“I’ve shown good form before, but in the end, my pitching is important to survive in the first team”
The Kiwoom Heroes have removed Joo Seung-woo from the first team roster and called up Yang Ji-yul and Kim Xiang ahead of their game against the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Tuesday.
The 2022 first-round draft pick has a 1.157 ERA in six games 온라인카지노(seven innings) this season. In his last outing, Kiwoom took the mound in the top of the ninth inning with a 10-3 lead, but after getting two outs, he gave up three consecutive singles and was removed from the game. Keum narrowly avoided a ninth straight loss by scoring five runs in the bottom of the ninth for a 10-8 victory.
“It’s hard to break a losing streak,” said manager Hong Won-ki. “During the losing streak, we had some unfortunate come-from-behind losses and some easy losses. I think it’s very hard to break the losing streak,” he said. “Yesterday’s game was harder than the losing streak. Baseball is not easy,” he sighed.
Regarding Joo Seung-woo, who was expunged from the first team, manager Hong Won-ki said, “He has shown good performances before, but in the end, to survive in the first team, it’s important to have good control. No matter how good he pitches, if he collapses so suddenly, there is a problem with his technique. I need to polish it a little more. In order to grow and survive in the first team, I emphasize again that the first thing is fastball power.”
Kim Hye-sung, who was substituted due to injury in the previous game on the eighth, played as the designated hitter on the ninth and went 4-for-4 with three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. “We don’t have them now, but Lee Jung-hoo and Kim Hye-sung are the players who led our offense. There is definitely a difference between having them and not having them. But we have to think about how we can win without them. Only then can we become a strong team.”