Saving a bases-loaded walk gave me hope on a day when the 157-mph ace was out…32-year-old right-hander from Upton Park emerges as a force to be reckoned with

Seongi Kim started as a starter in the 2023 토토사이트 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League game against KT Wiz held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 2nd and pitched well in 6 innings, allowing 3 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, and no runs, and succeeded in his first win of the season. It has been exactly 720 days since Kim Seon-ki achieved a win as a starter against the Busan Lotte Giants on September 12, 2021. He also achieved his 10th career win (113 games, 7 losses, 2 saves, 8 holds, 5.58 ERA).

Kim Seon-gi recently pitched a salty pitch against the hot KT batting lineup. In the first inning, Kim Hye-seong’s error and a ball that hit his body led to an uneasy start with runners on first and second base, but he hit Anthony Alford with a fly ball to right field, struck out Byeong-ho Park with a missed swing, and tagged out Bae Jeong-dae, who was attempting to steal base. He gave up a hit to Oh Yoon-seok in the second inning, and a walk to Bae Jeong-dae in the third, but did not allow any runs.

Kim Seon-ki, who made light three-way innings in the 4th and 5th innings, grounded Kang Hyeon-woo in the 6th inning, and then received consecutive hits from Kim Min-hyuk and Bae Jeong-dae. He hit Alford with a fly ball, but gave up a walk to Byung-ho Park. Crisis with bases loaded with 2 outs. He ended the inning without allowing a run by hitting Jae-Gyun Hwang with a fly ball to center field.

Afterwards, Yoon Seok-won, Ha Young-min, and Kim Jae-woong held the KT batting lineup scoreless for three innings, protecting Kim Seon-gi and Kiwoom’s victory.

Kim Seon-ki, who joined the Seattle Mariners in 2009, continued his career as a player in the United States and was released after the 2014 season. After completing his national defense duties in the Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Sangmu), Kim Seon-gi joined the Heroes as the 8th pick in the second round in 2018 and has been active as a starter and bullpen until now.

Then he recently joined the starting rotation. It was to fill the void left by Jeong Chan-heon. He was shaken in the Gocheok Doosan Bears game on August 22nd and the Daegu Samsung Lions game on August 27th, with 8 hits and 5 runs (2 earned) in 4 innings, and 8 hits and 5 runs in 5 innings, respectively, but not on this day. He threw his own ball powerfully.

Recently, Kiwoom’s starting lineup has been shaking. Korean ace Choi Won-tae went to the LG Twins through a trade, and Ian McKinney, who joined in place of Eric Jokish, is not performing well. Veteran starter Jeong Chan-heon left due to injury, and news broke that Ahn Woo-jin would undergo Tommy John surgery that day.

In such a situation, Kim Seon-ki’s good pitching was enough to provide a ray of hope for Kiwoom fans. Kim Seon-ki, who achieved a meaningful victory on the day the news of Ace’s departure was announced, is raising expectations as to whether he will be able to show a good performance as a starter in the future.

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