An Woo-jin (Kiwoom Heroes), who was hit by three consecutive hits and was in danger of a comeback, showed off an ace-like appearance by showing off a powerful pitch that struck out three pitches in three consecutive batters.
Ahn Woo-jin took the mound as a starting pitcher in a home game against the Doosan Bears held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 18th.
An Woo-jin was not in good condition, throwing 35 balls from the beginning of the first inning.
Ahn Woo-jin, who struck out No. 4 hitter Yang Seok-hwan after getting a single hit by lead batter Sue-bin Su and allowing third hitter Eui-ji Yang to walk, had a 13-pitch matchup with Jose Rojas, who faced Jose Rojas in the 2nd base, 1st and 2nd base.
Rojas kept fouling Ahn Woo-jin’s fastball, and on the 13th pitch pulled a low fastball to the body and connected it with 1 RBI double.
Ahn Woo-jin, who allowed the first run, ended the long first inning only after catching Heo Gyeong-min with a ground ball 스포츠토토.
Kiwoom’s batting line turned the game over by scoring two runs at the end of the first inning, and An Woo-jin also allowed only one hit from the second to fourth innings and tied the opponent’s batting line.
At the beginning of the 5th inning, with Kiwoom leading 3-1, a crisis came to An Woo-jin again.
8th hitter Jang Seung-hyun allowed a right-handed hit and 9th hitter Yoo-chan Lee allowed a double to the right field, hitting second and third base safely.
From then on, An Woo-jin’s strikeout march began.
He threw only three breaking balls and struck out Park Gye-beom as a looking strikeout, and also used a slider for deciding pitches to Yang Eui-ji to strike out a swing.
And to Yang Seok-hwan, he threw a slider and two fastballs in a row, striking out on a swing.
It was three batters in a row and struck out on three pitches.
An Woo-jin, who kept the mound in the 6th inning, took 3 outcounts with just 8 and completed his 8th quality start this season (within 3 earned runs over 6 starting innings).
The only thing that failed to complete a quality start in 9 starts this season was the Busan Lotte Giants match on the 30th of last month (5 innings, 1 earned run, 2 runs).
Ahn Woo-jin, who passed the mound to Yang Hyun in the 7th inning with a 3-2 lead, would reap his 3rd win of the season if the game ends as it is.