Ryu Hyun-jin Wraps up Post-Season as Dodgers Exit Early

  • By Yang Ji-hea

    October 11, 2019 11:09

    The post-season came to an end for Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday as his team exited the National League Division Series.

    The Dodgers suffered a 7-3 loss to the Washington Nationals in the last game of the best-of-five series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

    The Dodgers, the seven-time defending West Division champions, began the NLDS seeded first after finishing the regular season with a club record of 106 wins.

    This led to high expectations that the Dodgers could win their first World Series title in 31 years, but these hopes were shattered as they failed to even reach the National League Championship Series.

    Ryu Hyun-jin (right) of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to a grand slam home run by the Washington Nationals in the dugout in the last game of the National Division League Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday. /Yonhap

    "Everyone [on the team] regrets that things didn't go the way we'd hoped," said Ryu, who last pitched in the third post-season game on Sunday, which the Dodgers won.

    Ryu had the best season of his MLB career this year, posting the league's lowest earned run average of 2.32. After seven years with the Dodgers, he will now hit the open market as a free agent. Along with the Dodgers, a number of teams including the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers are reportedly interested in signing him. 

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