LG Twins closer Ko Woo-seok achieved the first save of the season.
LG won 4-2 in an away game against Hanwha Eagles in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 21st and achieved 3 consecutive wins. Go Woo-seok took the mound in the bottom of the 8th inning with the team leading 4-2, and completed the victory by blocking 1⅓ innings without a run.
LG led by 4 points, but was chased by Lee Jung-yong’s 2 runs at the end of the 8th inning. After Lee Jeong-yong and Kim Jin-seong, LG took out the Ko Woo-seok card in a crisis with 2 outs and 1st and 3rd bases. Go Woo-seok faced pinch hitter Brian O’Grady, striking out on a swing by O’Grady and succeeding in evolving the crisis.
Ko Woo-seok, who climbed the mound at the end of the 9th inning without a score change, struck out Choi Jae-hoon, caught Moon Hyun-bin’s ground ball himself, and turned Park Jung-hyun into a center fielder’s floating ball, and the game was over. It was the moment when Go Woo-seok, who had to leave due to a shoulder injury right before the opening, made his first save in his second appearance of the season.
After the game, Ko Woo-seok said, “I had a bit of trouble balancing when I went up the next inning after resting an inning, but I think he blocked it well. Still, he looked back, saying, “My balance improved while throwing the ball, so I will try to remember this feeling well so that I can come out in a better shape in the next game.”
It’s not common to give 4 out counts to a finisher with a high chance of fighting. In other words, it was a bench decision, and Ko Woo-seok and his teammates were already ready to accept this decision.
Go Woo-seok said,토토사이트 “The manager and coaches are trying to manage as much as possible, but there is a story between our pitchers. In order to gain something, there has to be a change, if we want to go to a higher place without thinking that it is difficult here, in order to gain something, there must be a loss.
It was the first save that marked the end of the twists and turns. It may be a save that announces the twists and turns in the future. Go Woo-seok said, “I don’t pitch or prepare for a game for the sake of a save. Still, I feel good.”