Teoscar Hernandez’s dingers aren’t enough to overcome Hyun Jin Ryu’s struggles, Blue Jays split the series in Washington

That isn’t exactly the result you’d like to have heading into a four-day break. The Blue Jays got dropped by the Nationals 6-4 in the finale, resulting in a series split. Off to… uhh… the hotel, for a few more days? And then Atlanta? Maybe? I don’t know.

Things worth mentioning…

As the headline suggests, Hyun Jin Ryu didn’t have his best day today. He looked good in the first inning, especially on this absurd curveball that struck out Adam Eaton, but Ryu struggled as the game went along. He wasn’t able to locate his cutter or command the zone and his velocity was down from where you’d expect it to be. All told, he went four-and-one-third, allowing five earned runs on nine hits while striking out five.
Something seems to be up with Ryu. Could it be the short training camp before the season resulting in him not having a feel for his breaking pitches? Was it the heat today in Washington? Who knows. But the declined velocity is a tad worrying.

Ryu’s hardest pitches today vs. on opening day: pic.twitter.com/VZnUfhuVV4
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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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