Today was not Hyun-jin Ryu’s day.
The right-hander allowed five runs on seven hits, three homers, three walks and two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Thursday.
He threw a season-high 89 pitches, but couldn’t avoid a season-high in home runs and runs allowed. His ERA rose to 3.31.
It was the first time he allowed more walks than strikeouts in a game since June 16, 2021, at home against the New York Yankees.
He struggled in the first inning. He gave up a leadoff homer to the first batter he faced, Yandy Diaz, then stranded two runners on base with a walk and gave up a three-run shot over the center field wall to Josh Lowe.
All the bad stuff came in the first inning, and he gave up four runs. It was a terrible start.
But I settled down in the second and third innings. I left runners on base, but I didn’t give up any hard-hit balls to limit the damage.
In the fourth, I gave up another run. Christian Betancourt hit a solo home run over the left field fence, but I was able to induce a series of ground balls to prevent further damage.스포츠토토
He was able to hang in there and make it to the fifth inning, but the fifth inning wasn’t easy.
After battling the first batter, Isaac Paredes, to an eight-pitch count, he gave up a walk and then a single to Lowe to put runners on first and second.
Manager John Schneider decided he couldn’t take it anymore, so he had catcher Tyler Heinemann bide his time and raised his right hand as he approached the mound. Trevor Richards took over on the mound.
With two runners on base, Richards gave up a wild pitch to load the bases, but induced back-to-back groundouts to prevent further damage.