Ryu hit in right knee by Gonzalez hard hit in 4th inning of Game 8 vs. Cleveland
Gonzalez fought through the pain to get the out and was replaced.
Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) appears to have avoided major injury after being hit near the knee by a pitch.
Ryu started the game against the Cleveland Guardians in the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series at Cleveland Progressive on Monday (Aug. 8).
However, he had to leave the mound after the fourth inning. It was an unfortunate injury.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, with the score tied 0-0, Ryu was hit in the right knee by a hard-hit ball from Oscar Gonzalez.
Despite the intense pain, Ryu caught the ball and calmly threw to first base for the out to end the inning.
At the same time, Ryu collapsed to the ground.
Ryu eventually returned to the dugout with Toronto manager John Schneider and was replaced by second pitcher Jay Jackson to start the fifth inning.
Fortunately, no major injury was sustained. “Hyun-jin Ryu has been removed from the game due to a right knee contusion,” Toronto announced on the club’s official Twitter account.
In his second start of the season, Ryu was pitching well before being pulled.
He didn’t allow a single base runner until the third inning. In the top of the fourth inning, he gave up a walk to Andres Jimenez, but a five-pitch fastball that was ruled a ball by the umpire on a 2-2 pitch was shown to be in the strike zone by MLB.com Gameday.
After putting runners on first and second, Ryu didn’t falter. He got Jose Ramirez to fly out to right field and then got Gonzalez to ground out after being hit by a pitch.
With four scoreless innings of one-hit ball and two strikeouts, 한국야동 Ryu lowered his season ERA to 4.00.