Doosan Bears pitcher Kim Dong-ju faced league first ace Ahn Woo-jin and pitched well until the 4th inning.
Kim Dong-joo recorded 4 innings, 2 hits, 4 strikeouts, 4 runs and 1 run in a match against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 13th. The number of pitches was 70 (44 strikes + 26 balls).
Kim Dong-ju, who won his starting debut victory with 6 scoreless innings in the NC game on the 6th, failed in the second win, but had a tight pitching battle with An Woo-jin. His highest fastball velocity was 148 km. He threw the most sliders and mixed splitters and curveballs.안전놀이터
After the game was canceled due to fine dust on the 12th, Kiwoom replaced Jang Jae-young with Ahn Woo-jin, but Doosan put 5th starter Kim Dong-ju on the 13th. Doosan could also pitch ace Raul Alcantara due to the date, but manager Lee chose the natural process.
Before the game on the 13th, coach Lee said, “If Dong-ju Kim doesn’t throw today, he could be pushed back a lot, so we decided to go as it should. It will help. Whether you win or lose, if you win again, you can improve.”
As coach Lee expected, Kim Dong-ju threw his ball without hesitation even when he met the best right-handed ace in the league. Kim Dong-joo’s pitch was so good that Kiwoom attempted a sacrifice bunt from the 4th inning.
Kim Dong-joo, who put a runner in scoring position for the first time with a hit and a wild throw in the third inning, struck out Kim Hye-seong on a swing at first out and second base, and Lee Hyung-jong returned to third baseman with a floating ball to finish the inning.
In the 4th inning, Kim Dong-joo sent lead hitter Lee Jung-hoo out with a hit ball, and with a sacrifice bunt, Kim Dong-joo became 1 out and 2 base, and then Park Joo-hong walked on base. Kim Dong-joo put Chan-hyeok Park out with a double stroke in the 1st and 1st and 2nd bases.
Kim Dong-ju walked Kim Hwi-jip after Lim Byung-wook hit in the 5th inning. Kim Dong-joo was replaced by Choi Ji-gang at the 1st and 2nd bases. The Doosan bench put Kang Soo, who quickly replaced Kim Dong-ju, in order not to miss the flow. Choi Ji-gang gave up an RBI sacrifice fly to Kim Hye-seong, and Kim Dong-joo’s own runs increased.