He’s over the hump that came with his return, but he’s facing another tough opponent.
Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto)’s next opponent, the Chicago Cubs, came out hot on the first day of their three-game series with Toronto.
The Cubs won the opener 6-2 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,토스카지노 on Wednesday, with Ryu’s former Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Cody Bellinger going 2-for-4 with two RBIs, including a crucial two-run home run early on.
Toronto starter Jose Berrios was roughed up for six runs (four earned) on nine hits, including two home runs, in just 4.1 innings on the day.
Nico Horner opened the scoring in the top of the first with a solo home run to left-centre field. Ian Happ followed with a single to right and Bellinger hit a two-run homer to right-centre field to give the Cubs a 3-0 lead.
In the top of the fourth, Toronto made an error. First baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reached on a throwing error to load the bases. Jamie Candelario singled to right to put runners on first and third, then Seiya Suzuki doubled to left, and Mike Tuckman singled up the middle to make it 6-0.
Toronto got one run back in the bottom of the fourth on Alejandro Kirk’s RBI single with two outs and one run back in the eighth on Brandon Belt’s solo homer, but couldn’t recover from the early Cubs bats.
Toronto starter Jose Berrios reacts after giving up a run in the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. AP
Toronto dropped its first game of the day against the Cubs, following a loss to Cleveland the day before.
Hyun-jin Ryu starts the final game of a three-game series against the Cubs and the final day of what has been dubbed Ma’s 17-game road trip. He hasn’t pitched in a normal rotation since being knocked out of his start against Cleveland on 8 August by a pitch to the knee. Add to that the fact that he’ll be facing a Cubs batting lineup.
As expected, Bellinger is the key to the Cubs’ batting order. After winning the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 2019, Bellinger went into a long slump and has completely rebounded since joining the Cubs this year. In 85 games to date, he’s batting .329 with 18 home runs and 58 RBIs and an OPS of .938.
The Cubs scored a whopping 36 runs over the past two days in a two-game sweep of Cincinnati, winning 20-9 and 16-6, respectively. They are 7-3 in 10 games in August and have won six of those seven by five or more runs. The bats, which sank to a 1-2 record against the New York Mets from 8-10 August, scoring just eight runs in three days, came alive against Toronto on the same day after a day off.