‘Glasses Ace’ Park Se-woong (Lotte) pitched well against Sasik KT on April 26, giving up two runs on seven hits in six innings with three walks and five strikeouts. He came off the mound in the seventh inning with a 3-2 lead and the requirements to win the game. However, the bullpen collapsed and he would have to wait until next time to get his sixth win of the season. The win was not without consequences.
“Yesterday was the heaviest day I’ve pitched this season,” Park told reporters before the game on Sunday. It’s a positive thing that I was able to last until the sixth inning. (Noh) Jin-hyuk’s good defense was also a big help.”
Park has been on a three-game quality start streak since his last start against SSG on April 15, after falling into a five-game losing streak from Sasik LG Electronics on April 8 to Gochuk Kiwoom on April 9.
“My pitches are working well enough that I can throw them on the course I want. I’m getting the ball count in my favor, and I have a lot of different pitches that I can use as deciding pitches. That makes it a lot easier for me to match up with hitters. In yesterday’s game, I gave up three walks, but I was able to get out of the jam because I had the advantage in the count, so I was able to minimize the runs.” Park said.
He also credits pitching coach Kim Hyun-wook and catcher Lee Jung-geun. “Coach Kim Hyun-wook told me, ‘Throw the ball in the strike zone instead of trying to lure them in with the ball,'” Park said. It helped me a lot,” he said, adding, “(Jung) Bo-geun saved my life. Please write about him in the article. After Bo-geun came to the first team, I definitely got better. When I lost five games in a row, he came over and gave me CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) right away,” he laughed.
Park Se-woong is the ace of the Hangzhou Asian Games team led by Ryu Jung-il. “I’m going to the Asian Games to represent not only my club but also Korea, so I have more responsibility. “When I had a bad game, I tried hard to find my form quickly, but I’m slowly improving my pace, which is positive,” he said.토토사이트
Kwak Bin (Doosan), who was named to the Hangzhou Asian Games squad, earned his first 10-win season with eight innings of four-hit ball, three walks and five strikeouts against SSG in Jamsil on May 25. “Even if I pitch like this, the aces are (Park) Se-woong-i and (Moon) Dong-joo (Hanwha). I’m definitely not. I’m trusting them. I told Dong-ju, ‘You have to do it,'” he laughed, adding, “Of course, I have to do well, but I’ll try to do well with other players. Maybe (Noh) Si-hwan (Hanwha) will do it too.”
In response, Park Se-woong said, “I feel like Bieber is putting pressure on me through the interview,” and added, “In international competitions, every pitcher has to feel like an ace. I also want to give my all to win the gold medal for the Korean baseball team and make up for the disappointment of the Tokyo Olympics and WBC.”