Ryu (5-3) fired seven scoreless innings while giving up four hits and striking out five in a victory over the Rockies on Monday. Monday's start didn't come at Coors Field, but Ryu's ace-like performance was still eye-opening against a powerful Rockies lineup. The southpaw tied a season high with 15 swinging strikes. Ryu missed a large chunk of time with a groin injury but the results when on the field have been better than ever (2.18 ERA, 3.06 FIP, 1.04 WHIP and 6.0 K/BB ratio over 70.1 innings). He will look to finish the regular season strong with soft matchups against the Padres (Sunday) and Giants (next Saturday).
Ryu (4-3) was handed the loss in Tuesday's game against the Reds, allowing three runs on eight hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out six. Ryu gave up solo home runs to Brandon Dixon and Scott Schebler, but the Dodgers offense remained quiet throughout the game and thus Ryu was saddled with the loss. The 31-year-old has allowed 15 runs (10 earned) over 33.2 innings (2.71 ERA) since coming off the disabled list in mid-August, and is next set to take the mound Monday against the Rockies.
Ryu didn't factor into the decision against the Diamondbacks on Friday, giving up two earned runs on four hits over seven innings. He struck out five and walked none in the Dodgers' 3-2 victory. It was a solid outing for the left-hander, but he wasn't able to pick up his fifth win of the season as Arizona starter Zack Greinke also pitched well. Ryu is still putting up great numbers over 52.1 innings this season, as he has a 2.24 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP and his holding opponents to a .198 batting average.
Ryu will toe the rubber versus Arizona on Friday after the Dodgers elected to move Clayton Kershaw back an extra day, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Kershaw will now take the mound Saturday and lines up to face Colorado next week. Instead of facing the Rockies himself, Ryu will now take on the Mets next Wednesday following this upcoming start against the Diamondbacks. Across nine starts this year, Ryu has logged a 2.18 ERA and 1.01 WHIP with a 54:12 K:BB in 45.1 innings.
Ryu (4-1) allowed two earned runs on 11 hits and a walk while striking out eight across 5.2 innings to earn the win Sunday against the Padres. Despite surrendering 11 hits, Ryu managed to limit the damage by allowing only two-extra base hits. He generated an impressive 15 swinging strikes on only 86 total pitches, recording nearly half of his outs via strikeout. This was an uncharacteristic start for Ryu as he had not allowed more than five baserunners in his six starts since April 2. He'll have to be sharper to get good results in his next start, which will come Saturday against Arizona.