At the end of the 5th inning, 8 wins flew in front of my eyes… Yun Young-cheol · Moon Dong-ju Rookie of the Year race back into the fog?

KIA Tigers’ “Baby Tiger” Yoon Young-cheol won his 8th season right in front of his eyes. It was at the end of the 5th inning that I couldn’t catch the remaining out count. The rivalry between Hanwha Eagles pitcher Moon Dong-ju and Rookie of the Year is in the mood to fall into the fog again.

KIA won 13-5 against Sajik Lotte Giants on August 12th. With this victory, KIA recovered the win rate to 50% with 45 wins, 2 draws and 45 losses in the season, and pursued the 5th place Doosan Bears by 1.5 games.

On this day, KIA put Yoon Young-chul on the starting mound. The team’s batting lineup is Choi Won-joon (1st baseman) – Park Chan-ho (shortstop) – Kim Do-young (3rd baseman) – Na Seong-beom (right fielder) – Choi Hyeong-woo (left fielder) – Socrates (center fielder) – Ko Jong-wook (designated hitter) – Han Jun-su (catcher) – Hong Jong-pyo (2) made up of Lusu).

From the beginning of the first inning, the KIA lineup moved actively. KIA scored first with Na Seong-beom’s one RBI and timely double in the second base opportunity created by Kim Do-young’s walk and the opponent’s pitcher check error after two outs in the first inning.

When Yoon Yeong-cheol started cleanly at the end of the first inning with a tripartite, KIA scored an additional run with Han Jun-soo’s 1 RBI and a timely hit in the second and third base chances created by Socrates’ walk and Ko Jong-wook’s right-handed hit in the top of the second inning. Since then, Choi Won-jun, Park Chan-ho, and Choi Hyung-woo’s consecutive timely hits widened the score to 6-0.

From the beginning of the game, Yoon Young-cheol continued to throw the ball under the support of the hot team batting line. Yoon Young-cheol scored the first run of the day after being hit by a double from left fielder Jeon Jun-woo at the end of the second inning, and then hit a timely double by Gudrum in the middle of the right-middle in a one-out third base crisis. However, Yoon Young-chul prevented additional runs by turning Kim Min-seok and Roh Jin-hyeok back with first baseman ground balls and strikeouts on swings and misses, respectively.

Yoon Yeong-chul blocked the end of the third inning with a tripartite offense, and was in danger again at the end of the fourth inning, allowing a double and a walk after one out. However, Yoon Young-chul, who took a breather after the opponent failed to steal third base, caught Gu Drum as a floating ball in left field and ended the inning without conceding a run.

As the KIA line-up added 2 points, the score before the defense widened to 8-1 at the end of the 5th inning. Yoon Young-cheol’s 8th win of the season was in an atmosphere that was approaching.

However, at the end of the 5th inning, Yoon Young-chul suddenly started to shake. Yoon Yeong-cheol scored two runs after being hit with doubles by Roh Jin-hyeok and Son Seong-bin at the end of the 5th inning. Afterwards, Ahn Kwon-soo hit right handedly and Ahn Chi-hong hit a RBI double at the right time, and the crisis continued.

Yoon Yeong-cheol gave up another run by giving Lee Jung-hoon an RBI on a grounder on first base in a crisis with 1 out 2 and 3 base. Follow-up hitter Jeon Jun-woo also hit a timely hit with 1 RBI, narrowing the score to 8 to 5. The KIA bench, which watched Yoon Young-chul’s concentration strikes, lowered Yun Young-cheol, who had only one out count to the winning pitcher, and raised Lim Ki-young. Lim Ki-young finished the long fifth inning by catching Jung-hoon as a floating ball in center field.

Yoon Young-chul and Moon Dong-ju, who will be racing for the rookie of the year in 2023, the first-come-first-served match for 10 wins in the season is also interesting

KIA, which started a counterattack, secured victory with Lee Woo-sung’s timely hit in the top of the 6th inning and a big inning with 4 runs in the top of the 8th inning. Lim Ki-young, who came to the mound for relief after two outs at the end of the 5th inning, achieved his second win of the season with 2.1 innings, no hits, 3 strikeouts, and no runs.

Yun Young-cheol, who had recently won 4 individual victories in a row before starting that day, swallowed the regret of losing his 8th win of the season with only one out count. Yoon Young-cheol pitched in 17 games (85 innings) this season and recorded 7-4, an average ERA of 4.13, 52 strikeouts, and a WHIP of 1.35. As a rookie pitcher who graduated from high school in his first year of joining, it is an atmosphere where he can get a big score in the Rookie of the Year race just by stably digesting the first-team selection rotation.안전놀이터

However, as Hanwha pitcher Moon Dong-ju, who has been in the team for two years, is in full bloom this season, the Rookie of the Year race is about to fall into the fog again. Moon Dong-ju appeared in 20 games (104.1 innings) this season and recorded 7-7, an average ERA of 3.28, 88 strikeouts and 39 strikeouts, a WHIP of 1.22. Comparing the records of the two players, it seems that Moon Dong-ju is again slightly superior.

The remaining variable in the Rookie of the Year race is the Hangzhou Asian Games. Since Moon Dong-ju joined the Asian Games baseball team at the end of September, it is expected that it will be difficult for him to pitch in the remainder of the season. Conversely, if Yoon Young-chul, who will continue to pitch for the rest of the season, improves his pitching index and achieves 10 or more wins in the season, the Rookie of the Year race can fall into chaos until the end. I wonder if the Tigers Pitcher Rookie King can be born in two years following Lee Eui-ri in 2021.

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