However, the Dodgers did have solid starting pitching for the first three games of their series and Hyun-Jin Ryu did the best with his six scoreless innings pitched on Thursday.
Along with the six scoreless innings, Ryu gave up three hits, three walks and struck out five.
Ryu came back from his poor start at Coors Field last week where he gave up seven runs. About the only unusual thing about Ryu’s start on Thursday was the three walks he issued, it was his first three walk outing since April 21, 2018.
Ryu ends his first half with the following numbers:
- His 1.73 ERA is the lowest in the majors
- His ten wins is tied for the NL’s top mark
- His 9.9 strikeout to walk ratio is the best in the majors
- No pitcher in Dodger franchise history has had a lower than 1 walk per nine innings pitched (qualified) season, Ryu is currently averaging 0.83 walks per nine innings
Ryu will be the National League’s starting pitcher on Tuesday at the 2019 All-Star Game in Cleveland.
Dave Roberts reaffirms his intentions to have Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for NL All-Star team. Ryu likely only to pitch first inning. #Dodgers— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) July 2, 2019
With three of the Dodger starting pitchers in Cleveland, the Dodgers have not announced their rotation yet for the series in Boston. With ten straight games to start the second half, the Dodgers won’t likely change things up too much and while it is unlikely you’ll see Ryu, Kershaw and Buehler all start in Boston, they certainly could do that.