Ryu underwhelming against Cleveland
March, 7, 2013
By Keith Law | ESPN.com
Rick Scuteri/USA TODAY SportsRyu allowed two runs in three innings on Wednesday while striking out five.The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Korean lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu to a six-year, $36 million deal this offseason that indicated that they saw him as a potential mid-rotation starter, a reasonable assumption given his success as a starter in Korea's major baseball league, the KBO.
Ryu faced Cleveland on Wednesday at Goodyear Stadium and was disappointing, showing a below-average fastball, a bad body and a peculiar delivery that were all only salvaged by his above-average changeup and ability to throw four pitches for strikes.