More bad news for Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) as he tries to win his fourth straight game.
The Blue Jays announced on Tuesday that starting shortstop Bo Bissett has been placed on the 10-day disabled list (IL) with a right thigh quadriceps injury. Bissett left the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Aug. 28 after feeling pain in his thigh while making a play at first base.
Toronto is without starting third baseman Matt Chapman and now shortstop Bissett. Chapman was also removed from the game against Cleveland on Aug. 28 after feeling pain in his right middle and was later diagnosed with a sprain and placed on the IL on Aug. 29.
This is a major setback for Ryu, who is set to make his sixth start of the season. Bisset, who ranks second in the American League (AL) in batting average (.314) this season, leads the Toronto lineup with 18 home runs, 62 RBIs and an OPS of .832. Chapman, a three-time AL Gold Glove and two-time Platinum Glove winner, is an ironclad third baseman who anchors the hot corner.
Ryu will start for the Rockies on September 2 against Colorado if the rotation holds. With the departure of key infielders, the pressure is on for Hyun-jin Ryu, who will be traveling to Coors Field, Colorado’s home stadium, which is often referred to as the “graveyard of pitchers.
In six career starts at Coors Field, Ryu has struggled, going 1-4 with a 7.09 ERA. He has given up the most home runs at Coors Field (eight) and has the highest OPS (1.074) and OPS+ (0.667). However, his most recent start was on August 1, 2019 (with the Los Angeles Dodgers), when he pitched six innings of three-hit ball with one walk and one strikeout.먹튀검증
Since returning from elbow surgery about a year and two months ago, Ryu has cruised to a 3-1 record with a 2.25 ERA in five starts. With three straight wins in his last three starts, Ryu faces the challenge of trying to win four in a row while dealing with injuries to his starting infield and traveling to Coors Field.