Doosan Bears right-hander sidearm pitcher Choi Won-joon failed to find an opportunity to escape from sluggishness.
Choi Won-joon started the 2023 professional baseball KBO League NC Dinos match held at Changwon NC Park on the 30th.메이저놀이터
Choi Won-joon, who did not follow his luck despite good pitching at the beginning of the season, faltered with 7 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and 5 runs in 4 innings against Suwon KT Wiz (3-7 Doosan loss) on the 21st, just before the NC game.
Doosan Choi Won-joon failed to rebound even in the match against Changwon NC on the 30th. Photo = Reporter Kim Young-gu
Since then, Choi Won-joon took a sufficient rest of 9 days due to the cancellation of the rain. However, he was unable to digest long innings with sluggish pitching on this day as well. Choi Won-joon, who came down the mound at the end of the 4th inning, where the team trailed 0-5, will take his 5th loss (1 win) of the season if Doosan loses without being able to tie the score.
The start wasn’t bad. In the bottom of the first inning, lead hitter Son Ah-seop got a left-handed hit, but Park Min-woo (shortstop straight hit), Park Gun-woo (second baseman fly), and Jason Martin (strikeout) were put to rest one after another.
However, he was shaken in the bottom of the second inning. He struck out first batter Kwon Hee-dong, but allowed follow-up Park Se-hyeok to hit in the middle of the right. Following this, Won-Jun Choi dedicated his first run to Hyeong-Jun Yoon with an RBI, a timely double that fell to the left of the left fielder. He struck out Kim Joo-won and Seo Ho-cheol and blocked them with a fly to left field, and did not concede any additional runs.
He was also anxious in the bottom of the third inning. He walked A-seop Son. Afterwards, Park Min-woo and Park Gun-woo induced a fly to the left fielder and a straight hit to the second baseman, but Martin hit a hit that fell in the middle of the right and faced 2 out 1 and 3 base. Fortunately, he caught Kwon Hee-dong with a shortstop fly and avoided a run.
However, Choi Won-joon could not overcome the hurdle. In the bottom of the 4th inning, after blocking Park Se-hyeok with a center fielder fly, Hyung-jun Yoon (double), Joo-won Kim (ball hit), and Ho-cheol Seo (walk) all got on base and were driven to the bases with one out. In the end, he was hit by Son Ah-seop with 2 RBIs right at the right time, and Park Min-woo allowed 1 RBI at the right time and bowed his head. In the situation right after, Park Min-woo stepped on second base and tried to advance to third base, but it seemed to change the atmosphere as he was out, but the follow-up hitter Park Kun-woo also hit a double at the right time with 1 RBI.
Then, the Doosan bench eventually replaced the pitcher with Hyung-beom Lee. Choi Won-joon’s earned runs did not increase as Hyung-beom Lee did not give up a home to Won-jun Choi’s successor, Kun-woo Park.
The final result was 3.2 innings, 8 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts and 5 runs. The total number of pitches was 84, and the maximum speed was measured up to 141 km.