Visiting Toronto after 4 years of SD, Ha-seong Kim after 1 year of rehabilitation at RYU?

The biggest feature of the regular season schedule announced by Major League Baseball on the 1st (hereafter Korean time) is that all teams face each other for the first time in history. In other words, the interleague is expanding.

Until last year, the interleague per team was 20 games. 46 matches will be played this season. In the past, three districts from different leagues were alternated each year, but this year, they all faced each other at least once. It is expected that the reaction of the fans will be hot as you can see matches that are rarely seen in the regular season.

For example, the New York Yankees will have a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 3-5 this year, and the Yankees will visit Dodger Stadium for the first time in four years since August 2019.

The confrontation between Korean major leaguers is also expected. There is a high possibility that San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong, Pittsburgh Pirates Choi Ji-man, and Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin will face each other this season.

In particular, Ryu Hyun-jin and Kim Ha-seong, who have never met in the KBO League, are attracting attention as the possibility of a confrontation in a major league stadium arises.

This season, Toronto and San Diego will play three games in a row at Toronto’s home, the Rogers Center, on July 19-21. San Diego will visit Toronto for the first time in four years since May 25-27, 2019. At that time, San Diego won the winning series with 2 wins and 1 loss. This was the season before Kim Ha-seong entered the major leagues and Ryu Hyun-jin belonged to the Dodgers.

This July is the point of return that Ryu Hyun-jin, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, is aiming for. Ryu Hyun-jin said in her departure interview at the end of December last year that she said, “If her rehabilitation goes smoothly, she will be able to return in July.”

This means that we can come back in time for the second half. Toronto will finish the first half of this season with a game against the Detroit Tigers on July 10th. After the All-Star break, they will enter the second half, starting with three home games against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 15-17. The next schedule is the 3rd home game against San Diego.

Ryu Hyun-jin will join from the first rotation in the second half. Toronto’s season opening rotation is virtually confirmed. Alec Manoa, Kevin Gaussman, Chris Bassitt, and Jose Berrios are the 1st to 4th picks, and the 5th pick is Yusei Kikuchi or Mitch White.

There is a variable in the All-Star Game to be held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle on July 12, but it is highly likely that Manoa or Gaussman will be the first starter in the second half. Considering the four-day All-Star break, the rest of the pitchers are expected to be able to take a break of more than four days and make their first appearances in the second half. If that happens, Ryu Hyun-jin’s comeback will have no choice but to be tailored to the San Diego game, not the Arizona game. 토토사이트

Of course, Ryu Hyun-jin has to secure a starting spot for himself, but if he finishes his minor league rehabilitation smoothly, he is highly likely to be appointed as an alternative to the unstable 5th starting position. The 5th selection is a position that local media consider Toronto’s greatest weakness.

With the recruitment of Xander Bogarts, Kim Ha-seong moved his position to second base. He has no reason to be out of the starting lineup. In the case of Kim Ha-seong, there is a trade variable, but we have no choice but to watch as it can happen at any time.

The San Diego-Toronto game is Toronto’s highlight match of the season selected by On the 2nd, selected the most interesting series for each club this season, and in the case of Toronto, three consecutive games against San Diego at the Rogers Center were pointed out. said, ‘It’s a match that feels like a World Series head-to-head. how much fun It’s the first time the Padres are visiting Toronto since 2019. Both teams are completely different teams from back then,’ he explained.

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