KIA Tigers pitcher Yoon Young-chul (19) fought hard against Lotte Giants, the strongest team in the league and on a 9-game winning streak.
Yoon Young-cheol started in the home game against Lotte held at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 3rd and only allowed one run in five innings. He struck out three and gave up only one walk.
Yoon Yeong-chul struck out Ahn Kwon-soo in the first inning and caught Kim Min-seok and Jeon Jun-woo in center field flyouts and finished the inning in 11 pitches.
Episode 2 was a rather long fight.메이저놀이터 Rex was grounded by shortstop and Chihong An by fly by first baseman to create a situation where there were no runners in the second runner, but Donghee Han and Gangnam Yoo allowed consecutive hits and Minsu Kim to walk, and faced a crisis with two outs loaded.
However, he caught Lee Hak-joo with a slider and struck out three pitches, ending the inning without a run. Yoon Young-cheol clenched his fists as he caught Lee Hak-joo with an exquisite slider.
The 3rd inning also continued the scoreless streak. Yoon Young-cheol gave up a right-handed hit to lead hitter Ahn Kwon-soo, but all subsequent hitters were treated as flyouts and the inning ended.
Yoon Yeong-cheol, who finished the fourth inning with a strikeout and a three-way offense, gave up a run for the first time in the fifth. He gave up a point after getting a right-handed hit to Kim Min-seok from second out and second base.
On this day, Yoon Young-cheol threw a total of 77 pitches, he mixed the changeup (11 pitches) with a fastball (34 pitches) and slider (32 pitches). The highest speed of the fastball on the day was 139km/h, and the average speed of the main weapon slider was 126km/h. Yoon Young-cheol gave up only 5 hits in 5 innings, but all of them allowed single hits without long hits.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said before the game that day, “I hope Yoon Young-chul will give up only 3 runs in 5 innings”, but he played a good fight beyond the expectations of the command tower. Yoon Young-cheol came down the mound with a 5-1 lead due to the explosion of the other line and met the requirements for the first win of the season. His earned run average dropped slightly to 4.00.