Kim Won-joong (30) was, of course, the patron saint of the Lotte Giants.
On the 16th, Kim Won-joong took the mound against the Hanwha Eagles of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 16th with 2 out 1st and 2nd base at the end of the 8th inning, leading the game 1-0, and pitched 1⅓ innings, 30 pitches, 2 hits, 3 strikeouts, and no runs. and became the winning pitcher. Lotte won 3-1 after a close match that went to the 10th inning and ran for 3 consecutive wins.
Lotte was cruising until the beginning of the 8th inning. In the beginning of the first inning, Ahn Chi-Hong scored the first run with an RBI and timely hit, but it was rare for an additional point to come out, but starting pitcher Charlie Barnes was completely overpowering Hanwha’s lineup. By the 7th inning, he was holding on with 89 balls and scored no runs.
The situation started to get a little twisted when Barnes allowed lead batter Oh Seon-jin to hit a double in left field in the bottom of the 8th inning. Lotte put Koo Seung-min on the mound instead of Barnes, and Hanwha took out a pinch hitter Park Jung-hyun instead of Brian O’Grady.
At this time, a situation came out that neither team could calculate. The ball thrown by Koo Seung-min hit the front of Park Jung-hyun’s helmet as he tried to bunt. Koo Seung-min was automatically ejected due to headshot rules, and Lotte applied for a video review, but the result was not overturned.메이저사이트
Kim Sang-soo, who inherited Goo Seung-min’s credit, turned off the fire in a hurry. In the first and second bases without a hitch, he performed the mission perfectly by striking out Lee Jin-young in a row as a result of the euro with the deciding ball forkball.
Lotte coach Larry Sutton threw strong water to send closer Kim Won-joong. His strategy was to keep an eye on 1 point by entrusting 4 out counts.
However, Kim Won-joong bowed his head, giving Jeong Eun-won a right-handed hit. After the score was 1-1, Roh Si-hwan was struck out on a swing and the flow was cut off, but Kim Won-joong had no choice but to feel sorry for not being able to prevent the run.
Kim Won-joong held out until the team took the lead. In the bottom of the ninth, Hanwha center hitters Chae Eun-seong and Kim In-hwan struck out one after another, and Choi Jae-hoon was treated as a grounder by first baseman, cutting off the flow. Then, in the top of the 10th inning of overtime, Noh Jin-hyeok broke the final two-run four and relieved the burden on Kim Won-joong.
Kim Won-joong showed tenacity to pitch until the end of the 10th inning, but was replaced by Kim Do-gyu after giving up a hit to lead batter Oh Seon-jin. Kim Do-gyu kept the victory by clearing 3 batters from 1st base.
Kim Won-jung said, “I allowed a tie because I was lacking in an important situation. The result was good because the team members did not give up and worked hard even in difficult situations. In the next game, I will do better to help the team.”