Lotte Han Hyun-hee, first win in LG Electronics It is a weapon that every pitcher wants to have. In the 2023 professional baseball KBO League, the competition for the fastball is more intense than ever. As Hanwha Moon Dong-ju (20) surpassed the domestic pitcher’s 160 km/h, which was considered only a dream, Kiwoom Ahn Woo-jin (24) covets a new record.
‘Fireballer’ Ahn Woo-jin won his first win of the season with a fastball approaching 160 km/h in his third appearance of the season.
Ahn Woo-jin started the match against Doosan held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 13th and pitched 6 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and no runs. Kiwoom defeated Doosan 9-2 thanks to Ahn Woo-jin’s solid mound defense.
The 5th ball thrown by An Woo-jin against Heo Gyeong-min, Doosan’s second hitter in the first inning, was recorded as 160km on the club’s pitching analysis table. Based on Kiwoom’s own measurement standard, ‘Trackman’, the speed of 159.8 km per hour was rounded up to 160 km. It was measured at 158.2 km per hour based on the ‘Pitch Tracking System’ (PTS), an official KBO record and statistics company, Sports 2i. Previously, on the 12th, Moon Dong-ju threw 160.1 km per hour on a PTS basis for the first time among domestic pitchers. The ball thrown by Moon Dong-ju was recorded 159 km on the electronic display board. Kim Seo-hyun, a newcomer to Hanwha who has yet to debut in the first team, became famous for throwing a fast ball that reached 160 km in high school. If Kim Seo-hyun stands on the mound for the first team, he is expected to ignite a full-fledged competition for the fast ball.
Ahn Woo-jin tied the Doosan batting line tight that day with a fast ball. After one out in the first inning, he gave Heo Gyeong-min a hit in front of the center fielder, and then Yang Seok-hwan and Kim Jae-hwan were cleaned up with outfield floating balls. In the second inning, Jose Rojas hit after a run, but did not concede. Ahn Woo-jin sent out the lead batter for the first time, giving a walk to Jeong Su-bin in the 6th inning with a 1-0 lead. However, An Woo-jin did not allow second base. Kiwoom’s line-up ran away with a 3-0 score by adding two points with Lee Hyung-jong’s triple and Kim Tae-jin’s timely hit in the attack at the beginning of the 7th inning. At the beginning of the bottom of the 7th inning, the Kiwoom bench lowered Ahn Woo-jin, who threw 91 pitches, and put in Kim Dong-hyuk. Woojin Ahn recorded 3 hits, 1 botnet and 5 strikeouts in 6 innings that day. In the previous two times, he recorded 1 run in 13 innings and the average ERA, which was only 0.69, was lowered to 0.47 (1 run in 19 innings).
Samsung’s Kim Dong-yeop hit a home run for the first time in the league this season. Kim Dong-yeop hit two homers in the match against SSG held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu that day and tied for first place (three) in homers in the league. Kim Dong-yeop hit a three-run home run against SSG submarine pitcher Park Jong-hoon in the bottom of the first inning with one out and first and second bases. Even at the end of the 3rd inning with a 7-3 lead, Kim Dong-yeop kicked up a 135 km fastball thrown by Park Jong-hoon and crossed the left wall. Kim Dong-yeop showed a strong appearance against Park Jong-hoon before the game, going 11 times with 4 hits and batting average of 0.364. Park Jong-hoon gave up a home run to Oh Jae-il, the next hitter after Kim Dong-yeop. Kim Dong-yeop and Oh Jae-il became the protagonists of the season’s first back-to-back home run.
NC, which was on the rise with 5 consecutive wins, cried at the mistake. On this day, NC Eric Peddy put on a show of strength, striking out 9 in 6 innings,먹튀검증 but the defense collapsed and allowed 3 runs (2 earned). NC collapsed 3-10 to KT, ending the 5-game winning streak.
Lotte Han Hyun-hee, who joined the Giant Corps after twists and turns, reported the first win of the season. Han Hyun-hee had a head-to-head confrontation with LG ace Casey Kelly that day. Han Hyun-hee recorded 4 hits (1 home run), 5 walks, 3 strikeouts and 5 runs in 5 innings, but with the help of the other line, she won 1 win. Lotte won 8-7 against LG. Hanwha also defeated KIA 5-1 that day and achieved its first winning series of the season.