Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was moved by Ryu. I thanked him for his willingness to take the bull pen and gave him praise.
Roberts was asked about Ryu in an official interview ahead of Game 4 of the 2019 MLB postseason National League Division Series (NLDS) at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. on Tuesday (Korea time). It was a question of Ryu's chances of waiting for the bullpen if he goes to Game 5.
Ryu started Game 3 on the previous day (July 7) and became the winning pitcher due to five innings, four hits, two walks, three strikeouts, and two runs scored. There were only 74 pitches, and Ryu expressed his willingness to wait for the bullpen, saying in an interview after the game that he would naturally prepare for the mound in Game 5 if the team needed it.
The success Ryu has managed the idea of secondhand Roberts, who very grateful for. "I didn't know Ryu had that idea," Roberts said. 악녀알바 That's good to hear," he said, praising his open-mindedness to do everything that helps the team win If necessary, we will have a dialogue on the back of the bullpen," he said.
Then Roberts said, Ryu returned to our team on a one-year contract. It's a show of how much you want to win at the Dodgers," he said. Ryu didn't go to the FA market after the end of last season and remained on the team, accepting the Dodgers' $17.9 million one-year quality offer. Ryu has been with the Dodgers for seven years since his big league debut in 2013. Only Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Janson have stayed with the Dodgers longer than that.
"I think Ryu threw 72-73 pitches the night before (the third game) and I think he pitched very well," Roberts said. "If Ryu can play the bullpen in Game 5, it will be a rare luxury for our team." Ryu Hyun-jin's bullpen in Game 5 became a reality as the Dodgers lost the game 1-6 due to Max Schuester's good pitching in Game 4.
In an interview after the game, Roberts said, Ryu Hyun-jin is definitely available for redemption. Kershaw, Janson, Joe Kelly and Adam Colleges are in the bullpen, but Ryu is definitely available. We'll see what's going to happen," he said. All pitchers will be mobilized in the cliff-edge match, which is a loss.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who met at the club house after Game 4, also reaffirmed his commitment to the bullpen. He said, "I'll do it if the team drops the instruction. (Survival board) It's what we do," he said in a short but clear tone. Attention is focusing on whether Ryu's commitment to winning the World Series will save the team from the brink of Game 5.