National pitcher Kwak Bin (Doosan), who was the first starter in Korea and even used the expression ‘ace level’ by the coach, went down the mound after not being able to last for 2 innings. It was the result of going on the mound despite having a precursory symptom. His individual performance as well as the match result came back to the worst.
Kwak Bin pitched his worst pitch this season as a starter against the LG Twins in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 7th. He gave up 4 hits and 3 walks in 1⅓ innings, giving up 6 runs. Out of 41 pitches, only 23 were strikes. Doosan lost 1-11. 3 consecutive losses
A bigger problem than giving up the game is the reason for the replacement. An official from the Doosan club explained that the replacement was due to a recurrence of back pain. There is a possibility that it will affect the next mound.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop used the expression “I was uncomfortable” in a briefing before the game. It was not a concern about this appearance, but it was an expression used to explain why he got off after 90 pitches in 6 innings in the SSG match on April 30, the previous appearance.
However, the game on April 30 was a game in which Gwak Bin took a break for 8 days. If so, shouldn’t he have judged more sensitively in this game after taking a break on the 6th? Nevertheless, director Lee Seung-yeop said, “I expect about 100 or 110 pitches.” The reality was 41 districts, less than half of that.
The circumstances within the club and the grounds for judgment are unknown, but two things are certain. The Doosan bench tried to let the pitcher, who was uncomfortable even after taking a break on the 8th, after a 5-day break. The pitcher took six days off because the rain increased his rest day, but the pain did not go away. 스포츠토토
The problem started with the second pitcher, Choi Seung-yong, coming out after one out in the second inning. Choi Seung-yong, who took the mound from 1st, 1st and 3rd base, changed the outcount and score by catching the first batter, Kim Hyeon-soo, with a sacrifice fly to center fielder. However, he gave up a three-run home run to the next batter, Austin Dean. It was the moment when the leadership of the game passed to LG. Doosan eventually had no choice but to throw the game.
Kwak Bin’s personal record was also broken. Kwak Bin was nominated for KBO Monthly MVP, recording 3 wins and 1 loss with an ERA of 0.88 in 5 games in a month in April. However, in his first appearance in May, he allowed 6 runs in 1 1/3 innings and his earned run average soared to 2.53.