Left-handed pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin (36-Toronto Blue Jays) will take the mound to try to save his team from its biggest crisis on the threshold of “fall baseball .The Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today that Hyun-jin Ryu will be the starting pitcher for their home game against the Boston Red Sox at 2:30 p.m. ET on April 18 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Hyun-jin Ryu will make his ninth start of the season and attempt to reach four wins for the fourth time .Toronto is four games behind the Texas Rangers for the fourth wild-card spot in the American League from Dec. 12-15.Rising above Toronto, Texas moved into the second wild-card spot, while simultaneously closing to within a half-game of the first-place Houston Astros in the AL West for a postseason berth. With the Tampa Bay Rays holding onto the top wild-card spot and the Seattle Mariners in the AL West in second and third place, Toronto will need to turn things around against Boston to keep their postseason hopes alive.T he postseason features the three district winners in each league, plus the first through third wild cards, which have a higher winning percentage. Toronto is 1.5 games behind Seattle for the third wild card. The pressure is also on Ryu, who has pitched relatively well in his three starts since sacrificing the Cleveland Indians for his third win on May 27, but has lost two of them due to poor hitting .However, in his last outing on April 13 against Texas, he recorded his first quality start of the season (six or more innings and three or fewer earned runs), so it will be interesting to see if he can continue his upward trend against Boston .Ryu, who is 3-3 with a 2.93 ERA this season in his return from a year of left elbow ligament surgery, needs two more wins in his remaining three regular-season starts, including against Boston, to reach 80 wins in MLB. He’ll 스포츠토토 need to avoid the long ball to get the win, as he’s allowed a home run in each of his last four starts.