Ryu Rules Sunday Nights
Hyun-Jin Ryu once again dominated on a nationally televised game on Sunday night pitching seven shutout innings for the second Sunday in a row. The pitcher who no one was counting on in March has now thrown fifteen scoreless innings in a row and has thrown a monkey wrench into the Dodger future rotation.
Ever since Clayton Kershaw went down every single Dodger starter has stepped up their game except Brandon McCarthy who decided to sit this competition out.
The Dodgers have five legitimate starters with Yu, Hill, Wood, Kenta, and Ryu, with the ace on the DL, and Brandon McCarthy getting healthy as well.
Ryu is looking as good as the numbers say. This is as good as I’ve ever seen him, he’s looking just like if not better than the Ryu of 2013.
The Dodgers went out and acquired two LHP relief pitchers at the deadline for October. The best one might have been on the roster all along. As great as Ryu has looked he would have to continue to pitch at this same level to knock off Hill or Wood from the postseason rotation, but he could be the ace in the hole for the bullpen.
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They are incredible. Never seen any thing like this. Ever. Steamrolling.
I keep waiting for the inevitable team slump to hit for a few weeks, a malady every team has to deal with over 162 game season. It hasn’t happened yet, it may never happen.