After a grueling 14-month rehabilitation following left elbow surgery, “Korean Monster” Ryu Hyun-jin, 36, of the Toronto Blue Jays, struggled in his first Major League Baseball (MLB) start in 426 days.
Ryu started a home game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday (Feb. 2) and gave up four runs on nine hits, including one home run, in five innings.
After throwing 80 pitches, Ryu gave up a leadoff home run to Gunner Henderson in the top of the sixth inning and handed the baton to Trevor Richards with the score 3-4.
It was Ryu’s first start in 426 days, since he went on the disabled list after allowing three runs in four innings against the Chicago White Sox at Rogers Centre on June 2 last year.
Ryu, who joined the big league roster after going 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA in four minor league rehabilitation appearances, took the mound to a warm reception from the home fans who filled the stadium. 파워볼사이트