Hyun-Jin Ryu hasn’t been doing so hot lately. He has a 9.95 ERA over his last four games, which isn’t quite the Cy Young level he is used to performing at this season.
Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts felt this and decided to skip one of his starts, which would have come in Baltimore.
Dave Roberts said Ryu has convinced him that the last few rocky starts are more about mechanics than fatigue. #Dodgers— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) September 11, 2019
Now that Ryu is rested, he can concentrate on today’s matchup — the Mets. He has found a lot of success against the Mets in his career, boasting a 1.38 ERA in seven games. Ryu has a 4-1 record in these games, with the only loss coming in 2018.
Earlier this season, the Korean Monster tossed a gem against the Mets. He pithed 7 2⁄3 scoreless innings, holding them to four hits and one walk. He exited the game after 106 pitches and earned a win for his performance.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, opposing pitcher Jacob deGrom doesn’t do particularly well against the Dodgers. deGrom has started in nine games against LA and has never earned a win. His 3.23 ERA is decent against the Dodgers, but he always seems to start in games where either the bullpen blows it up, or the Mets bats don’t support him.
In his start against the boys in blue this season, he went five innings and allowed two earned runs from seven hits and one walk. He did allow a home run in this game to none other than Cody Bellinger.
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Rich Hill said he is determined to throw again this season. He has an MCL sprain, but he has found a way to pitch without experiencing any knee pain.
Rich Hill threw on flat ground today with a knee brace and found an adjustment with his foot placement doesn’t provoke pain in his knee. He’s determined to pitch again this season. He plans on throwing again tomorrow.— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) September 14, 2019
Dave Roberts said Hill will still undergo an MRI exam this Monday and the team will comply with the results.