Left-handed bullpen hero who received a standing ovation for ‘3 innings KKKK no hitter’… 6G Mr. Zero

A left-handed bullpen ace has appeared in the Lotte Giants. Kim Jin-wook (21) led the team to victory by making a perfect pitch in the crisis of the foreign ace’s early steeling. 

Kim Jin-wook took the mound as the team’s second pitcher in the match against the KIA Tigers held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 20th and pitched 3 innings, 4 strikeouts, 1 walk and no runs. He deserved a standing ovation.

Kim Jin-wook saved starter Dan Strayley at first base safely in the top of the 4th inning when he was leading 4-3 that day. The coaching staff judged that Strayley’s condition was not very good, and as soon as he was hit by lead batter Ko Jong-wook in the 4th inning, the coaching staff gave Strayley a hard hit. After that, Kim Jin-wook came up and Kim Jin-wook deleted the innings with perfect until the 6th inning. 

Kim Jin-wook, who handled the first batter Joo Hyo-sang’s sacrifice bunt in the 4th inning safely on first base. Afterwards, Ryu Ji-hyeok was struck out in the second base and the fourth inning was deleted without any additional runs. And in the 5th inning, he struck out Lee Chang-jin with a fly ball in right field, and Socrates and Hwang Dae-in with consecutive strikeouts. 

In the 5th inning, he struck out the first batter Choi Hyeong-woo, then caught Kim Seon-bin with a fly ball in center field and Ko Jong-wook with a fly ball in left field. The bench left 3 innings to Kim Jin-wook, who had a lot of momentum, and challenged 4 innings. However, he also came on the mound in the 4th inning, the 7th inning. However, he gave up a walk after a full count match with the first batter, pinch hitter Byun Woo-hyuk. Kim Jin-wook’s role ended here. Kim Jin-wook came down the mound while receiving a standing ovation from the resignation crowd. 메이저사이트

As the team won 5-3, Kim Jin-wook became the winning pitcher. He continued the aspect of ‘Mr. Zero’ with 6 games and 7 scoreless innings.

After the game, Kim Jin-wook said, “The coach asked me to prepare for the second half, so I was preparing accordingly, and then he told me that I could go out faster than I thought because the condition of the starting pitcher was a little uneasy. So he was preparing with the right timing. When the coach is good, he runs it in a style that continues. So it was expected that I would continue pitching. Of course, the last batter’s walk was a bit disappointing,” he said. “It has changed a lot technically and mentally. He adjusted the way he used his lower body or shifted his center of gravity from last year’s finish camp, and it seems that he got used to it little by little.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.