In the match against Kia in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 20th, Lotte’s starting pitcher Strayley pitched with 3 runs in 3 innings and pitched for relief in the top of the 4th inning.

In the top of the 4th inning, KIA Joo Hyo-sang, 안전놀이터Park Chan-ho, and Ryu Ji-hyeok were cleanly handled at

first base without a run, and the top of the 4th was over with no runs. Lee Yi-seo struck out Socrates and Hwang Dae-in consecutively and received applause from Sajik Baseball Stadium home fans.

In the 6th inning, Hyung-Woo Choi, who was on the verge of setting a new double record, struck out. Afterwards, Kim Seon-bin and Go Jong-wook were also treated as floating balls and headed to the dugout with dignity.

Even at the beginning of the 7th inning, Kim Jin-wook, who was on the mound, allowed a ball at the end of a close battle with the first batter Joo Hyo-sang and a full count. Kim Jin-wook expressed regret while frowning at his first walk.

In Lotte Dugout, Kim Jin-wook, who threw 42 balls, was replaced. Pitching coach Bae Young-soo, who went to the mound to change pitchers, gave Kim Jin-wook a high-five and sent Kim down.

On this day, Kim Jin-wook threw a mixture of sliders (10 pitches) and curveballs (5 pitches) based on a fastball (27 pitches) of up to 147km, perfectly tying up the KIA lineup.

Kim Jin-wook had a lot of regrets by giving up 3 walks against SSG in his first appearance this season, but after that, he is showing great pitching without a crisis.

Kim Jin-wook, who pitched perfectly, said, “The difference from before is technical and mental. Coach Kim Hyun-wook talked a lot about mental, and I practice a lot before and after exercise.

 Lotte is happy after winning 5-3 against KIA. In the technical part, I adjusted the way I use my lower body or the movement of my center of gravity

since last year’s finish camp, and I think I’m getting used to that part little by little.”

He became the winning pitcher 354 days after the match against.

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