It looked like it would collapse soon, but it didn’t sit down helplessly.
Kiwoom Heroes’ new foreign pitcher Ian McKinney (29) struggled in his debut match. He made his first appearance against the Doosan Bears on the 25th and gave up 2 runs in 4 innings. He got 5 hits and gave up 3 walks, giving up 2 runs. Usually, batters often have difficulties when they meet unfamiliar pitchers, but a different picture emerged in this game.아톰카지노
Departure was uneasy. Heo Kyung-min, the lead batter, was sent out with a straight walk. Then, Jung Soo-bin in the second hit a heavy hit, and 1 company, 1st and 2nd bases. In the 4th time, Yang Eui-ji hit a heavy hit, and Kim Jae-hwan hit another heavy hit at the 1st, 1st and 3rd bases. He allowed 2 runs while catching 1 out count. Then, Kang Seung-ho, number 6, was sent out on a walk, and the bases were loaded with one out, but Kim Jae-ho was treated as a double stroke to end the inning. The number of pitches in one inning was 35. It looked dangerous.
In the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings, the lead batter was sent out in a row. After giving up a hit in the top of the second inning, he treated the third hitter as a criminal hit. In the top of the third inning, Yang Seong-hwan got an infield hit and allowed the base to be stolen. He blocked subsequent hitters without a hit. In the beginning of the 4th inning, after a walk, the runner went to second base with a wild throw, but passed it without any additional runs. Doosan batters were in a hurry, and luck followed.
Out of 82 pitches, only 48 were strikes, 58.5%. It was partly because there were many walks before the first ball was caught, but the difference between balls and strikes was large. His fastball speed was also not impressive. He recorded a top speed of 145 km/h and an average of 142 km/h. He threw a changeup (22), cutter (14) and curveball (13) in addition to fastball (33). He had neither an overwhelming pitch nor a tricky pitch.
McKinney is a replacement for Eric Yokisi, who has been an ace for the past five years. He can’t help but get some attention. Yokishi, who has won 56 wins (36 losses, ERA of 2.85) in 130 games, has to fill the void, but in the first game, a question mark was attached.
Actually, he didn’t have high expectations. He had no major league career, going 49-31 with a 3.59 earned run average in 176 minor league games. He appeared in 8 games in the American Independent League this year and threw a total of 46⅔ innings. He went 4-1 with a 4.24 earned run average.
It was to the extent that coach Hong Won-ki said, ahead of his first appearance on the 25th, “I didn’t look enough because there was no video footage before deciding to recruit.”
I wonder what McKinney will do in the next game.