Of the 10 slowest strikeout balls in MLB this year, 7 were Ryu Hyun-jin

‘Blue Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto) started against Texas in a Major League Baseball (MLB) home game on the 13th and struck out 5 in 6 innings.안전놀이터

The highlight was the striking out of Nathaniel Law (28) in the top of the 4th inning when the score was 0-2.

With a ball count of 0 balls and 2 strikes, Ryu Hyun-jin threw a curveball clocked at 62.6 miles per hour (approximately 100.7 km) according to Statcast, immobilizing Law.

Ryu Hyun-jin strikes out with a 63 mph curveball. MLB.tv screen capture
62.6 miles per hour is the slowest pitcher to strike out in MLB this year.

The previous record was also a curveball that Hyun-jin Ryu threw at 64.6 miles per hour (about 104.0 km) when he struck out Andres Jimenez (25, Cleveland) on a missed swing in a home game on the 26th of last month.

Hyun-Jin Ryu threw 7 of the 10 slowest pitches used for strikeouts in MLB this year.

McMahon gets hit by both slow pitchers.
This 64.6 mph curveball that hit Jimenez’s bat is also the slowest ball that has caused a swing and miss by a pitcher in MLB this year, regardless of the ball count.

Among ‘looking strikes’, the 62.4 mile per hour ball that Ryu Hyun-jin threw against Hunter Goodman (25) in the bottom of the 4th inning during a visit to Colorado on the 27th of last month is the lowest recorded by a pitcher, 0.2 miles slower than the curveball he threw today.

So, Ryu Hyun-jin is using the ‘slow Hadoken’, which he used to use the ‘← + s + d’ combination on the old computer, in the real world.

Fan art combining the ‘Street Fighter’ character ‘Ryu’ and Ryu Hyun-jin, who played for the LA Dodgers. Internet community capture
However, among the ‘fielders’ on the mound this year, including Luke Reilly (29, Tampa Bay), who appeared in the bottom of the 9th inning when the team was ahead 14-3 over the White Sox in a game visiting Chicago on April 28, there are 6 cases of striking out with slower pitches. There is something.

Reilly ranked first in this category when it came to strikeouts on balls traveling 50 miles per hour (approximately 80.5 km/h).

Cody Clemons (27), whose father Roger Clemons (61) was a fastball pitcher when he was active, also recorded a strikeout at 56.7 miles per hour (about 91.2 km) in a game on May 2.

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