Toronto manager Schneider picks Kikuchi, not Hyun-Jin Ryu, for 30th game against Tampa Bay

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu’s start has been pushed back.

Toronto manager John Schneider told reporters before the 2023 World Series against the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada, on Monday (June 29) that Hyun-jin Ryu’s start could be rescheduled. According to the rotation, Ryu was scheduled to start against the Tampa Bay Rays on the 30th.

However, Ryu’s schedule has changed. “Yusei Kikuchi will start tomorrow (Oct. 30),” Keegan Matheson, the Toronto reporter for, the official website of Major League Baseball, wrote on social media. Ryu will start on the first of next month.

Toronto cut the magic number to clinch a postseason berth to two with a 6-0 win over the Yankees on April 29. The final three-game series of the regular season against Tampa Bay will determine if they make the postseason. Toronto chose Kikuchi over Ryu for the first game of the series.

Ryu struggled against Tampa Bay on April 24, throwing 89 pitches in 4 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits, three homers, three walks and two strikeouts. Since returning from Tommy John surgery on his elbow last year, Ryu has been able to get by with less velocity but pinpoint command. However, against Tampa Bay, his delivery faltered and he gave up three runs.

Ryu, who made his big league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013, is winless against Tampa Bay. In six career starts, he is 1-1 with a 3.72 ERA.바카라사이트

Kikuchi, on the other hand, is 4-1 with a 3.23 ERA in eight career starts against Tampa Bay. Kikuchi has pitched well in 31 games this season, going 10-6 with a 3.82 ERA.

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