Los Angeles Dodgers' star pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu's in the midst of a Cy Young-worthy campaign on the mound, but he's shown other talents before his breakout MLB campaign. He's proven his acting abilities by starring in a hilarious Ramen commercial that aired in his home country of South Korea back in 2014.
Hyun-Jin Ryu throwing changeups like how he sells ramen pic.twitter.com/fMUex2KKLI— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) June 17, 2019
Alright then. I don't know what any of that means, but it does seem that Ryu really likes throwing changeups.
Ryu's season so far has had all the excitement he displayed in the commercial. The lefty (who appears to be ambidextrous when tossing Ramen) has pitched to a spectacular 1.26 ERA and 9-1 record in 14 games this season, and he's been a driving force in the Dodgers' MLB-best 48-24 start.
Hyun-Jin Ryu... right-handed pitcher??? ??? pic.twitter.com/E1H2YTd9AN— Lance Brozdowski (@LanceBroz) June 17, 2019
Maybe ramen has been the secret key to his success after an injury-plagued 2018 campaign. If that's the case, the Dodgers should encourage him to do all the commercials he wants.