Dodgers’ Ryu Hyun-jin charged with 2 fewer earned runs after MLB scoring change

September 7, 2018

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Yonhap) — Coming off a tough-luck loss, Los Angeles Dodgers’ South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin on Friday saw his ERA improve thanks to an official scoring change.

Ryu was originally charged with three earned runs over six innings in a 7-3 loss to the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium in LA on Wednesday (local time), but Major League Baseball (MLB) took two of those earned runs off the board for the left-hander.

In the top of the fifth, Amed Rosario knocked in the Mets’ fourth run with a blooper that went off the glove of right fielder Alex Verdugo. The play was initially ruled a base hit. Two batters later, Wilmer Flores singled home another run.

But MLB changed Rosario’s hit to Verdugo’s error. And both of the two runs that Ryu gave up in the fifth inning became unearned.

The final line for Ryu went from 11 hits and three earned runs allowed to 10 hits and one earned run allowed.

His ERA was lowered from 2.47 to 2.16.

The 10 hits were one shy of Ryu’s season high, and a few of those were of the soft variety.