Ryu shakes off knee soreness, will start Thursday against Cubs

Left game on Aug. 8 in Cleveland after being hit in the knee by a hard hit ball
Career record against the Cubs: 4-1 with a 3.00 ERA in four starts.

Toronto Blue Jays RHP Hyun-jin Ryu, 36, who has been dealing with a knee contusion, will start against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday as scheduled.

Toronto announced its starting pitchers for a three-game home series against the Cubs (Dec. 12-14) on Wednesday. Jose Berrios, Chris Bassett, and Hyun-Jin Ryu will take the mound in order. 섯다 Hyun-jin Ryu will start against the Cubs at 2:37 a.m. on Thursday.

In his second start of the season, 14 months after undergoing left elbow ligament reconstruction surgery, Ryu threw a four-inning no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 8 before being removed after being hit by a hard-hit ball. With two outs in the fourth inning, Oscar Gonzalez’s 157-mile-per-hour fastball hit Ryu in the right knee.

The next day, Ryu was diagnosed with a knee contusion on X-rays. After a quick recovery, Ryu returned to the mound on April 14 against the Cubs in search of his first win of the season. In two games (one loss) since his return, 온라인섯다 Ryu has allowed four runs on nine hits (one home run) in nine innings with two walks and five strikeouts.

His career record against the Cubs is good. In four starts, Ryu has pitched 24 innings, going 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 25 strikeouts. In his most recent start, on June 17, 2019, he pitched seven innings of seven-hit ball with eight strikeouts and two runs (unearned).

Ryu’s opponent on the mound will be right-hander James Tyler. In 20 appearances this season, he has pitched 101 innings with a 7-6 record, 89 strikeouts, 고스톱 and a 5.17 ERA.

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