The Ryu the Dodgers knew from last season? He was back in fine form Friday, stifling the
Ryu lasted only two innings in his previous start against the Giants, but Friday he simply cruised past the struggling Diamondbacks.
Ryu was in absolute control, holding Arizona scoreless on two hits in his seven innings. This after throwing five scoreless against the Diamondbacks in the season opener in Australia. He has not allowed a run in his last 19 overall innings against Arizona.
He looked absolutely nothing like the pitcher who gave up eight runs on as many hits in the two innings of his last start. Those are the only runs he has allowed in four starts this season.
Ryu went from the worst outing of his career, to possibly his finest, in back-to-back games.
Gonzalez gave Ryu a quick cushion, following a
Gonzalez came into the game batting only .189 and with four RBIs in his first 10 games. He ended up driving in more runs Friday than in his 10 other games combined.
Following a single by
The Diamondbacks' pitching staff has struggled throughout the season. Their starters entered the game with a 6.57 earned-run average. So despite giving up the four early runs, Arizona Manager
But McCarthy could never get an out in the seventh. Back-to-back doubles by
That finally ended it for McCarthy, who fell to 0-2 yet actually lowered his ERA to 7.78.