It was a shocking come-from-behind loss for LG.
Leading 3-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning. The best finish was lost. On the 6th against KT in Suwon. Gave up four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two in a 3-2 loss. Second blown save of the season. The pain was intense.
An important series against the second-place team. A chance to clinch the best-of-seven series, and a 7.5-game lead over second-place KT. We lost 5.5 games.
There was one noteworthy moment.
In the ninth inning, Go worked the count with his fastball and utilized his changeup, which included a slider, cutter, and curveball. It was the changeup that led to the game-winning hit.
Go had a recent disagreement with LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop over his pitch mix.
“I had a meeting with the two catchers and we talked about pitching design to reduce (Go’s) changeup percentage,” Yoon said before the game on May 5. “His strength is his fastball. If you have a fastball and a changeup, the fastball is going to go, and the changeup is going to go. If you go to a changeup, the ball count will be disadvantaged and it will be difficult to win.” He ordered a fastball-centered game.
However, Go Woo-seok had a slightly different idea.
In an interview after his five-hitter against KT on the 5th, he said, “I understand what the manager said. But I’m a little stubborn. Today, I got all the outs with my slider except for the last one. I want to throw all my pitches well, not just my changeup, not just my fastball, but I want to throw my best pitches,” he said, hinting at his pursuit of perfection with a variety of pitches.
After throwing 22 pitches the day before, Go threw 36 pitches today. Nineteen fastballs made up just over half of them. There were nine curves, five sliders, and three cutters. A pattern of working the count with his fastball and then breaking it up with his changeup.
The leadoff hitter, Moon Sang-chul, connected on a 150-kilometer fastball to left field for a double. Jang Sung-woo took a five-pitch slider at 2B2S for a single to center. Pinch-hitter Ahn Chi-young struck out on a three-pitch fastball-curveball-curveball at 0B2S.
Park threw mostly fastballs to Park, but he fouled off a fastball on a full count. He singled up the middle on a fastball-fastball-curveball to Bae Jae-dae, walked Kim Sang-soo on five straight fastballs to end a full count, and induced a grounder to first base on a slider at 0B2S to Kim Min-hyuk.
With the bases loaded, he induced a five-pitch cutter to Hwang Jae-gyun for a big grounder in front of the third baseman, but a hurried third baseman, Moon Bo-kyung, dropped the ball in his haste, ending the comeback.토토사이트
Go Woo-seok wondered why he went for the changeup today.
Compared to the day before, when he had a day off, neither his fastball velocity nor his changeup was very good. Of his 19 pitches, he threw 10 for strikes, just over half.
I tried to use different pitches than the hitters I faced the day before.
The day before, I had thrown a curveball to a batter who had been hit by a fastball. Moon Sang-chul, who had allowed a hit the day before with a cutter, was hit by a fastball for a double. Hwang Jae-gyun, who had struck out the previous day with a fastball, threw a cutter and gave up an RBI single.
I think I’m going to have to think a bit more about the distribution of fastballs and changeups in the future.