Won-Tae Choi smiles because of his ‘pitcher’s strike’ defense-Brandon cries because of an error
Even the ‘A’s Brandon Card was useless as the defense collapsed.
Doosan was swept 0-10 against LG in Jamsil on the 30th. The game was highlighted by Choi Won-tae’s first start in a Twins uniform.
Doosan sent out Brandon, who has been one of the best performers in the league with a 3-1 record and 0.87 ERA in five games since returning to the KBO.
LG second baseman Shin Min-jae catches a hit by leadoff hitter Yang Yang-ji in the second inning.
Despite the promise of a spirited start, it was the defense that decided the game, with a gap as wide as the scoreline.
Doosan’s first run came from a defensive error. In the top of the first inning, Moon Sung-joo drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. However, Park Kye-beom, who was covering the base, spilled the ball, which led to the run.
LG starting pitcher Choi Won-tae celebrates with his teammates after shutting down the Doosan offense in the bottom of the first inning.
In the top of the third inning, Yang Yang-ji made a throwing error. In the top of the third, Park Hae-min singled with the bases loaded. Left fielder Kim Tae-geun caught the ball and threw to catcher Yang Ji, but second baseman Son Ho-young was quick to make the catch.
Yang threw the ball to third base to try to cut off first baseman Heo Do-hwan. However, the ball sailed over the third baseman’s height and disappeared into thin air. In the meantime, Heo Do-hwan and the pinch-hitter, Park Hae-min, scored a pair of runs. The score was 0-8 and the game was effectively decided.
LG’s Moon Sung-joo stole second base when Kim Hyun-soo batted in the first inning.
On the other hand, LG starter Choi Won-tae was only able to focus on battling with the batters thanks to the hailstorm of wild pitches.
In the bottom of the first inning, Heo Kyung-min’s hard-hit pitch deflected off Choi Won-tae. The ball slowed down, but shortstop Son Ho-young rushed in like the wind and made an accurate running throw. The rain continued in the bottom of the second inning. Second baseman Shin Min-jae made a flying catch of Yang’s hit that went well over the infield.
With his shoulders lightened by the help of the fielders, Choi Won-tae was able to retire the next three batters in a row until the fourth inning. The Dusun bats were unable to capitalize on Choi’s dominance and didn’t reach base until the bottom of the fifth inning.
Choi kept the Doosan bats in check with his two-seam fastball (25), which reached up to 149 kilometers per hour, and his slider (28), which reached 142 kilometers per hour. By the sixth inning, Choi had thrown just 75 pitches and was on pace to complete the game, but manager Yoon Kyung-yup brought him in early to control his conditioning.
On the other hand, Brandon, who was not helped by his defense and offense, started to falter early and had his worst day of the season, giving up eight runs on five four-pitchers, including two that hit him in the body. In four innings, he gave up eight runs on seven hits with three walks and one strikeout, raising his ERA to 2.57.메이저놀이터
“Congratulations to Choi Won-tae on his first win,” said Yeom Kyung-yeop after the game, praising the defense, saying, “The good defense at the beginning of the game relieved the pressure on Choi Won-tae, who was making his first start.” Jamsil=Choi Moon-young Reporter /2023.07.31/