“In an important situation…”
In an away game against the Hanwha Eagles held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 16th, Kim Won-joong recorded 1⅓ innings, striking out 3 and allowing no runs.
Lotte took a 1-0 lead with a goal in the first inning. Starting pitcher Charlie Barnes came up in the 8th inning and was hit by a double by lead batter Oh Seon-jin.
Lotte replaced the pitcher with Koo Seung-min. Koo Seung-min was ejected due to the ‘headshot rule’ when his fastball hit the tip of Park Jung-hyun’s helmet while he was trying to bunt. Kim Sang-su hurriedly went up, and as a result of the euro, Lee Jin-young struck out one after another.
Jeong Eun-won at bat. Lotte raised the number of wins by putting closer Kim Won-joong early. However, the fork thrown in the full count situation led to Jeong Eun-won’s timely hit, and eventually the balance was 1-1. Kim Won-joong ended the inning by drawing follow-up Roh Si-hwan to miss in 2S.스포츠토토
Kim Won-joong, who also came up in the ninth inning, struck out Chae Eun-seong and Kim In-hwan in turn. Even Choi Jae-hoon made a tripartite offense by turning the first baseman into a ground ball.
Noh Jin-hyeok’s two-run four took a 3-1 lead, and Kim Won-joong came on the mound in the 10th inning.
The first batter Oh Seon-jin got a hit, and the first pitch he threw to Park Jung-hyun became a ball and was replaced by Kim Do-gyu. Kim Do-gyu kept the victory by catching the follow-up hitter without conceding.
After the game, Kim Won-joong blamed himself, saying, “I allowed a tie because I was lacking in an important situation.”
He continued, “The results were good because the team members did not give up and worked hard even in difficult situations,” he said, “I will do better to help the team in the next game.”