There was no failure twice.

KT Wiz closer Kim Jae-yoon, who pitched 3 innings for the team and took the mound again the next day, unfortunately hit a come-from-behind home run, defended the victory with a three-way comeback against SSG Landers, who met again after a day off.

Kim Jae-yoon went on the mound in the bottom of the 9th inning with a 3-0 lead in the away game against SSG held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 12th and easily defeated 3 batters with 5 balls to end the game.

Starter Wes Benjamin pitched perfectly, striking out all 20 batters with two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning, but failed to set a record when he was hit by a double from No. 3 Choi Jeong, but until the 8th inning, he was 1% short of perfection with 1 hit, no runs on 4 outs, and no runs. showed a fighting spirit. KT, which was ahead 1-0 thanks to Park Byung-ho’s timely hit in the top of the 6th inning, widened the score gap by taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the 9th inning thanks to Park Byeong-ho’s superior two-run shot. Benjamin threw 103 balls until the 8th inning. He could have attempted his first shutout in the KBO League, but after a four-day break, he had to pitch in a doubleheader game against the Hanwha Eagles to be held in Daejeon on the 17th, so he finished his pitch with 8 innings and handed it over to Kim Jae-yoon to close out the bottom of the 9th.

Kim Jae-yoon’s chance for revenge came right away.

In the home game against SSG held in Suwon on the 11th, Kim Jae-yoon took the mound in the top of the 9th inning with a 5-3 lead, and then hit a triple to Choi Ji-hoon, an RBI single to Choi Jeong, and a come-from-behind two-run gun to Park Seong-han, giving up 3 runs to turn the score around 5-6. He allowed it and became the losing pitcher.스포츠토토

The day before, on the 10th, against SSG, he came on the mound in the bottom of the 9th inning with the score tied at 8-8 and pitched 3 innings. At the time, I was thinking about taking the mound the next day, and when it came time for a save on the 11th, I naturally went to the mound and unfortunately allowed a comeback.

For a closing pitcher, a decrease in confidence when making a blown save can be a problem rather than skills such as pitch or ball control, but for Kim Jae-yoon, who has been in charge of KT’s closer for a long time and developed himself by vividly feeling both success and failure, such blown saves are not a problem. didn’t

Coincidentally, his first opponent that day was Park Seong-han, who hit a come-from-behind home run just two days ago. At the time, he threw a fastball of 145 km with a ball count of 2B2S and allowed a home run, but this time he won with a fastball as if he wanted to hit it again. The first pitch, a 143km fastball, was high, so it became a ball, but the second pitch, a 141km fastball, went into the center and became a grounder that went in front of the second baseman. In fact, even though the velocity was further reduced, Park Seong-han was encouraged to hit a big hit. Choo Shin-soo drew a grounder in front of the first baseman with a 143km fastball toward the body on the second pitch. The last player, Choi Ji-hoon, also caught a foul fly from first baseman with a fastball of 143 km on the first pitch. All five balls thrown that day were fastballs. Instead, he overpowered the opponent by throwing a fastball, the type of pitch that hit a home run, as a catch.

With the save on this day, Kim Jae-yoon recorded 26 saves. Following 31 saves in 2021 and 32 saves last year, he now has 30 saves for the third consecutive year and now has only 4 saves left. Kim Jae-yoon is taking on the challenge for the fourth time, following Lim Chang-yong (1998-2000), Oh Seung-hwan (2006-2008), and Son Seung-rak (2012-2014).

Kim Jae-yoon will become a free agent after this season, and there are rumors that several clubs are already showing interest, which is drawing interest.

On this day, Kim Jae-yoon’s back door, who completely completed Benjamin’s perfect victory and shook off the nightmare of two days ago, proved to be no problem.

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