“Ace” returns after 12 days, pitching hard for 2 runs in 6 innings…I got two rabbits to avenge SSG after losing consecutive games

Daegu Reporter Kim Gun-ho] “I wanted to make up for the last game’s poor performance.”

Won Tae-in (Samsung Lions) started the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League SSG Landers match at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 19th and won his sixth win (three losses) of the season by pitching hard with five hits, three strikeouts and two runs (one earned run) in six innings.유흥알바

It was his first appearance in 12 days since the game against Kiwoom Heroes in Gocheok on the 7th. Won Tae-in, who was on the injured list due to shoulder injury after the game against Kiwoom, returned after a break.

Won started off the first inning after getting a hit by leadoff hitter Jihoon Choi. However, he struck out Choo. Jihoon Choi’s catcher Kang Min-ho also blocked Jihoon Choi’s steal, and instantly increased the out count to two. He then grounded out Choi Jeong to the third base.

Since then, Won has displayed stable performance. In the top of the second inning, he grounded out to pitcher Heredia and Han Yu-seom, and Park Sung-han to fly to left field. In the third inning, he struck out Kim Min-sik with a fly ball to center field and Ko Myung-joon and Park Ji-hwan.

Won faced his first crisis in the top of the fourth inning. He caught Jihoon Choi with a catcher’s foul fly, but Choo’s walk and Choi Jeong-hit made it to the first and second bases. He then drove a fly ball to center field, but Choo went to the third base in the meantime. He lost a point after being hit by an RBI double by Han Yu-seom when he was about to hit the first and third bases. However, he did not allow any more runs as he grounded out to the first base.

Won was in crisis again in the top of the fifth inning. After getting an infield hit by Kim Min-sik and a hit by Ko Myung-jun, Park Ji-hwan’s sacrifice bunt made the score one out, with runners on the second and third bases. However, he did not lose any points as he grounded out to Jihoon Choi and Choo Shin-soo to the first base.

Won Tae-in, who walked Choi Jeong, the first batter in the top of the sixth inning, induced Heredia to hit a grounder to shortstop to catch the first runner. Then, Han Yu-seom’s throw made it to second base with two outs. Then, he threw the ball to Park Sung-han three consecutive pitches, and sent it to fourth pitch on an automatic basis. He faced Kim Min-sik, and gave up one run due to a catch error by first baseman Lee Chang-yong. Afterwards, he turned Ko into a foul fly to the first baseman, and allowed no additional run.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Samsung scored three more points to turn the game around, and Won Tae-in stepped down from the mound to become a winning pitcher. Since then, Samsung’s batters have scored four points in the seventh inning and five points in the eighth inning.

On May 14, Won suffered a setback in the match against the Incheon SSG, shaking with four runs in six innings. However, he met the SSG again at home in a month and managed to avenge him by allowing two runs in six innings.

After the game, Won Tae-in said, “With the team having jinxes that have recently won consecutive games and lost consecutive games, today was a day to lose.” I wanted to break that jinx, and personally, I wanted to make up for my poor performance in the last game against SSG. I think I was able to become a winning pitcher thanks to (Kang) Min-ho’s lead and fielders.”

He took the mound for the first time in 12 days due to injury. “I focused on recovery during the entry cancellation period. As I skipped the starting rotation, I think I had time to recharge so that I could throw as well as the game I couldn’t throw.”

He also expressed his gratitude to batters for scoring 13 points to win the game. “If I had scored from the beginning, I would have been able to lead the game comfortably. Still, I want to express my gratitude to batters who turned the tables and led the team to victory,” Won said.

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