Ryu (3-0) struck out eight and allowed two hits while walking three batters across seven innings to record the win Saturday against the Nationals. Ryu has been strong to begin the season and this start marks the third consecutive time he has pitched at least six innings struck out at least eight. His K:BB is up by over eight percent from last season, a good indication that he is pitching at a much higher level and that his results have been earned to this point. His next start will likely come Friday against the Giants.
Ryu (2-0) struck out nine over six innings and held the Padres to two runs on just three hits to pick up the win Monday night. Since failing to complete four innings against the Diamondbacks his first time out, Ryu has been sharp, notching 17 strikeouts and allowing just four hits and two runs over 12 innings. We haven't seen this Ryu consistently since 2014, and if the Dodgers are going to get over this slow start, a consistently solid Ryu will be key.
Ryu (1-0) got his first win of the season Tuesday, shutting out Oakland over six strong innings, striking out eight, walking one and yielding just one hit in a 4-0 victory for the Dodgers. It was a great bounce-back effort from the left-hander after he lasted just 3.2 innings and gave up three runs in his first start of the year against the Diamondbacks. Ryu posted a 1.37 WHIP in his 126.2 innings last year, so it wouldn't be advised to expect him to be this dominant every start. That said, if he can manage to get that number back down towards the 1.20 mark he averaged in 2013-14 and hover around the 3.44 ERA he's posted for his career, Ryu could work his way back into the discussion as a viable option to help fill out a 12-team mixed-league staff.
Ryu will now make his next start on Tuesday against the Athletics, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. Ryu was originally slated to start Tuesday's game, with Alex Wood (illness) drawing the Wednesday start. Those plans changed Sunday when Wood was unable to throw his scheduled bullpen session due to his bout with food poisoning. Ryu's start will be moved up a day with Wood now taking the mound Wednesday.
Ryu will make his next start Wednesday at Oakland, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Ryu's next scheduled start was uncertain with the Dodgers' plethora of days off this month, including Friday's postponement. The 31-year-old's only start of the season came April 2, so he should be well-rested for Wednesday's matchup with the A's.