The day after Brandon McCarthy came out and shut down the Texas Rangers, Hyun-Jin Ryu gave Dodger fans his own welcome back party against the Los Angeles Angels.
All eyes were going to be on Ryu as he took the mound against the Angels, where according to Eric Stephen of True Blue LA, he was scheduled to pitch just two innings.
Ryu expected to go 2 innings today
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) March 11, 2017
Ryu excelled in his two innings. He allowed just one hit, struck out two and walked none.
Multiple reports had Ryu sitting around 86-88, topping out at 91 mph. That’s similar, if not a slight tick above, his velocity at the start of spring training.
Scout had #Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu's fastball at 86-88 mph, touching 91.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) March 11, 2017
Scout had Hyun-Jin Ryu's FB sitting 88-91 during two scoreless IP. Encouraging sign, though his ability to hold velocity remains unknown.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) March 11, 2017
Lost in what looks to have been a successful day for Ryu and his left arm, was a fantastic play that he made on a comebacker.
— MLB (@MLB) March 11, 2017
There is a lot to be excited about with Ryu leaving his successful start without injury, as he could be a vital part of either the starting rotation or bullpen for the team in 2017.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 11, 2017