Hyun-Jin Ryu Throws Two-Hit Shutout


Hyun-Jin Ryu was excellent on Tuesday night as he earned his first complete game in the major leagues, pitching a two-hitter against the Los Angeles Angels. Ryu changed speeds and worked both sides of the plate with ease all night long and he faced just over the minimum. Ryu (6-2) struck out seven and did not walk anyone. At one point, Ryu retired 19 consecutive batters during one stretch. He now has six victories and owns a 2.89 ERA. If Ryu can keep this going don't be surprised to see him in the All Star game in July.  

 MLB News & Notes

  • Jean Segura went 6-for-7 with two runs scored in the Brewers' loss to the Twins on Tuesday. All of his six hit were singles and is now hitting a ridiculous .365 this year.
  • Mariano Rivera blew his first save of the season Tuesday night against the Mets. Rivera gave up two runs, but what is more incredible is that this was the first time in his career that he was unable to retire a batter while blowing a save.
  • Tommy Hanson has been activated from the restricted list and will rejoin the Angels’ rotation. It looks like the Angels will go with six starters for now as Jerome Williams is scheduled to pitch Friday and has not been told that he will not make his start.
  • Michael Morse (quad) had to leave Tuesday’s game with a strained right quad and is considered day-to-day. Morse was rounding third base when he felt the tightness. It appears to be a minor injury so until we hear otherwise, look for Morse to be back in the lineup soon.
  • Tyler Lyons had a second straight strong start Tuesday as he threw seven innings of one-run ball against the Royals. Due to the fact the Cardinals have four starting pitchers on the disabled list, they have had to call up some of their top pitching prospects. Lyons is now 2-0 while allowing just two runs in 14 innings and has made it look easy so far at the major league level. Keep in mind that Lyons has pitched against the Royals and the Padres - two poor offenses. Things will get tougher as he'll face the Giants at Busch Stadium on Sunday.
  • Michael Wacha will be called up to make his major league debut on Thursday against the Royals. The Cardinals 2012 first-round pick was expected to pitch at High-A this season, but after an impressive run at Triple-A Memphis and all the injuries to the Cardinals starters. Wacha owns a 2.05 ERA in nine starts, but only struck out 34 in 52 2/3 innings. The question is how long he will stay with the Cardinals as this could be a cameo appearance for him.
  •  Joe Blanton will remain in the starting rotation according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia on Tuesday night. Jerome Williams will also get at least one more start and with Jered Weaver returning tonight and Tommy Hanson being activated from the restricted list yesterday, it appears the Angels will have a six man rotation for at least the next week.
  • Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) could be activated as soon as Monday. Ramirez is tentatively scheduled to being a rehab assignment of Thursday at Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.
  • Brian McCann belted a pair of solo homers in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Blue Jays in 10 innings. McCann is batting .281 with six home runs, 14 RBI since returning from the disabled list.