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Dodgers News: Hyun-Jin Ryu named NL Pitcher of the Month

The most deserving pitcher gets his recognition.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 30: Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers gets a standing ovation after being relieved from the game in the eighth inning against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium on May 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Dodgers won 2-0. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

Hyun-Jin Ryu has been named Pitcher of the Month for May. This is the first time in his career that he has received the honor.

Ryu had an incredible month of May, where he went 5-0, with a 0.59 ERA, a 0.68 WHIP, 36 strikeouts and just three walks.

In case that statline alone was not enough to earn him the recognition, at one point during the month Ryu had 32 consecutive scoreless innings. He held his opposition to scoreless outings in 4 of his 6 starts, and in five of his six starts he pitched at least seven innings.


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Fans everywhere watched in anticipation on Mother’s Day when Ryu took a no-hitter into the eighth inning. He finished that game against the Washington Nationals with 8 innings, one hit, and 9 strikeouts.

Ryu is the first Dodger pitcher to receive the Pitcher of the Month recognition since Rich Hill earned it in July 2017.

On the season, Ryu has started 11 games and has a record of 8-1. He currently has a Major League best 1.48 ERA.

Written by Hillary Thompson

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  1. Pitcher of the month………what an insult………..this guy is pitcher of the year! All joking aside, he has been lights OUT!. Last night, in that blowout of the Diamondbacks, his defense easily cost him a complete game. The guy only allowed three hits and he only allowed three balls to be hit up in the air! Complete domination………..during this streak he is on the Dodgers have been on one of their own, in large part because of him. Nine in a row, knocking on the door of the Astros for the lead in MLB run differential, they now have the best record in all of baseball. Seven wins in a row in which they have outscored their opponents 41-15. The Dodgers starting pitching IS the reason and he leads the pack.

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