Dodgers pitcher Ryu continues to shine on road
Ryu Hyun-Jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the third inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on May 21, 2014 - by Jim Mcisaac
Ryu, who missed more than three weeks with inflammation in his left shoulder, continues to dominate on the road this Major League Baseball season as he improved to four wins and two losses overall. On Wednesday, he pitched six innings and allowed just two runs on nine hits.
The left-handed South Korean kept the Mets scoreless through his first five innings and extended his road scoreless streak to start the season to 31 innings, the second best mark to begin a season in the last 50 years. Only Roger Clemens (35 innings) in 2005 went longer.
Ryu showed no ill-effects from his time on the injured list early on as he struck out two Mets in the first inning and five in his first time through the order.
New York threatened to bust through in the third inning with a pair of singles and a walk, but Ryu got Curtis Granderson to go after a fastball to get the third out and end the inning.
Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez all hit solo home runs to help the Dodgers improve to 16-9 on the road this season.