Will Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin (36) and LA Angels Shohei Otani (29) face off as starters.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned from 메이저놀이터 Tommy John surgery and is taking the mound for rehabilitation, started the game against the Triple-A Syracuse Mets (under the New York Mets) at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, New York, on the 22nd (Korea Standard Time) and recorded three hits (two home runs), one walk, five strikeouts, and two runs.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who pitched 85 pitches and recorded the most pitches in rehabilitation, kept the mound until six innings and successfully completed the final task needed to return to the big leagues. Ryu Hyun-jin is likely to return to the Major League in his next appearance. His rehabilitation performance was good with two wins and a 2.00 ERA in four games (18 innings).
Ryu Hyun-jin, who is about to return to the Major League, is likely to return to the big league mound as early as the next start. If he takes the mound after a four-day break, he will take the mound in the Dodgers away game on the 27th, but if he takes more than five days off considering that he is returning from injury, he will be able to take the mound from the Angels home game on the 29th.
Coincidentally, Otani is also likely to take the mound in the game on the 29th. Otani, who started against Pittsburgh on the same day, is going around the starting rotation every six to seven days this season. The Angels are not in a situation where they can afford the starting lineup, but if they give Ohtani, who has bad nails, enough rest, he may take the mound as a starting pitcher on the 29th.
Even if Ohtani does not take the mound as a starting pitcher, Ryu Hyun-jin and Ohtani are very likely to face off. Otani, who plays as a batter in every game, is expected to play as a batter in the match against Toronto unless there is a special reason such as injury.
Ryu Hyun-jin didn’t face Otani very much. The only showdown record was against Otani on May 27 last year. At that time, Ryu Hyun-jin won six hits, one walk, one strikeout, and two runs in five innings, winning six hits (two home runs), one walk, 10 strikeouts, and five runs in six innings. Ohtani, a batter, also blocked well with no hits, one walk, and one RBI in two at-bats.