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Baseball: Giants rough up Ryu, spoil Dodgers home opener

Yasiel Puig's late arrival for batting practice was just the first thing to go wrong for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. The Dodgers were pummeled 8-4 by the San Francisco Giants in their first home game of the 2014 season, the Giants striking for eight runs against the Dodgers' South Korean starter Ryu Hyun-Jin in the first two innings. Ryu was tagged for six earned runs on eight hits and walked three in his rough outing. Four relievers combined to pitch seven innings of no-hit ball, but the damage was done.

Ryu Hyun-jin gets no-decision despite 7 scoreless innings

SEOUL/SAN DIEGO, March 31 (Yonhap) -- Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers got a no-decision despite tossing seven shutout innings against the San Diego Padres on the road on Sunday. At Petco Park in San Diego, the South Korean left-hander overcame a shaky start and struck out seven batters while giving up just three hits and left the game with a 1-0 lead. He retired 16 batters in a row in one stretch, but the Dodgers' bullpen imploded in the eighth, as reliever Brian Wilson gave up a game-tying solo homer to pinch hitter Seth Smith, and then a two-run single to Chris Denorfia.

Ryu Hyun-jin gets no-decision despite 7 scoreless innings

SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers got a no-decision despite tossing seven shutout innings against the San Diego Padres on the road on Sunday. At Petco Park in San Diego, the South Korean left-hander overcame a shaky start and struck out seven batters while giving up just three hits and left the game with a 1-0 lead. He retired 16 batters in a row in one stretch, but the Dodgers' bullpen imploded in the eighth, as reliever Brian Wilson gave up a game-tying solo homer to pinch hitter Seth Smith, and then a two-run single to Chris Denorfia.

Ryu Hyun-jin throws 5 shutout innings to win season debut for Dodgers

SYDNEY/SEOUL, March 23 (Yonhap) -- Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers won his first start of the 2014 season against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia on Sunday, throwing five shutout innings in LA's 7-5 win in the second game of the Major League Baseball (MLB) opening series Down Under. Ryu stymied the Diamondbacks at Sydney Cricket Ground, yielding just two hits and one walk while striking out five batters. He also went 1-for-2 with a run scored at the plate. He threw 87 pitches, 55 of them for strikes.

Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin determined to avoid sophomore slump

By Yoo Jee-ho INCHEON, Jan. 10 (Yonhap) -- Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers said Friday he is determined to avoid a sophomore slump in the upcoming Major League Baseball (MLB) season. The Dodgers' left-hander departed for Los Angeles to begin preparing for his second big league season. He'd spent the past two months at home, resting and making corporate appearances after a successful rookie season. At Incheon International Airport, Ryu told reporters he was refreshed and ready to start his training.

Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin determined to avoid sophomore slump

By Yoo Jee-ho INCHEON, Jan. 10 (Yonhap) -- Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers said Friday he is determined to avoid a sophomore slump in the upcoming Major League Baseball (MLB) season. The Dodgers' left-hander departed for Los Angeles to begin preparing for his second big league season. He'd spent the past two months at home, resting and making corporate appearances after a successful rookie season. At Incheon International Airport, Ryu told reporters he was refreshed and ready to start his training.

Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin hopes to duplicate successful rookie season

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Yonhap) -- Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers said Friday he hopes to duplicate his success as a Major League Baseball (MLB) rookie next year. The left-handed pitcher returned home to South Korea on Tuesday to spend his offseason. At a press conference held at a Seoul hotel on Friday, the 26-year-old said his goals for 2014 will stay the same. "I will be entering my ninth year as a pro, and I don't really have new goals for next year," Ryu said. "First and foremost, I would like to win at least 10 games and post an ERA in the 2.00 range."

Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin makes triumphant return home after strong rookie year

INCHEON, Oct. 29 (Yonhap) -- Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers made a triumphant return home on Tuesday following a successful rookie season in Major League Baseball (MLB). Greeted by hundreds of fans at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, the left-hander said he had the fondest memories of his first regular season win, his first complete game shutout and also his first playoff victory this year.

Ryu Hyun-jin's first big league postseason ends as Dodgers get knocked out of NLCS

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korean hurler Ryu Hyun-jin's first Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason ended on a sour note in St. Louis on Friday, as his Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated in the National League Championship Series (NLCS) following their 9-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6. Ryu made two starts in the playoffs, going 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA in 10 innings pitched. Ryu was lined up to start Game 7 if the Dodgers won Friday to stay alive.

Ryu Hyun-jin's first big league postseason ends as Dodgers get knocked out of NLCS

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korean hurler Ryu Hyun-jin's first Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason ended on a sour note in St. Louis on Friday, as his Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated in the National League Championship Series (NLCS) following their 9-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6. Ryu made two starts in the playoffs, going 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA in 10 innings pitched. Ryu was lined up to start Game 7 if the Dodgers won Friday to stay alive.
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