This time, he also took the mound in the first eight innings of the season, completely overpowering the KIA lineup

This time, Detrick Ens (33, LG) pitched hard.

Ence started against KIA in Jamsil on the 10th and pitched 7.1 innings of two hits, one walk, and six strikeouts.룸알바

Ence, who joined LG this year and never took the mound in the seventh inning except for the match against Lotte on May 10 (one run in 6.1 innings), pitched himself until the eighth inning and blocked scoreless, making his best pitch since joining LG.

It completely silenced Kia’s batting lineup, which had exploded just on the previous day. Kim Do-young, Choi Hyung-woo and Na Sung-bum, who had eight hits and nine RBIs on the previous day, failed to garner even one hit against N.C.E.

Ence allowed no hits until the seventh inning and the top of the fourth inning except for a left-handed hit that he gave up to No. 2 Choi Won-joon after one out. After one out in the top of the eighth inning, he gave up a heavy hit to Kim Sun-bin after fighting up to 13 pitches, and eventually withdrew to 97 pitches with one out and one on the first base with a 2-0 lead, but showed his best pitching this season.

LG Detrick N.S. pitches hard against KIA at Jamsil on the 10th. Yonhap News

After winning against Lotte on June 14, Ence played six innings consistently in three games, but failed to achieve victory. He was on the verge of winning in four games with his best pitch of the day, but failed to win his ninth victory of the season due to closing pitcher Yoo Young-chan’s blon save in the top of the ninth inning.

Ence showed off his outstanding pitching by throwing 54 fastballs up to 153 kilometers. He threw strong pitches that KIA batters could not touch at all.

LG has been considering changing its pitchers from foreign countries. It has shifted its plan to July, which it said it would wait until June. Both N.C. and Kelly began to stand up little by little, and after Casey Kelly’s one-hit shutout victory against Samsung on June 25, N.C. made his best pitching ever.

Having changed the mood quite stably since June, N.C. has been reborn as a pitcher who constantly throws six innings even if he loses a point. This time, he threw the ball from the mound until the eighth inning, providing an opportunity to improve himself.

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