He is also a national team pitcher. Kwak Bin (24)먹튀검증 played three consecutive games with the Doosan Bears’ native ace down.
Kwak Bin started in the 2023 KBO League regular season away game against Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 23rd and fought hard with 3 hits, 3 walks, 6 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings. Continuing a good trend in the last 3 games in a row of quality starts (6 or more starting innings, 3 earned runs or less), he went down the mound in the 7th inning with the team leading 2-1, fulfilling the requirement for 6 wins (2 losses) in the season. He recorded a fastball speed of 153 km / h and an average speed of 148 km / h.
On May 31, after recovering from a back injury, Kwak Bin made a comeback against the Changwon NC Dinos with 4 innings and 1 run. However, after that, he went down again to avoid recurrence of the injury, and returned to the KIA Tigers on the 11th of this month and recorded his 4th win of the season with 6 innings and 2 runs. Although his pace did not reach April (3 wins, 1 loss, ERA of 0.88), he cruised after that. On the 17th, he also made a winning streak with 6 innings and 2 runs against the LG Twins. Again, it fell short of April in terms of game content, but overcame the crisis with a skillful pitch that tied the mighty LG lineup with the minimum run.
The trend continued in the match against Kiwoom on the 23rd. After one out in the first inning, Kwak Bin, who was hit consecutively by Kiwoom’s main batters Kim Hye-sung and Lee Jung-hoo, stopped the flow by turning the follow-up hitter Lee Won-seok into a looking strikeout. He perfectly controlled the curve of his main weapon, freezing Lee Won-seok. After catching Lim Byung-wook and finishing the first inning, he ended the second inning with a three-way strikeout, striking out against Kim Hwi-jip and Park Joo-hong in a row.
In the third episode, the first hunting came. Lee Ji-young, the lead hitter, gave up a walk after a 9-pitch game. Lee Ji-young, who boasted a more persistent contact than his batting average (0.286 as of the 22nd), was allowed to foul consecutively even after getting 2 strikes in 3 pitches, and let him go. Kiwoom created a scoring opportunity with Lim Ji-yeol’s sacrifice bunt, then passed the opportunity to Kim Hye-sung and Lee Jung-hoo, who had a single hit. Kwak Bin gave up a walk to Lee Jung-hoo after catching Kim Hye-seong, but threw a curve manned pitch to Lee Won-seok, striking out on a swing and ending the inning.
Kwak Bin, who blocked the 4th inning with 1 walk and no runs, finally received 1 run from the team in the beginning of the 5th inning. However, he failed to keep it. One wildfire was a problem. Kwak Bin, who was hit by Lim Ji-yeol with a double after one out, was conscious of Lee Jung-hoo in the second out and third base situation, threw the curve too low, and allowed the score to be tied with a wild throw. It was a goal that would leave you with regret when you recall that Lee Jung-hoo was eventually caught with a floating ball in right field.
Still, I finally completed the quality start. He went to the mound in the 6th inning and finished the 6th with 3 fly balls. In particular, he overpowered Lim Byung-wook and Song Seong-moon with strength, and induced two foul flies, completing his role with an ace-down pitch.
As Kwak Bin defended, the batting line added strength. Doosan succeeded in making a lead again with Kim Jae-ho’s timely hit in the beginning of the 7th inning. It was Gwak Bin who finished pitching regardless of the win or loss requirements, but passed the mound in the 7th inning to Pil Seung-jo Lee Young-ha after meeting the victory requirements thanks to the completion of 6 innings.
As of the bottom of the 7th inning, Doosan is leading 2-1.