Up 3-0 in the bottom of the ninth. The best finish fell apart. On the 6th against Suwon KT. Gave up four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out just two in a 3-2 loss. Second blown save of the season. The pain was intense.토토사이트
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 something noteworthy.
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 decisive hit.
The game between LG and KT at Katie Weeds Park in Suwon on June 6. LG closer Go Woo-seok in the ninth inning.
The game between LG and KT at Katie Weeds Park in Suwon on Saturday. LG’s Go Woo-seok gets Kim Min-hyuk out with an infield grounder in the ninth inning.
Go Woo-seok recently had a slight disagreement with LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop over ball placement.
“We had a meeting with the two catchers and talked about pitching design to reduce the percentage of changeups,” Yoon said before the game on Friday, adding, “Woo-seok’s 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 you will have a hard time competing.” 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 or my fastball, but I want to throw all my pitches at their best,” he said, hinting at his pursuit of perfection with a variety of pitches.
The 2023 KBO League game between the LG Twins and the Doosan Bears was held at Jamsil Stadium on July 31. LG manager Yeom Kyung-yup.
After throwing 22 pitches the day before, Ko threw 36 pitches today. Nineteen fastballs accounted for just over half. 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 an out-of-bounds grounder to third base, but a rushed third baseman, Moon Bo-kyung, dropped the ball in his haste, ending the comeback.
The 2023 KBO League game between the LG Twins and SSG Landers was held at SSG Landers Field on the 20th. LG closer Ko Woo-seok gives up a run on a wild pitch when SSG’s Kim Kang-min batted with two outs in the eighth inning.
Why did Go Woo-seok take a changeup on this day?
Compared to the day before, when he had a day off, neither his fastball velocity nor his changeup was very good. Out of 19 fastballs, 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.