SSG Landers foreign pitcher Kirk McCarty (28) continued good pitching in four consecutive games and met the requirements for the second winning pitcher of the season. There was a point, but even that was only one point.
McCarty started in the 2023 KBO League regular season Doosan Bears home game held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 28th and recorded 3 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 8 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 2/3 innings and went down the mound. . After achieving quality starts in four consecutive games (6 or more starting innings and less than 3 earned runs) with good pitching that day, he handed the mound to Noh Kyung-eun and finished pitching with two outs in the 7th inning with the team leading 4-1, meeting the requirement for a second win of the season. The fastball (37 pitches) recorded a maximum distance of 150 km, and the cutter (cut fastball) with a maximum speed of 143 km threw 46 pitches.
McCarty is one of the No. 1 contributors to SSG’s continued competition for No. 1 this season. He continued his good pitching with an ERA of 3.09 with 1 win and 1 loss in 4 games until the 27th. The actual impact was better than the record. In his first game, against the KIA Tigers on the 2nd, he only allowed 8 runs, but in the other 3 games he had no earned run and scored more than 6 innings. He literally plays the role of SSG’s ace faithfully.
The good fight continued in the game on the 28th. McCarty, who started this day, allowed Yang Seok-hwan a single hit in the first inning and did not give up a single hit until the fourth inning. In the 2nd and 4th innings, he finished with a three-way offense, and in the 3rd inning, all he allowed was a walk to Su-bin Su.
Starting with the match against the Hanwha Eagles on the 9th, the streak of 24 and 2/3 innings was broken only in the 5th inning. McCarty allowed a solo home run to Doosan Jang Seung-hyun in the top of the 5th inning when the team was leading 3-0, and recorded an earned run in 26 days.
But that was the point. After the home run, McCarty’s perfect pitch continued. McCarty, who allowed Jang Seung-hyun’s follow-up hitter Sue-bin Su to hit and steal second base, found stability by catching Heo Kyung-min with a floating ball in right field. Then, in the 6th inning, Song Seung-hwan – Yang Seok-hwan – Yang Eui-ji took the center of Doosan lineup as a tripartite, and also climbed the mound in the 7th inning.메이저놀이터
I couldn’t finish the 7th. After an 8-pitch game with Kang Seung-ho, he struck out on a swing with a falling curve. 113 pitches. Coach Wonhyung Kim terminated McCarty’s duties at this point. McCarty passed the mound to Noh Kyung-eun, leaving two runners in charge, and went down the mound while Noh Kyung-eun finished the 7th inning without conceding a run, keeping the two-win requirement without additional earned runs.