The save king is suspicious. 2 runs in 3 walks and 3 walks → 5th loss already…the biggest individual loss tie
Ko Woo-suk took the mound in the ninth inning, a 3-3 tie against Hanwha at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 2nd, but was replaced without finishing the ninth inning. ⅔He was sluggish with two hits, one walk, and two outs in innings. He allowed the winning hit with two outs and a full base.
LG was taken to Hanwha until the middle of the game. He had only two hits until the sixth inning by opposing starter Sanchez, struck out six, and remained scoreless.
LG solved the clue of the chase in the eighth inning. Against Hanwha pitcher Jang Si-hwan, Park Dong-won’s walk, Moon Sung-joo’s hit, and Park Hae-min’s three-run home run quickly tied the score 3-3.
LG blocked closer Ko Woo-suk in the top of the ninth inning and expected an attack in the bottom of the ninth inning. However, Ko Woo-suk hit a left-handed hit on the full count against the first batter Lee Won-seok. Jang Jin-hyuk attempted a sending bunt, which soared high in front of the pitcher and handled it with a flying ball out.
With one out and runners on first base, Choi Jae-hoon got on base with a hit ball. The pitching coach came up and down the mound. With one out and runners on first and second base, Lee Do-yoon struck out three pitches. He missed a big curve and missed a swing.
Jung Eun-won walked straight after catching two outs. It was a day when I couldn’t control my condition.
With two outs and a full base, he threw a 145-148km cutter for four consecutive pitches against Lee Jin-young, but he was hit by a ground ball that escaped three yards. The score was 3-5 as two runners scored.
After the game, Lee Jin-young said, “I was preparing with the idea that Ko Woo-suk’s ball was so fast that I couldn’t hit it if the timing was late.” “I didn’t aim for a breaking ball separately, and I let go of one hand without realizing it while responding to a fastball, but luckily it went out to a good course and became a hit,” he said.
After losing a point, Ko Woo-suk threw a ball that hit Roh Si-hwan, causing a two-out full base crisis again. The LG bench lowered Ko Woo-suk and put Lee Woo-chan as a relief pitcher. Lee Woo-chan blocked it without additional runs. He was defeated in the bottom of the ninth inning when he failed to score a goal.
Ko Woo-suk suffered neck and shoulder injuries while playing for the World Baseball Classic team in March. Rehabilitation and returned in mid-April, lacking in consistency over the season. Except for the 2020 season (4.10 ERA), which has struggled with knee surgery since taking the finishing position in 2019, it is the first time to have a three-point ERA.
He has 3 wins, 5 losses, 12 saves and a 3.12 ERA in 36 games this season. He has already lost five games due to the loss. In their first full-time season, they lost five games in 2018 and 2021, respectively. It’s the most individual loss tie.
He was defeated by the finishing pitcher’s poor performance at a time when the atmosphere was brought to a tie at the end of the game. It was a disappointing defeat for LG, which is concerned about the pursuit of second-place KT.