Ryu Hyun-jin, 36, of the Toronto Blue Jays, won his third straight start.
Ryu started the Blue Jays’ 2023 MLB Major League Baseball home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Sunday (July 27) and allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits over five innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out five.
A series of errors by the Toronto infield in the top of the sixth inning prevented him from earning a quality start (QS-6+ innings, no more than three earned runs), but his solid pitching helped lead his team to an 8-3 victory.
Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak, and Ryu extended his winning streak to three.
Ryu, who underwent left elbow ligament splicing surgery on June 19 last year, made his big league debut on June 2 against the Baltimore Orioles (five innings, nine hits, four runs) and has now won three of his five starts this year.
In his 180th major league appearance (179th start), Ryu earned his 78th win (46 losses).
Ryu has won three straight games, including a no-decision against the Chicago Cubs on April 14 (5 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs) and a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds on April 21 (5 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs).
Despite giving up two solo home runs, Ryu was effective on the day, mixing his curveball and changeup.
Of his 70 pitches, 49 were strikes.안전놀이터
His fastball (29) topped out at 146 miles per hour, but he mixed in a curveball (13) that dropped to 104 miles per hour and a sharp changeup (19) to cook the Cleveland hitters. He threw nine cutters.
Ryu’s season ERA was slightly worse, from 1.89 to 2.25, but it’s still a quality performance.