You wind him up and he spins seven shutout innings. Or eight, or nine, with a bunch of strikeouts and no walks. It can't possibly be as easy as that, but Hyun-Jin Ryu is plowing through National League lineups with nary a blemish, across parts of three months and nine starts. The Dodgers' left-hander is 6-1, with 59 strikeouts and four walks in 59 1/3 innings for an MLB-leading 14.75 S0/9, a baseball leading 1.52 ERA and an NL-leading 0.742 WHIP. He's swatting away left-hand bats (.200/.505) and right-hand bats (.186/.525); he's great at home (1.22, .177/.468) and dandy on the road (2.01, .213,.601). He was effective in March/April (2.95, .248/.728) and otherworldly to date in May (0.28, .133/.310).
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