NC Dinos succeeded in winning 2 consecutive victories.
NC won 11-5 in the second game of the season against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 KBO League held at Changwon NC Park on the 8th.
It was a game where the winner could not be sure until the 7th inning. By the fifth inning, the score was tied at 4-4. Then, at the bottom of the 6th inning, Kim Joo-won hit a ground ball in front of the second baseman at the chance of 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base, and in the meantime, third base runner Park Seok-min passed through the home.
NC, who took a 5-4 lead, ran away one more point with Son Ah-seop’s timely hit at the bottom of the 7th inning with 2 outs 1st and 2nd base. In the 8th inning, Park Se-hyeok hit a 3-run home run on 1st and 2nd base.
The NC lineup was on fire. Seo Ho-cheol chose a메이저사이트 walk and Han Seok-hyun hit a double to left field. Then Park Gun-woo struck a timely left-handed hit, and Son Ah-seop’s sacrifice fly made it 11-5.
At the same time, it was possible to soothe the regret of the starting pitcher, Chang-mo Koo. In his first appearance on the 2nd, Koo Chang-mo was sluggish with 7 hits (1 home run), 6 strikeouts, 3 walks and 6 runs in 4⅓ innings against the Samsung Lions.
He took responsibility for leading the team’s winning streak as the ‘left-handed ace’ and tried again for the first win that day, but failed. After two outs in the first inning, Lee Jung-hoo hit a solo home run. In the third inning, when the team was ahead 3-1, he gave up an infield hit to Russell from 1 out and 3 base and allowed an extra run.
In the 5th inning with a 4-2 lead, additional runs continued, but there was a throw error by the shortstop and first baseman. In other words, the infielders could not help Gu Chang-mo. In the end, Gu Chang-mo could not fill the 5th inning and passed the mound to Ha Jun-young.
Nevertheless, the positive part is that Gu Chang-mo’s pitching pace has improved from his first appearance. On this day, his highest fastball speed came up to 146 km. 107 pitches.
He couldn’t even fill the 5th inning and didn’t pick up a win. But he’s better than his first appearance, going 4⅔ innings with 7 hits (1 home run), 3 strikeouts, 4 walks and 4 runs (2 earned runs). He is recovering from his first poor start. Now he has only played 2 matches.