Dodgers pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu made the shortest start of his career Friday night, getting pulled after just one inning against the Giants. The left-hander left with shoulder irritation, per the team, as Vin Scully announced on the television broadcast.
Ryu has spent two trips on the disabled list this season, missing three weeks in April and May with left shoulder inflammation.
Manager Don Mattingly said after the game Ryu would be examined on Saturday by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who is in the area.
"I felt it during the warmup session before the game. It's something I've felt before," Ryu said after the game through translator Martin Kim, as shown on SportsNey LA. "During the top of the first it got really uncomfortable. I wasn't able to make the pitches I needed to, and the results showed."
Ryu said what he's feeling in his shoulder is similar to what put him on DL earlier this year #Dodgers— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) September 13, 2014
Ryusaid he has some pain and stiffness.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) September 13, 2014
Ryu allowed four runs on five hits, including three doubles, and a walk with one strikeout, needing 27 pitches to get through the opening frame. Per MLB Gameday, Ryu threw 18 fastballs, averaging 88.7 mph, below his 90.9 mph average.
He was averaging 88.3 mph, topping out four times at 90, before a mound visit from Rick Honeycutt, followed by three pitches to pitcher Madison Bumgarner at 92, 90 and 90 mph to end the inning.
The Dodgers used Chris Perez in relief of Ryu to start the second inning, then turned to long-man Carlos Frias to open the third.
It was the second time this season Ryu was knocked out early by the Giants. On April 4 in Los Angeles, the Dodgers' home opener, Ryu allowed eight runs on eight hits and three walks while recording only six outs.
Mattingly told reporters after the game that if Ryu is unable to start on Wednesday in Colorado, Frias would get the start.