Lotte Giants Kim Won-joong threw 30 pitches and became the winning pitcher.
Lotte won 3-1 in an away game against Hanwha in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 16th. With the victory on this day, Lotte achieved 3 consecutive wins and stepped on the heights of 20 wins (11 losses) in the season.
The tight battle between the two teams on the mound continued until the second half of the game. With Lotte leading by only one point, in the bottom of the 8th, Charlie Barnes allowed a double to Oh Seon-jin and handed the mound to Koo Seung-min.
However, the ball that Koo Seung-min tried to deal with pinch hitter Park Jung-hyun turned into a headshot. A fastball of 141 km/h hit the helmet. According to the rules, Koo Seung-min was immediately ejected, and Kim Sang-su, who came up from 1st and 2nd base safely, struck out Lee Jin-young as a result of the euro.
Lotte Bench left one outcount to Kim Won-joong in the continued 2nd 1st and 2nd base situation. However, Jung Eun-Won got a right-handed hit and Oh Seon-Jin hit home to tie the game 1-1. The match became the starting point, and Kim Won-joong struck out Noh Si-hwan and ended the inning.
And in the 1-1 tie that continued, Kim Won-joong struck out Chae Eun-seong and Kim In-hwan in a row at the end of the 9th inning, and Choi Jae-hoon caught a grounder at first base and led the game to overtime. In the top of the 10th inning, Lotte took a 3-1 lead with Noh Jin-hyeok’s two-run four, and Kim Won-joong went to the mound in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Kim Won-joong allowed a left-handed hit to leader Oh Seon-jin and passed the mound to Kim Do-gyu. After that, Lotte kept the victory as Kim Do-gyu cleaned up the three batters. 1⅓ innings scoreless, 30 pitches, winning pitcher was Kim Won-joong’s performance that day.메이저놀이터
After the game, Kim Won-joong expressed regret, saying, “I allowed a tie because I was lacking in an important situation.” He said, “The results were good because the team members did not give up and worked hard even in difficult situations,” and “I will do better to help the team in the next game.”