Dodgers News: Another Start, Another Hyun-Jin Ryu Record

Ryu is on a roll and Dodger fans are the beneficiaries.

MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 19: Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 19, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Dodgers ace Hyun-Jin Ryu has been one of the best, if not the best starting pitcher in baseball to start the 2019 season. With his latest scoreless start, Ryu added to his historic season.

Yes, his 1.35 ERA is the best in Dodgers history for any season of 12 starts or more. When a franchise features names like Koufax, Newcombe, Drysdale, and Kershaw, that’s an exceptional stat to add to your resume in a contract season.

Ryu is leading all of baseball in ERA, wins, K/BB, and BB/9. Moreover, he has gone 7+ innings in 8 of his 12 starts, which is good for second in the majors in average start length. h/t to Joe Davis for these numbers.

*Best pitcher in all of baseball.

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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