Cuban left-hander Roenis Elias picked up two wins with an innings-eater.
Elias started the game against the KIA Tigers at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on 6 June and pitched seven innings, allowing just one run on five hits (one home run) with two strikeouts. He earned his second win of the season in the team’s 2-1 victory. Romero has made a successful adjustment to the role.메이저사이트
From the first inning, he was on fire. He retired the first three batters he faced. In the second inning, he gave up a single to Kim Sun-bin, but Lee Woo-sung’s throw to first base was well-struck by Kang Jin-sung for a double. In the third, he gave up a single, but Shin Beom-soo struck out and Ryu Ji-hyuk grounded into a double play.
In the fourth inning, a change-up to the first batter, Park Chan-ho, was misplayed and led to a solo shot to left. He then gave up an infield single to Socrates, but he made a strong catch to end the threat. A strikeout in the fifth and a single in the sixth ended the inning. The KIA batting line-up was unable to solve the clue.
The seventh inning was the most critical. Kim Sun-bin and Lee Woo-sung were hit by consecutive singles. With runners on first and third, Byun Woo-hyuk induced a ground ball in front of the pitcher and threw it directly to the catcher to get the runner at third. Shin then struck out swinging to end the threat. He finished the game with 108 pitches. The SSG fans on the first base side of the field applauded loudly.
There was also a particularly interesting scene. Before the seventh inning, KIA asked the umpires to inspect Elias’ glove for foreign objects. The umpires took a closer look and confirmed that there was nothing wrong with it. It was a testament to the power of Elias’s ball.
His fastball (38), which topped out at 150km/h and averaged 147km/h, had good power and his change-up (38), which was his main weapon, had a sharp angle. He also threw 31 curveballs, which were effective against a KIA lineup full of three-hitters. Most of his pitches were in the strike zone, with good command. The lead SSG wears a Cuban express wing.