Choi Won-joon, ace of the Doosan Bears, once again tasted the bitter taste of defeat instead of victory. The batters’ bats failed to score a single point while Choi Won-joon was guarding the mound.
Doosan lost 0-3 in the 4th game of the season against the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 10th. With a 5-2 victory the previous day, he was unable to continue the upward trend that broke his three-game losing streak and bowed his head.
Choi Won-joon, who started as a starting pitcher, also suffered 3 losses in the season. Choi Won-joon recorded a quality start with 7 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 3 runs in 7 innings, but after the opening, the victory was unsuccessful.
Choi Won-joon developed an aggressive pitch based on the combination of a fastball with a maximum velocity of 141 km and a slider, his main weapon. He also had only one walk and managed pitches well, throwing 87 pitches through the seventh inning.
At the end of the 3rd inning, 1 out, 1st and 2nd base, Seung-min Koh scored a double with 1 RBI, and at the end of the 4th, lead hitter An Chi-hong allowed a solo home run, but in the 5th and 6th innings, he recorded a quality start without giving up additional runs.
However, the Doosan lineup could not respond to Choi Won-joon’s good pitch. He did not score a single point in 6⅔ innings against Lotte starting pitcher Charlie Barnes. Even after Barnes went down from the maun, he knelt down with a defeat, unable to use his strength against Lotte Pil Seung-jo, which led to Koo Seung-min and Kim Won-joong.
Choi Won-joon kept the mound at the end of the 7th inning, but his earned run increased to 3 as he hit a 1-run double from Yu Kang-nam with 1 out and 2 base. However, he struck out Dong-hee Yoon and Min-seok Kim as a floating ball in left field, and did his part to the end and finished the mound.
Prior to the match, Choi Won-joon was recording an average ERA of 4.03 with 2 losses in 5 games of the season. In 3 out of 5 games, even after pitching quality starts, the batting line did not burst and the horseman could not report victory.토토사이트
The league average for assists per game by starting pitchers was 4.61, but Choi Won-joon’s was only 1.55. In the case of the game that day, he did not receive a single support shot at all, adding to the regret.
Prior to the game, Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Hitters have never helped Choi Won-joon when he threw, but now it’s time to help.” had indicated
Also, while emphasizing that “Choi Won-joon has not yet had a win, it is important to win the first win quickly”, but the wish of the command tower was unfortunately not fulfilled.