Dodgers: Takeaways from a pitchers’ duel in the Big Apple
As previously discussed in Friday’s series preview, the Mets’ series was going to be a big playoff test for the rotation and especially Hyun-Jin Ryu. Ryu entered Saturday’s start with an ERA over six in the month of September. At least for one start, against a quality opponent, it appears Ryu has gotten back on track.
Ryu went toe-to-toe with fellow Cy Young contender Jacob deGrom for seven innings and neither pitcher blinked. Ryu allowed just two hits over seven innings while striking out six. Perhaps most importantly, Hyun-Jin did not walk a single batter. His signature control was back and the closest he came to allowing a run was on a long fly ball by Todd Frazier. The pitch was a changeup on the outside corner and in a good location.