“I trusted only my brother Dongwon and threw it”… Coming on the mound in the 8th inning with one out and 2nd and 3rd bases on base → 1⅔ innings of scoreless save, Go Woo-seok preserved the victory 

September 17, 2023 0 Comments

“(Park) Dong-won trusted only his brother and threw.”

Go Woo-seok (LG Twins) made a relief appearance in the first game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League doubleheader against SSG Landers held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 17th, recording 2 strikeouts and no runs in 1⅔ innings.

Kim Jin-seong, who came to the mound in the top of the 8th inning with a 5-3 lead, allowed a hit to Han Yu-seom and a walk to Joo-hwan Choi. Then, Kim Seong-hyun’s sacrifice bunt put the team on second and third base with one out.

In a crisis situation, LG put Go Woo-seok on the mound. Go Woo-seok안전놀이터 chose four-seam fastballs in all matches against pinch hitter Kim Kang-min. The first pitch was out of the zone, but the second pitch was put into the zone. He then induced a missed swing on both the 3rd and 4th pitches. Then, Choo Shin-soo was treated as a fly ball to center field in 3B1S, and the crisis was overcome without conceding a run. Both Kim Kang-min and Choo Shin-soo threw only four-seam fastballs.

LG’s batting line, which overcame the crisis, added 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to seal the game. Go Woo-seok, who also took the mound in the top of the 9th inning, mixed in breaking balls and hit three batters. He finished the game after setting up Ha Jae-hoon with a grounder, Choi Jeong with a fly ball to second base, and Guillermo Heredia with a strikeout.

Go Woo-seok achieved his second 5-out save this season. After the Suwon KT Wiz match on the 5th, he once again took charge of 1⅔ innings and secured the team’s victory.

The game on this day was suspended due to heavy rain during LG’s attack in the bottom of the 6th inning. The game resumed after 70 minutes. After the game, Go Woo-seok said, “First of all, it was raining and the weather was bad, but I would like to thank the people who prepared us so that we could play well. I think we were able to play because of our good preparation.”

Next, Go Woo-seok said about his pitching situation, “I was able to win the game as the fielders gave up points. (5-out save) The break was long, and I was able to prepare well because I was told in advance that I could go out with 2 outs in the 8th inning, so I had to prepare accordingly. “When I came up to the mound, I spoke to (Park) Dong-won first and told him that I would trust only him and throw. I am thankful that I was able to finish well by giving Dong-won an appropriate sign for the ball I wanted to throw,” he said.

Lastly, he said, “It rained intermittently and the game was stopped, but I gained strength thanks to the support of many fans. Thank you.”

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