Even 35-year-old Japanese 329 million won right-hander couldn’t stop Akuna… Ryu ‘slow, slow, slow’ in pursuit of Ryu Hyun-jin

He’s actually a pitcher chasing Hyun-jin Ryu (Toronto Blue Jays), but at a very slow pace.

Genta Maeda (35, Minnesota Twins) started against the Atlanta Braves on Monday (Sept. 29) at Truiste Park in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. He allowed two runs on five hits and four walks with two strikeouts in five innings to improve to 5-1 on the season. He threw 82 pitches.

Maeda returned from a two-month layoff with a right arm triceps injury after an April 27 start against the New York Yankees and earned the win against the Detroit Tigers on April 24. He threw five innings of three-hit ball, striking out eight and walking two, earning his first win since Aug. 15, 2021, against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tommy John surgery wiped out his entire 2022 season, and this is the final year of his eight-year, $25 million max contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, also known as the “slave contract. It meant a lot to Maeda because he won his first 60 games in about two years.

Top 10 Asian major leaguers with the most career wins
Park Chan-ho/Korea/124 wins, 98 losses, 4.36 ERA/1993 innings pitched
Hideo Nomo/Japan/123 wins, 109 losses, 4.24 ERA/1976⅓ innings
Darvish Yu/Japan/100 wins, 81 losses, 3.57 ERA/1568 innings (active)
Hideki Kuroda/Japan/79 wins, 79 losses, 3.45 ERA, 1319 innings pitched
Masahiro Tanaka/Japan/78-46-3, 3.74 ERA in 1054⅓ innings (active, Japan)
류현진/한국/75승45패/평균자책점 3.27/1003⅓이닝(현역)
왕젠밍/대만/68승34패/평균자책점 4.36/845⅔이닝
Hisashi Iwakuma/Japan/63-39-3, 3.42 ERA/883⅔ innings pitched
Genta Maeda/Japan/60 wins, 46 losses, 3.95 ERA, 788 innings (active)
천웨인/대만/59승51패/평균자책점 4.18/1064⅔이닝

Maeda passed Chen Hsien-hsien at the time to take sole possession of ninth place on the all-time Asian major league wins list. He is 15 wins behind Ryu Hyun-jin, who has 75. With Ryu returning from Tommy John surgery and rehabilitation in the second half of the year, Maeda has a golden opportunity to close the gap.카지노사이트

As usual, baseball doesn’t work out the way you want it to. Maeda left the mound after five innings and 82 pitches. Apparently, he was managed by the bench because it was his second game back. He didn’t pitch badly, but he didn’t get any support from the Minnesota offense and took the loss. Maeda’s chase for Ryu is slowing down.

Maeda eventually fell victim to the reigning National League MVP, Ronald Acuna Jr. of Atlanta. After leading off the bottom of the first inning, he gave up a walk as his slider kept leaving the strike zone well out of the zone. Ozzie Albies stole second and was hit by a pitch. A 91-mph high fastball to Matt Olson sailed just wide of the plate for a leadoff double.

Maeda got out of the second inning with a strikeout, but with one out in the third, he dropped a splitter low to Akuna for a single. He then gave up a sacrifice fly to center field to Albies. No outs in the fifth.

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