LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu is showing what he can do on the mound when he isn’t hurt.
Ryu tossed a four-hit shutout, Justin Turner homered three times and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Atlanta Braves 9-0 Tuesday night for their ninth straight win at home.
After being named the team’s opening day starter because of injuries to Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill, Ryu landed on the injured list with a left groin strain. Last season, he missed two months with a groin issue.
Turner believes that kept Ryu out of consideration for the NL Cy Young Award.
“Very underrated,” Turner said of his teammate. “I think he likes it that way. He doesn’t care about the accolades, but he deserves them.”