Back from a sore neck,… the South Korean left-handed pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin picked up right where he left off.
Ryu strengthened his leading position in the race for his first 'Cy Young' Award with seven scoreless innings at Dodger Stadium as the LA Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks by 9 runs to 3 on Sunday.
Ryu held the Diamondbacks by throwing just over 90 pitches,… and getting four strike outs.
He was on the winning side for the 12th time this season, and lowered his 'Earned Run Average' from 1.53 to 1.45.
Ryu's ERA is beyond impressive. In fact, it is nearly a full run better than the next-best pitcher in terms of ERA,… Atlanta Braves' Mike Soroka, who ranks second with 2.32.
Nobody else in Major League Baseball has an ERA below 2 this year besides this Korean Monster,… and he is currently on track for the 5th lowest Earned Run Average in MLB history.
Ryu is now in the form of his career, easily outpacing his previous best of 1.74 ERA and 11 wins. And many experts say Ryu’s chances of becoming the first Asian athlete to win the Cy Young Award are looking very strong.
Won Jung-hwan, Arirang News.