in the bottom of the ninth inning with a 3-0 lead. The top finish collapsed. The match against Suwon KT on the 6th. While catching only two outcounts, he allowed four runs with four hits and two walks and suffered a 3-4 walk-off come-from-behind defeat. Second blon save of the season. The pain was great.
An important series with the second place team. Securing the Winning Series and a wide gap of 7.5 games with second-place KT also came to nothing. The ride was reduced by 5.5 games.
There was something remarkable. Ko Woo-suk, who took the mound in the ninth inning, caught the count with a fastball and used breaking balls such as sliders, cutters, and curves as a winning ball. The breaking ball and the winning ball led to a decisive hit. Ko Woo-suk recently expressed a slight disagreement with LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop over the ball mix. 토토사이트
Before the game on the 5th, head coach Yeom said, “I had a meeting with two catchers and talked about pitching design to reduce (Ko Woo-suk’s) breaking ball ratio,” adding, “Woo-suk’s strength is his fastball.” With a fastball based on it, the breaking ball should go, but the breaking ball goes from the breaking ball. “If you go to the breaking ball, the ball count will be disadvantageous and you will have a hard time,” he said, ordering a fastball-oriented game. However, Ko was slightly different.
“I understand the coach’s words properly,” he said in an interview after succeeding in saving five batters against KT on the 5th. But I’m a little stubborn. Today, except for the last strikeout, I took out with a slider. I want to throw all the balls well. “I only throw breaking balls, not just fastballs, but I want to throw all the balls I throw as the best,” he said, hinting that he is pursuing perfection in various pitches.
Ko Woo-suk, who threw 22 pitches the previous day, threw 36 pitches on the same day. There were 19 fastballs, just over half of them. There were nine curves, five sliders and three cutters. A pattern in which you catch the count with a fastball and play with a breaking ball.
Leadoff hitter Moon Sang-chul connected a 150-kilometer fastball to a left-handed double. Jang Sung-woo hit the fifth slider in the 2B-2S to hit a timely hit to the center field. pinch hitter An Chi-young struck out three pitches on a fastball-curve-curve in 0B-2S.
He usually threw fastballs to Park Kyung-soo, but walked fastballs at the end of the full count. Bae Jung-dae hit a timely hit in the middle with a fastball-direct ball-curve at first and second bases with one out, Kim Sang-soo walked with a full-count end cutter with five consecutive fastballs, and Kim Min-hyuk grounded out to first base with a slider at 0B-2S.
With two outs and a full base, Hwang Jae-kyun was induced to hit a big bound grounder in front of the third baseman with his fifth cutter, but third baseman Moon Bo-kyung, who was in a hurry, dropped the ball back and became the final hit to end the reversal.
Why did Ko Woo-suk take the breaking ball game on this day.
Compared to the previous day, when he took a day off, both his fastball speed and control were not very good. Out of 19 fastballs, 10 strikes were a little more than half.
He also had the intention of playing with a different pitch from the batters he faced a day ago.
He got a hit while throwing a curve ball to Bae Jung-dae, who stepped down with a fly ball on a fastball the previous day. Moon Sang-chul, who allowed a hit while throwing a cutter the previous day, hit a double on the first pitch of a fastball. Hwang Jae-kyun, who struck out with a fastball the previous day, allowed a walk-off hit while throwing a cutter.