Ryu To Throw Simulated Game Wednesday


Dodger’s left handed starter Hyun-jin Ryu is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Wednesday in an attempt to be ready to start game 3 of the NLDS against the Cardinals, as he tries to recover from left shoulder inflammation. We all pray that he will be ok to start in game 3. Otherwise the Dodgers may be forced to use Dan Haren. Haren has pitched well down the stretch, and I guess anyone is better than Roberto Hernandez.

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Ryu will throw a 45-pitch simulated game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday in hopes that he will be able to start in game 3 for the Dodgers on Monday at St. Louis. Ryu has been unable to pitch since he was removed from his September 12 start after one inning because of left shoulder inflammation. The injury is something Ryu has dealt with before. The Korean left hander was disabled for the same soreness from April 28 through May 21 earlier this season.

Ryu was also disabled in August because of a strained glute muscle. Ryu will throw three innings on Wednesday with 15 pitchers per inning. Ryu was 14-7 with s 3.38 ERA in 2014. If he’s healthy the Dodgers will be able slot him behind Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. Although, the Dodgers have not announced their rotation beyond Kershaw, who will start game 1.