The Toronto Blue Jays already have been coping with a skinny rotation, to the purpose that Tuesday’s beginning pitcher is presently listed as “to be decided.” These points have worsened on Sunday when ace Hyun-Jin Ryu left the sport early with an damage. The Blue Jays introduced it was a minor right glute strain. They have not but mentioned in the event that they imagine he’ll miss time or not.
Ryu labored 3 2/3 scoreless innings, permitting solely three hits and a stroll whereas placing out 5. He threw 62 pitches. On condition that he wasn’t even remotely in hassle and his workload this season has been pitch counts within the 80s and 90s, the timing of the removing indicated an damage of some type. Happily, it sounds prefer it’s nothing severe.
Dropping your No. 1 pitcher is at all times dangerous, however the timing right here for the Jays is sort of a intestine punch even when this can be a short-term factor. Fellow starters Nate Pearson and Ross Stripling are on the 10-day injured record whereas Tanner Roark is on the household medical emergency record. If Ryu is compelled to hit the injured record, the Jays are left with two starters from their focused season-opening rotation: Robbie Ray and Steven Matz.
Pearson is working his manner again from a groin damage, however he is solely as much as two to 3 innings in intrasquad motion on the alternate website. Stripling (forearm) was not too long ago cleared to start out throwing off the mound. Roark was shifted to the bullpen earlier than taking his depart.
The Blue Jays have already used the “bullpen sport” possibility and might need to take action once more within the brief run.
Again-end rotation points have plagued the workforce right here within the early going. Previous to Sunday, Blue Jays starters had posted a 4.04 ERA vs. a 2.24 bullpen ERA. That is with Ryu (3.00 ERA earlier than Sunday), Matz (2.31) and Ray (2.81) posting good to nice numbers.