“Get out of baseball!”…The infamous “public enemy” umpire strikes again…’Steel-minded’ Ryu Hyun-jin overcomes, Flexen crumbles

There may have been misjudgments 온라인바카라, but they were all fatal. The infamous ‘Public Enemy’ umpire in the major leagues shook up the starting pitchers of both teams. Still, Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto) overcame it, and the opposing starting pitcher, Chris Flexen (Colorado), who is familiar to KBO League fans, could not overcome and collapsed. 

Ryu Hyun-jin started the away game against the Colorado Rockies held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA on the 2nd (Korean time) and came off the mound after allowing 4 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 5 innings. He had a pitch count of 76. Although the victory requirement was overlooked due to the bullpen struggles, the batting lineup exploded late and the team won a resounding 13-9. It is no exaggeration to say that Ryu Hyun-jin laid the foundation for victory.

However, the process was not easy for him. Ryu Hyun-jin, who had been pitching perfect until the second inning, was shaken in the third inning. He threw a cutter to lead hitter Nolan Jones and allowed a hit to right. First hit. And he was hit by a two-run shot by Elihuris Montero. He had a favorable count of 1 ball, 2 strikes, but was hit on the 4th pitch with a 76.7 mph changeup that was driven into the middle course. 9th home run at Coors Field. He hit with an exit speed of 95.5 miles (153.7 km) and a distance of 374 feet (114 meters). 

After a home run, Brent Doyle took a breather by hitting a ground ball to third base. However, his control was shaky against Charlie Blackmon, allowing a walk, and he threw a four-seamer at 87.8 mph on the first pitch to Ajakaal Tovar, allowing a double to left field. We were in danger with one out and 2nd and 3rd bases. 

However, we used our crisis management skills to stop the game without conceding any additional goals. He threw an outside cutter against Elias Diaz, causing the pitcher to land a ground ball and get out. The advancement of runners was suppressed. Ryan McMahon, who met with 2 outs and 2nd and 3rd bases, threw a 67.1 mph curve with 2 balls and 2 strikes, striking out a missed swing and not allowing any additional runs. 

The problem is episode 4. Ryu Hyun-jin was shaken after receiving a ridiculous ball decision in the fourth inning of the day, and almost collapsed. Rogers, the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the fourth inning, also threw a cutter and got out with a grounder to first base after a six-pitch game. After one out, he threw a cutter against Goodman with one ball and two strikes and was hit by a heavy hit. 

There was a ridiculous decision in the match against Nolan Jones. An 88.8 mph four-seam thrown at a full count hit the strike zone of a high course. It was a clear strike even on game day.

However, referee Angel Hernández ruled it a ball. The referee was notorious for misjudgment, and it also disadvantaged Ryu Hyun-jin. In the end, a walk created a crisis with one out and runners on first and second base. Still, Ryu Hyun-jin found his composure. With one ball and one strike, he overcame the crisis by throwing a four-seamer 87.5 mph outside and cutting it out with a double play by the second baseman. Afterwards, Ryu Hyun-jin held on until the 5th inning to conclude the game.

Ryu Hyun-jin overcame the evil actions of referee Hernández. However, in the end, the control of the game that referee Hernández was trying to bring was taken from Flexen. Against Flexen, he made as absurd a mistake as Ryu Hyun-jin. In the top of the 6th inning when the score was tied 2-2, Flexen hit a right-handed hit by Brandon Belt with one out. Afterwards, he had a full count match with Danny Jansen. In fact, it was a match that did not need to go to a full count. In a 2-ball, 2-strike game, the cutter thrown outward on the 5th pitch landed in the strike zone. However, it was a ball that should have been considered a strike. However, referee Hernández ruled the ball a ball. Of course, it was unfair for Flexen. In the end, it reached a full count, and after throwing a 91 mph four-seamer, he was hit by a left-handed two-run gun.

From Ryu Hyun-jin’s point of view, it was a welcome two-run shot that gave him a victory requirement, but from Flexen’s point of view, it was the worst result due to a misjudgment. In the end, Flexen was not able to complete the 6th inning and was demoted. He collapsed with 7 hits (3 home runs), 1 walk, and 4 runs in 5⅔ innings. Flexen, who moved to Colorado after being released from the Seattle Mariners this year via the New York Mets, was in a situation where one game and one ball was disappointing, and he had to be frustrated with one decision from referee Hernández.

Referee Hernández’s past history is impressive. He was already notorious for coming. Although he is a veteran referee who made his debut in 1993, he has been embroiled in numerous controversies. In 2017, Ian Kinsler, a veteran infielder at the time, was ejected for protesting a ball decision and later said, “I have to leave the baseball world. Referee Hernández needs to reconsider his job. He’s changing the game, so he needs to find something else to do. “He must stop ruining baseball,” he said, criticizing sharply in an exaggerated tone.

There were many conflicts not only with Kinsler, but also with leaders and players in the major league field. The voices criticizing Hernández, both inside and outside of the baseball world, have not subsided. Even in the 2019 World Series, it became ‘notorious’ due to controversy over misjudgment. “This is the worst referee, it’s terrible,” said CC Sabathia on an ESPN broadcast following his retirement. Not eligible for the playoffs. “It’s amazing how you can referee such an important game,” he said, harshly criticizing Hernández.

It was fortunate that Ryu Hyun-jin won in Toronto, but it may have been unfair to Colorado. The difference is that Ryu Hyun-jin overcame the mistrial with an unwavering steel mentality, while Flexen was shaken.

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