Ryu Hyun-jin’s Arirang curveball caught the attention of the US media: ‘Batter, completely baffled’

The scene in which Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) froze the batter with a slow curve of 100.7 kilometers per hour drew attention from local media.

Sports Illustrated, a U.S. sports media outlet, focused on Ryu Hyun-jin striking out Texas Nathaniel Lowe in the top of the fourth inning in a major league game between Toronto and Texas Rangers in Toronto, Canada, on the 13th (Korea Standard Time).스포츠토토

Ryu threw a slow curve of 100.7 kilometers per hour (62.6 miles based on the official website of the Major League) from 0 ball-2 strikes to a high course in the middle of the strike zone to strike out.

The media said, “Ryu Hyun-jin confused the Texas batter with a 63-mile Arirang ball.”

Lowe didn’t react to the slow ball falling into the strike zone even though he was being driven into the ball count fight.

Ryu Hyun-jin threw two fastballs in the early 140 kilometers per hour before the decisive ball game. The media said, “The expression that Lowe, completely embarrassed by Ryu Hyun-jin’s extreme change in speed, showed as he walked to the dugout, was worth seeing.”

Ryu Hyun-jin’s decisive ball, which looked like a batting ball or soft toss, soared high and then completely bent toward the top of the strike zone. Lowe froze as it was,’ he added.

Ryu Hyun-jin achieved his first quality start since returning from injury in the game. In six innings, he struck out five and scored three runs. Despite Ryu Hyun-jin’s fight, Toronto lost 3-6 to Texas. Ryu Hyun-jin suffered his third loss (3 wins) of the season.


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