Glasses ace Park Se-woong’s responsible no-hitter saved the team from the biggest crisis.
Park Se-woong pitched 6⅔ innings against the NC Dinos at NC Park in Changwon on Aug. 9, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out nine and throwing 112 pitches to lead the team to a 5-2 comeback victory. It was his sixth win in four games since August 15 against SSG.토토사이트
Park was shaky in the first inning and gave up an early run. Two batters later, he gave up a single to Park Gun-woo and a walk to Martin to put runners on first and second. He eventually gave up a single to Kwon Hee-dong. In the third inning, he gave up a leadoff single to Son As-seob and then struck out Park Min-woo and Park Gun-woo in succession. However, a stolen base and a wild pitch put runners on second and third, and he gave up a single to right to Martin for his second run of the game. By the third inning, he had thrown 61 pitches.
Both Kim Sang-soo and Koo Seung-min were unavailable for the game. It was important for Park to go the distance, but he didn’t look like it in the third inning.
However, after settling down in the fourth inning, Park conserved his pitches and stayed on the mound until the second out of the seventh inning. As Park settled down and changed the tone of the game, the bats responded. Trailing 0-2 in the sixth, Jeon hit a two-run double. Pinch-hitter Jung Hoon hit a game-winning two-run single to center field, giving Park the win.
Park, who had already reached 103 pitches by the sixth inning, returned to the mound in the seventh, retiring the next two batters before handing the ball off to Choi Jun-yong to complete the no-hitter.
On the day, Park cooked the NC bats with 39 fastballs, 33 sliders, 20 forkballs, 17 curves, and three cutters that topped out at 148 kilometers. Despite pitching on four days’ rest after the last game against Doosan, Park took on the responsibility of an ace and led the team to a come-from-behind victory.
After the game, Park said, “Coach asked me to face only two more batters in the seventh inning. I went up with the responsibility of doing my job as a starter. I wanted to shake off the disappointment of the last game, and I also wanted to ease the burden on the middle pitchers,” he said, explaining that he fulfilled the request of the coaching staff and the responsibility of an ace.
“It made it a little easier for me to pitch because we were losing and we were able to come back in the big inning. I was able to record a quality start thanks to the good defense of the batters,” he said. “Before the game, I talked to Lee Jung-geun and said that I would follow him as much as possible, but I want to thank him for his good judgment and the result turned out well.”
“I appreciated the sacrificial spirit and attitude of our starter Park Se-woong to pitch one more inning after six innings despite his high pitch count,” said Lee Jong-woon. “Offensively, our three veteran players, Ahn Chi-hong, Jeon Jun-woo, and Jeong Hoon, swept all five hits, which helped us win in the second half. Finally, Kim Won-joong did a great job off the bench to close out the win.”