Posted May. 11, 2017 07:32,
Updated May. 11, 2017 07:35
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin, who has been on the disabled list due to hip injury after garnering his first win of this season, will take the mound again. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Wednesday that Ryu will start in the first of four consecutive away games against the Colorado Rockies on Friday.
Friday is the first day after Ryu will be dropped from a 10-day disabled list. The Los Angeles Dodgers has grudgingly decided Ryu’s starting after giving serious thought. Dodgers pitchers Rich Hill and Brandon McCarthy are on the disabled list due to finger blister and shoulder injury, respectively. Ryu is the only pitcher that can serve as a starter in the Dodgers unless the team chooses to bring in a pitcher from the Minor League.
As Ryu is set to return to the mound on Friday, the Dodgers will enable its ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw to take rest for one more day after throwing 118 pitches during seven and one third of innings in the game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday last week.
Meanwhile, Ryu will be taking the mound at the Coors Field for the second time after his return to the Major League in this year’s regular season. Ryu At the Coors Field on April 8, he gave six hits and two runs and lost the game during four and two thirds of innings.
Ryu has taken the mound five times in this season, and has had one win, four losses, and an ERA of 4.05. During 26 and two thirds of innings, he posted a strikeout rate of 25.9 percent with 29 strikeouts, but gave six homers.