Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu left in the second inning of last night’s game with a groin strain. It’s not the sort of thing you usually think too hard about when you read the game story. “Oh, that’s a shame,” you might think, and “hmm, I suspect a trip to the disabled list is in order,” if you’re thinking a bit more deeply.
Ryu’s situation is far more serious, it seems. Check this out:
Ryu has been the Dodgers’ best starter so far this year, going 3-0 and putting up an ERA of 2.12 in six starts on the young season. Now he’ll miss months, joining a star-studded Dodgers disabled list which currently calls Justin Turner, Corey Seager, Yasiel Puig, Rich Hill, Logan Forsythe and Julio Urias members.
Ouch. For a number of reasons, ouch.