“I’m ready for six innings”.
KIA Tigers rookie Yoon Young-chul has made two consecutive quality starts. He is now turning into an innings-eater.
On April 4, Yoon pitched six innings against the Hanwha Eagles at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field, allowing three runs on nine hits (two home runs) and two walks. The team’s offense scored nine runs to earn the win. Seven wins on the season.
Continued his late-season surge with a no-hitter against the Lotte Giants in Gwangju on July 29, throwing six innings of one-hit ball with four strikeouts. This is his sixth QS of the season.
Against a Hanwha batting lineup that has been strong of late, he left runners on base in each inning but kept the damage to a minimum. In the first inning, he gave up back-to-back singles to Oh Sun-jin and Kim Tae-yeon, and in the second inning, he gave up a walk to Moon Hyun-bin to put runners on the corners, but he struck out Lee Jin-young to end the threat.
In the second inning, he was shaky after giving up back-to-back singles to Park Sang-un and Lee Do-yoon, but struck out the next two batters. In the third inning, he gave up a double to Moon Hyun-bin.
But he was shaken by a home run. In the fourth inning, he gave up a leadoff home run to Williams. In the fifth inning, Kim Tae-yeon singled to left and then Noh Si-hwan hit a double to right to make it 3-4. However, they managed to get five outs in the sixth inning for a quality start.
The bats responded with three runs in the fifth and two in the ninth to secure the win. Lim Ki-young secured the win with a scoreless seventh and eighth inning. In particular, the bullpen minimized its consumption by going six innings for the second game in a row, as it has been struggling in recent days.
“We had a lot of bullpen appearances during the (Pohang) game, so I’m glad that the idea of pitching six innings in today’s game turned out to be a good result,” Yoon said after the game.
“I tried to follow the lead of my catcher (Han Jun-soo), with whom I was in sync today, as much as possible. I had a crisis in the first inning, but I pitched with the lead and did a good job of protecting it, and I was able to get a six-inning quality start. I want to say thank you to Jun-soo,” he said.
The two home runs, however, were a problem. “The two home runs were both mistakes, and I think the hitters made good pitches, so I’m not going to worry too much about it. In my next start, I’ll try to make fewer mistakes,” he said.
“There were a lot of fans at the ballpark today, and their support helped the team win. The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and I will manage my physical condition well and prepare for the next game so that the team can win.” 카지노사이트