“I expect you to bring a breaking ball with you”…”Straightball ratio ↑” Yoon Young-chul’s two runs in five innings made him win for the second time

Yoon Young-chul (KIA Tigers) pitched hard and won his second victory of the season.

Yoon Young-chul started the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League showdown against the Hanwha Eagles at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 12th and pitched hard with three hits, two outs and four strikeouts (one earned run) in five innings to secure his second win of the season.핑크알바

Yoon’s start was unsettling. In the bottom of the first inning, he sent out Jonathan Pereza due to an error by catching the pitcher with one out and no runner. Then, Roh’s hit put him on the verge of hitting the first and second bases. Afterwards, Chae Eun-seong induced him to hit a grounder to the shortstop, and caught the front runner, Roh Si-hwan, and the team had two outs and runners on the first and third bases. However, third baseman Kim Do-young made a catch error at An Chi-hong’s at-bat. Peraza entered the home ground. Afterwards, he struck out Moon and did not allow any additional runs.

Yoon started the game by allowing a walk to leadoff hitter Choi Jae-hoon in the bottom of the second inning, but handled Lee Do-yoon, Lim Jong-chan and Choi In-ho with poor batting. In the bottom of the third inning, he completed the first three-out inning of the game. In the fourth inning, he got a hit by leadoff hitter Ahn Chi-hong, but struck out Moon Hyun-bin and caught Choi Jae-hoon and Lee Do-yoon with fly balls. In the bottom of the fifth inning, he got his second three-out strikeout.

Yoon Young-chul kept the mound in the sixth inning, but he came off the mound by allowing a double to leadoff hitter Roh Si-hwan and a walk to Chae Eun-sung. Jang Hyun-sik, who took over the baton, struck out An Chi-hong and walked Moon Hyun-bin, putting the bases on the verge of being loaded, and Choi Jae-hoon hit a timely RBI, and the successor came in. Lee Do-yoon then caught a fly ball to the left field, and Socrates Brito handled Chae Eun-sung, who tags up, with an accurate throw.

Since then, there has been support from the batters, and bullpen pitchers have not handed over the lead to Hanwha, and KIA has won 8-4.

On the day, Yoon threw 77 balls. He mixed four-seam fastball (34), slider (19), change-up (12), cutter (9) and curve (3). The maximum speed of his pitches was 143 km/h.

After the game, Yoon said, “I set a strategy with Han to focus on pitching fastballs before the game, and I’m satisfied with the result. I’m even happier that my team won.”

“I expected that the opposing batters would come to the batter’s box with a goal on the breaking ball in today’s game because (I) have a high rate of use of breaking balls,” he continued. “The number of pitches per inning was well controlled compared to the last game and generally the game went as I thought, but it’s a shame that I couldn’t finish in the sixth inning.”

All 12,000 seats were sold out in the game. Not only Hanwha fans but also KIA fans visited the stadium to cheer for them. “Thank you so much for coming to the stadium for the away game as well. It gave me great strength thanks to you, and I will do my best to win the next game by preparing well for the next game,” Yoon said.

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