“I have no choice but to admit it.”
Lotte head coach Larry Sutton reviewed the previous day’s match (20th) ahead of the match against SSG Landers at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 21st, giving thumbs up to Kim Gwang-hyun’s perfect pitch, who was the opponent’s starting pitcher.
Lotte lost 0-5 in the game on the 20th. Kim Gwang-hyun’s 6 innings, 1 hit, 9 strikeouts, and no runs were completely blocked and the victory was lost.
In particular, Kim Gwang-hyun is trying to change his style recently and is being reborn as a skilled pitcher rather than a power pitcher. On this day, he also threw 19 fastballs, which took up to 146km, while using 36 sliders, 20 changeups, and 13 curveballs, completely disrupting the timing of Lotte hitters. The proportion of change balls reached 78%.
The Lotte lineup also prepared for Kim Gwang-hyun’s use of a breaking ball, but failed to catch the timing at all. Manager Sutton said, “KK (Kim Gwang-hyun) is a special and smart pitcher. He threw a lot of breaking balls yesterday to distract batters early in the count. In my opinion, he threw a lot of breaking balls, about 80%. Our batters tried to make changes and adjustments to suit them, but they couldn’t,” he said.토토사이트
“I am a person with a very strong desire to win. I want to win every match, but I think we really need to respect what KK looked like yesterday. I think I had a very good pitch yesterday,” he said, sticking out his tongue at Kim Gwang-hyun’s pitch.