Ryu Hyun-jin scores his first QS in a comeback against top-hitting Texas, but ultimately loses the game
Korea Baseball Organization’s Torontonian Ryu Hyun-jin earned his first quality start of the season (QS – six or more innings pitched with three or fewer earned runs) against the hard-hitting Texas Rangers, but couldn’t get any help from his team’s offense and took the loss.
Ryu was removed from the game in the top of the seventh inning of a 3-0 deficit after allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits (one home run) with one walk and five strikeouts in six innings of work against Texas at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada today (Aug. 13).
Toronto struggled against veteran starter Max Scherzer, eventually losing 6-3, and Ryu suffered his third loss of the season (3-3).
Ryu’s season ERA rose from 2.65 to 2.93. This is the first time Ryu has achieved a QS since returning from injury, and the first time in 480 days since his six-inning no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds on May 21 last year.
Ryu returned to the big leagues last month after undergoing left elbow ligament reconstruction surgery (Tommy John surgery) in June of last year, and while he had pitched five innings or less in all seven of his previous outings, he went six innings for the first time today.
With the loss, Toronto lost the second American League wild-card spot to Texas. Postseason 온라인카지노 berths are awarded to the third wild card.