Ace-level pitchers from each team scrambled , but
influences such as WBC appearances, most of the hits Buchanan
, Suarez, and Kelly also hunted
4 teams were injured
by foreign players. it’s okay We’ve played two matches now, but the momentum of each team’s batting line is fierce. The 2023 professional baseball, which opened on the 1st, is predicting a hot April with a firepower showdown.
The best pitchers from 10 clubs were all out for the opening two games, but they could not stop the opponent’s bat that was on fire from the start of the league. 119 points were poured out in 10 games over two days. That’s 11.9 points per game. The score was nearly twice as high as the 10 games (66 points) in the opening two games last season.
In Jamsil on the 1st, Lotte and Doosan scored a total of 22 points. On the 2nd, LG and KT had a firefight, 10-9, 1 point difference온라인바카라.
LG and KT selected national team pitchers Kim Yun-sik and So-jun So-jun, who returned from the World Baseball Classic (WBC), as starting pitchers, but the results were premature. Kim Yun-shik came down from the bases loaded in the second inning safely after allowing 2 runs in the 1st inning, and So-jun So-jun allowed 9 runs while getting 10 hits in 2.1 innings. Another national team member, Koo Chang-mo (NC), who faced Samsung in Daegu, also failed to complete 5 innings, allowing 6 runs in 4.1 innings.
Eui-ri Lee (KIA) won the starting game with 3 runs and 1 earned run in 5 innings, but the pitching was not good. He allowed six walks while striking out three. While he had to pick up his pace through exhibition matches, he was called up to the WBC, and he felt the aftermath of not throwing many balls. His restraint was not as good as usual, and his pitching was also shaken. Only Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG), who had a good fight against KIA in the opening game on the 1st with 5 innings and 1 run, was worthy of the name of the national team.
Foreign aces who have been verified in the KBO for many years also failed to live up to expectations. Foreign one-two punch David Buchanan and Albert Suarez, the core of Samsung Electric Power, combined for 8 innings, getting 17 hits and allowing 10 runs. Casey Kelly (LG) hit 2 home runs in 5.1 innings and collapsed with 6 runs against KT, who was strong enough to record an average ERA of 1.80 in 10 starts until last year. For two days, 11 foreign pitchers from 10 clubs started, but only Eric Peddy (NC) allowed no runs, and only Wes Benjamin (KT) and Sean Anderson (KIA) made quality starts.
Of course, these pitchers are highly likely to get back on track if they recover. However, there is a bigger reason for anticipating a strike in April. Four teams including Hanwha, Doosan, NC, and SSG lost one of their foreign one-two punches due to injury. For a while, there is no choice but to turn the rotation with a substitute starter. If the foreign starter, who should be able to handle innings stably, leaves, the bullpen load will increase and it can adversely affect the overall pitching staff.
How well you can withstand the’hot April’ is emerging as a variable at the beginning of the 2023 season.