Hyun Jin Ryu gets lit up as the Blue Jays’ playoff run comes to an end

That’s the end of that. After a tight Game 1, the Blue Jays got blown away in Game 2 and now their season is over.

Things worth mentioning…
The Blue Jays built their playoff pitching strategy around Hyun Jin Ryu getting a start with an extra day of rest. The goal, of course, was that he would be at his best after the extra day off. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. Without a strong start from Ryu, the Jays fell apart. Ryu allowed four hits in the first inning but managed to work around some damage due in part to a great throw from Lourdes Gurriel in the outfield to nab Mike Brosseau stretching a single into a double. In the second, the wheels fell off. Kevin Kiermaier singled and Mike Zunino, the Rays’ ninth hitter, clubbed a two-run bomb. Later on, with two outs, Ryu got Manuel Margot to ground into what should have been an inning-ending out at first, but Bo Bichette fumbled the ball, allowing the inning to continue. Next up, a Hunter Renfroe grand slam. That was the end of the line for Ryu.

Hyun Jin Ryu was fine from a health standpoint despite diminished velocity …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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