Ryu Hyun-jin Throws Complete Shutout for Dodgers

  • By Lee Soon-heung

    May 09, 2019 11:59

    Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after pitching a nine-inning shutout to defeat the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. /USA Today-Yonhap

    Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers dominated the Atlanta Braves in a complete shutout victory at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, allowing four hits, no walk, and no run while striking out six over nine innings.

    It was his second career shutout in Major League Baseball after his rookie year 2013 against the Los Angeles Angels, when he allowed two hits while striking out seven in nine innings.

    Ryu now has four wins and one loss this season, with an ERA of 2.03.

    Although Ryu's fastest pitch of the day was 92.8 mph, which is lower than the 93.2 mph MLB average for fastballs, he was masterful in his control and selection of pitch. He only needed 93 pitches to get 27 outs.

    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, "Hyun-Jin was definitely efficient. Even in the ninth inning he reached back for 92 (mph)."

    "A shutout win is the best thing that can happen to a starting pitcher," Ryu said. "Today happens to be my mom's birthday, and I was able to provide a good gift for her, so I'm happy."

    It was Parents' Day in Korea, and Ryu's parents were in the stadium watching their son along with his wife and friends. 

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