LA Dodgers pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin is arguably the best pitcher in the National League right now, but he's been stuck on win number 9 for his past 4 starts.
However, he's looking to end the first half of the season on a winning note, this time against the San Diego Padres.
Coming off of his first poor start of the season against the Colorado Rockies,.. where he gave up seven runs on four-plus innings, he'll take on Dinelson Lamet, who's making his season debut, after being sidelined for 15 months.
The game started moments ago.
For Ryu, who's 9 and 2,.. with a league leading one.eight-three ERA (E-R-A), it'll be his final start before he makes history next Tuesday,. as the first South Korean pitcher to start an All-Star Game.