the first time Ryu Hyun-jin has appeared in a KBO League exhibition game since the KIA game on March 31, 2012, and including exhibition games and regular season games, it has been 4,172 days since the Nexen (now Kiwoom) Heroes game on October 4, 2012. all. 파워볼사이트

On this day, Ryu Hyun-jin threw a total of 62 balls, and the highest fastball speed was 148 km and the average speed was 144 km.

He checked a variety of pitches, including fastballs (29), cut fastballs (10), curves (11), and changeups (12).

Ryu Hyun-jin faced lead hitter Park Chan-ho amid the cheers of baseball fans filling the stadium.

He started the game by throwing a 140 km/h fastball into the strike zone as the first pitch.

Ryu Hyun-jin caught Park Chan-ho with a ground ball to shortstop after a full count game.

He allowed the first hit to the follow-up hitter, right-handed hitter Lee Woo-seong.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who experimented with various pitches such as fastballs, cut fastballs, curves, and changeups, threw a changeup on the 8th pitch with a 2-ball, 2-strike count and gave up a double that landed in the right field of right field.

Ryu Hyun-jin was later attacked by Kim Do-young on the first pitch and allowed a timely hit in the middle of the game, giving up his first run.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who gave up consecutive hits, prevented additional runs with his unique crisis management skills.

Na Seong-beom finished the first inning with a hit after two pitches and Socrates Brito after one pitch.

After completing the warm-up, Ryu Hyun-jin showed off his perfection from the second episode.

Hanwha hit the KIA mound in the bottom of the first inning and scored 9 points, and Ryu Hyun-jin returned to the mound after a long break.

He struck out the first strikeout of the day against lead hitter Choi Hyeong-woo.

He persistently aimed for the outside course and induced a missed swing on the high inside course.

Even Choi Hyeong-woo, a veteran who had experienced many hardships before, was helpless due to Ryu Hyun-jin's incredible command.

Ryu Hyun-jin then blocked Kim Sun-bin with a ground ball to third base.

He was hit on the right foot by a hard ball while facing the follow-up hitter, Han Jun-su.

The ball rolled to third base and became an infield hit.

Exclamations of concern erupted from the audience, but Ryu Hyun-jin gestured to the bench saying it was okay and continued pitching.

He ended the inning by blocking Choi Won-jun with a fly ball to left field.

The third inning was blocked by a three-way strike.

After catching lead hitter Park Chan-ho with a ground ball to shortstop, Lee Woo-seong, who had allowed a double in the first inning, struck out a missed swing.

With a ball count of 2 balls and 2 strikes, he threw his main weapon, a change-up, and caught a missed swing.

Afterwards, Kim Do-young also hit a straight hit to second base.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who was running the game with his unique ability to induce ground balls, allowed lead hitter Na Seong-beom to get on base due to a defensive error in the fourth inning.

Hanwha first baseman Chae Eun-seong missed a hard hit, and in the meantime, Na Seong-beom advanced to second base.

However, Ryu Hyun-jin did not waver.

He struck out Socrates, the opposing team's main hitter, on three pitches.

He got an out by throwing three balls that hit the outer border of the strike zone.

He threw three balls to Choi Hyeong-woo, putting him in an unfavorable ball count, but after making a full count with a cut fastball and a fastball, he induced another hit.

Ryu Hyun-jin was hit on the left thigh by a sharp ball while facing the follow-up batter, Kim Sun-bin.

However, he quickly caught the ball that flowed to the side and threw it to first base, catching the batter and runner, and finished the defense in the 4th inning.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who met the planned number of pitches after many twists and turns, including being hit by a batted ball twice, was replaced by Han Seung-ju ahead of the defense in the top of the fifth inning with a 9-1 lead.

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