Doosan Bears right-hander starter Kwak Bin led the team to escape losing streak by fighting hard.
Doosan won 2-0 in the third game of the season against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 30th. Recently, he managed to break the chain of 4 consecutive losses.
Kwak Bin, who threw a fastball with a maximum speed of 150 km/h, as well as a curveball, slider, and changeup to immobilize the SSG lineup, won his third win (one loss). To be honest, my back was not very good recently, but I overcame it.
After the game, Kwak Bin said, “My back hasn’t been good since the last game. “I was worried about it today,” he said. Thanks to that, the restraints came out well and the control seemed to work well,” he said.
Kwak Bin, who had recorded 2 wins and 1 loss and an ERA of 1.09 in the previous 4 games, caught Choo Shin-soo as the first batter in the first inning with a fly ball to right field and struck out Choi Joo-hwan. He gave up a left-handed hit to third batter Choi Jeong, but finished the inning with Heredia as a floating ball to second baseman without wavering.
A good fight continued to save the losing team. Kwak Bin said, “The team lost the day before, so I thought, ‘I want to win unconditionally’. Even if he wasn’t the winning pitcher, he had the mindset that ‘I hope the team will do well together and win’.”
The second and third innings continued. In the 4th inning, after 2 outs, Heredia gave an infield hit next to the shortstop, but Hanyu Island was caught with a floating ball in right field and continued pitching without a loss. He again made a three-way inning in the fifth and finished with three strikeouts in the sixth. He showed the best pitching condition this season.
In particular, Kwak Bin set a new record for the average ERA in Doosan’s first 5 games with his good pitching that day. is the selection criterion.
Kwak Bin is recording an average ERA of 0.88 (3 ERA in 30⅔ innings) in his first 5 games before SSG on this day. Looking at the rankings of the three players with the lowest ERA in the first five games of the club’s history, Rios (0.99) in 2006, Randle (1.03) in 2007, and Gye Hyeong-cheol (1.04) in 1987 were in order.스포츠토토
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “I sincerely congratulate you as you left your name in the history of the club. He is a pitcher with more to show than he has ever shown. He expects more records.”
Kwak Bin said, “Honestly, I don’t care too much about the ERA. I want other players to come out lower,” he said, “I only need to win the team.”