The first victory everyone has been waiting for… Why did Park Se-woong mention the catchers’ names one by one?￼
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It was the first win of the season for Lotte Giants Park Se-woong, whom everyone had been waiting for.
Park Se-woong started the match against SSG Landers in the regular season of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 19th and played 6 innings, 6 hits, 3 walks, 6 strikeouts and 1 run. With his tenacity to throw 107 pitches, he achieved his first quality start and first win of the season at the same time. The team won 7-5.토토사이트
Prior to the game on this day, Park Se-woong had not been able to get a quality start in 6 games. He, of course, didn’t even pick up his first win of the season. Even while Dan Strayley, Charlie Barnes, and Han Hyun-hee, who were sluggish in April, all survived, only Park Se-woong was unable to do his part alone. The burden on the mind was growing more and more.
However, Park Se-woong created momentum for a rebound with the best pitching this season at a critical juncture where the battle for first place with SSG took place that day. His season earned run average also dropped to 4.11.
He has 36 fastballs up to 150km, 29 sliders, 22 curveballs and 20 forkballs. Although he had three walks, excluding one intentional 4th pitch, he showed off his most stable control all season. It wasn’t that there was no crisis, but unlike before, we overcame the crisis with certainty and provided an opportunity for a rebound.
After the game, coach Larry Sutton said, “Park Se-woong did an excellent pitching on the first day of the series. He did not show the best control, but he fought actively using his weapons.” Captain Ahn Chi-hong also added, “I want to sincerely congratulate Se-woong on his winning start.”
Park Se-woong, who we met after the game, smiled awkwardly, saying, “I don’t know if I can congratulate you.” Still, he couldn’t hide his feelings of relief. It was the first win of the season after a long wait. Park Se-woong, who always had a good pace at the beginning of the season, was embarrassed by the sluggishness at the beginning of the season.
Park Se-woong said, “The beginning of the season has never been this bad. It was a bit difficult and embarrassing,” he said. “Still, there were good results because the coach, coach Bae Young-soo and all the pitching coaches believed in and waited for me.”
He also expressed his gratitude to his colleagues. Park Se-woong especially expressed his gratitude to the catcher part and the infield part. He said, “Thank you to all the fielders, infielders and outfielders. Still, I want to say that I am most grateful to the catcher part. Even when I was having a really hard time, (Yu) Gangnam hyung, (Jung) Bogeun, and (G) Siwan hyung, whom I worked with today, all always said positive things. So thank you so much.”
He had 107 pitches up to the 6th inning, which was not a small number. But he did his best. He said, “In the 6th inning, coach Bae Young-soo said, ‘Think of it as the last batter and throw it with all your might,’ and I also wanted to pass the ball to the pitcher from behind in a clean situation.” There were also hits and walks, so it was difficult while playing 13 pitches, but I had a strong desire to catch it.”
I was conscious of the fact that there were many full count matches and tried to reduce it. He himself also said, “This year, the number of pitches increased because it was difficult to win even with an advantageous count. In the meantime, I was too greedy and tried too hard to fit, so I became poison.”
[OSEN=Busan, Reporter Lee Seok-woo] Ji-wan Ji of the Lotte Giants throws the ball to first base when he grounds in front of SSG Landers catcher Jeong-eui Choi in the top of the 4th inning and puts it out. 2023.05.19 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Now, all the starters, including Park Se-woong, have succeeded in rebounding. Quality starts in the last 6 games in a row. They got through April with the dedication of the bullpen, and now the starters have taken over the baton. “The bullpen pitchers said, ‘Someday the starting pitchers will come up. I’m waiting for you, so don’t worry too much and throw it.” At the same time, the team seems to be becoming more united.” I hope that today’s good results will continue so that the starters can continue pitching that relieves the struggles of the bullpens and relieves the struggles of hitters.”
It was the first win of the season for Lotte Giants Park Se-woong, whom everyone had been waiting for. Park Se-woong started the match against SSG Landers in the regular season of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 19th and played 6 innings, 6 hits, 3…