Hyun-jin Ryu (Toronto Blue Jays) is starting Game 3 of the World Series. The Japanese outfielder will be joined by his former Los Angeles Dodgers teammates.
Hyun-jin Ryu will start the Toronto Blue Jays’ 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Boston Red Sox at 2:37 p.m. ET on April 18 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It will be the third of four starts for Ryu, who is 3-3 with a 2.93 ERA in eight games this season.
After going 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA in five August starts, Ryu is 2-2 with a 3.94 ERA in three September starts. Still, he did reach some significant milestones, including his first quality start since returning from the disabled list on Sept. 13 against the Texas Rangers.
It’s time to move to four wins on the season and 79 for his career. If Ryu catches Boston today, he will pass Masahiro Tanaka (Rakuten Eagles) and join Hideki Kuroda (retired) on the list. Tanaka returned to Nippon Professional Baseball for the 2021 season with 78 wins remaining. Kuroda went 79-79 with a 3.45 ERA for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees from 2008 to 2014. In Japan, he won 124 games with the Hiroshima Toyokapp. He has 203 career wins in Japan and the United States.
If Ryu wins tonight, he’ll move into a tie for fourth place on the Asian major league wins list and begin to make serious inroads on Darvish Yu (103). Realistically, catching Darvish won’t be easy, but it’s a good-natured battle for the top two active Asian major league pitchers.
Boston is 74 games out of the postseason, in last place in the American League East, but its offense is still formidable. Their team batting average of .262 is second in the American League and their team OPS of .762 is tied for fourth in the American League. 온라인바카라
The biggest threat at the top of the Boston lineup is third baseman Rafael Devers. In 141 games this season, Devers is batting .274 with 32 home runs, 97 RBIs, and an OPS of .862. Devers also had a sharp September, hitting a home run in 17 games.
Former LA Dodgers teammates Justin Turner and Alex Verdugo also stand out. Turner is batting .284 with 23 homers, 94 RBIs and an OPS of .830 in 135 games, while Verdugo is batting .269 with 13 homers, 54 RBIs and an OPS of .763 in 131 games. Watch out for Masataka Yoshida, who just signed a five-year, $90 million contract. In 129 games, he’s batting .286 with 15 homers, 68 RBIs, and an OPS of .785.