Kiwoom’s win came back with the worst result. The 2-point lead flew in an instant.
Kiwoom Heroes suffered a 4-5, 10th overtime defeat in the game against the LG Twins held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 9th. In order to prevent a come-from-behind defeat in the second half of the game, Kim Jae-woong, who was a finishing pitcher, was put in early to throw a winning number, but it was defeated.
Finishing pitcher Kim Jae-woong, who pitched in the 8th inning, was hit by Park Dong-won, who led the home run, on first base with one out. In an unfavorable situation with a ball count of 2-1, a fastball of ambiguous height led to a home run. It was a super-large home run gun with an estimated flight distance of 128.5m by Trackman. Kiwoom’s ‘mid-use of bullpen ace’ has returned to the dagger like this.
Before the game on the 9th, coach Hong Won-ki said, “I have to come up with a lead situation, but Kim Jae-woong may come out in front. There are games where I can’t finish the finish because there are points in the 7th and 8th innings. If this happens repeatedly, the players can get more tired. Yes. Starting today, the order will change.”
Kim Jae-woong appeared in 11 games and recorded an average ERA of 2.79 with 1 win, 1 loss and 5 saves. He was the most reliable card in Kiwoom’s bullpen. 스포츠토토
The idea that the strongest bullpen pitcher should be used in the most critical situations is not completely absurd. This is the way many baseball statisticians argue. Even if they don’t say it openly, there are some teams whose setup man is stronger than the finisher.
As Kiwoom took a 4-2 lead with Lee Jung-hoo’s double in the 7th inning, the time came for Kiwoom’s feat to come true. Kiwoom first blocked the bottom of the 7th with Kim Seong-jin. And in the 8th episode, Kim Jae-woong appeared.
Kim Jae-woong got a heavy hit from first batter Moon Bo-gyeong, but second baseman Lee Jae-won, the next hitter, made a ‘floating ball but a grounder’ and made it 1 out and 1 base. After the infielders dropped the high-flying ball, Moon Bo-gyeong, the runner on first base, was caught on second base.
Kim Jae-woong, who followed with one out and first base, allowed Park Dong-won, who was a teammate until last year, to hit a large home run. The follow-up hitter was blocked, but even allowing a tie in a situation where the bullpen resources were not enough was a fatal blow. Kiwoom fell into a 5-game losing streak after being hit by Shin Min-jae of LG in the 10th overtime with 2 outs, 2nd and 3rd base.