Lotte Giants ace Park Se-woong (27) was in danger of losing in his first appearance of the season.
Park Se-woong started against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 4th, throwing 99 pitches in 4⅔ innings, scoring 8 hits, 3 walks, 8 strikeouts and 3 runs (2 earned), then came down the mound.
Park Se-woong, who participated in the WBC held last month, pitched 6 scoreless innings during the tournament.
After returning to Korea after the tournament, Park Se-woong, who raised his sense of actual combat in the 2nd Army instead of playing an exhibition game, made his first appearance of the season on this day. From Lotte’s point of view, expectations were high, but it was a content that was regrettable.
Park Se-woong, who started with a one-run lead at the end of the first inning, started off uneasy by sending lead batter Choo Shin-soo with a ball that fit his body. He threw the follow-up batter Choi Ji-hoon out of the field, but was hit with a double by Choi Jeong, putting him in a crisis with one out, second and third base.
He tried to take a breather by striking out Joo-Hwan Choi, but Kang-Nam Yoo knocked the ball back while dealing with Guillermo Heredia and gave up 1 point.
Park Se-woong blocked the 2nd and 3rd innings without conceding, but scored an additional 4th. After consecutive hits by Park Seong-han and Oh Tae-gon, he became 1st out, 2nd and 3rd base with Kim Min-shik’s sacrifice bunt.
After that, Choo Shin-soo struck out, but this time, a wild pitch came out and the runner on third base stepped home. It was an unfortunate mistake in a similar way to the first episode.
In the 3rd inning, after being hit by Heredia after 2 outs, he allowed a stolen base, and was hit by Hanyu Island in a timely manner and allowed an extra run. Park Se-woong, who was also hit by follow-up hitter Park Seong-han, came down the mound without completing the 5th inning.
Park Se-woong threw a fastball, curveball,메이저놀이터 slider, and forkball all together that day. His pitch was not bad enough that his highest velocity reached 155km, but several bad lucks mixed in and he was in danger of becoming a losing pitcher from the first game.