It’s a four-way showdown.
Hyun-jin Ryu (36, Toronto Blue Jays) will try to win his fourth game of the season on Sunday at 4:37 p.m. ET at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. Oakland has been a major underdog in the American League this season. If Hyun-jin Ryu can continue to show the form he’s shown since returning, the A’s will be in good shape. Toronto is actually scheduled for a Game 5-6.
What’s more interesting is what’s next for Ryu. According to Toronto’s season schedule, and the order of their starts, Hyun-jin Ryu will start a home game against the Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 13 at 8:07 PM.
Interestingly, Max Scherzer (39) is the likely starter for Texas that day. Scherzer is scheduled to start against the Houston Astros on April 7 and Toronto on April 13. One and a half years into a three-year, $130 million contract, Scherzer came to Texas from the New York Mets and has lived up to his name.
In 25 games this season, Scherzer is 12-5 with a 3.55 ERA. He’s not the monster he once was, but he’s still a formidable pitcher when healthy. He’s 3-1 with a 2.21 ERA in six starts since being traded to Texas. Hyun-jin Ryu is also 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA in five starts since his return.
The matchup of two of Major League Baseball’s best veterans also draws attention to the odd situation Toronto and Texas find themselves in. After six days of play, Toronto is third in the American League wild card race with 77 wins and 62 losses, while Texas is fourth in the wild card race with 76 wins and 62 losses. If the postseason started tomorrow, Toronto could make it and Texas could not.
Toronto has been in third place for a while, but Texas’ recent momentum has pushed them down to fourth, but while Toronto has been racking up wins against Colorado and Oakland, Texas has stumbled with two straight losses. In the end, a four-game series in Toronto from April 12-15 could be the make-or-break game of the season. Ryu and Scherzer will spearhead that second battle.먹튀검증
Ryu is in the final season of a four-year, $80 million contract. His stock is rising ahead of free agency after a slow start to his comeback. Their combined price tag is $210 million. We are one week away from the big matchup that will draw the attention of the major leagues. If Ryu pitches well against Scherzer, Toronto will have something to smile about.