Silence at the lineup, missed the starting win even after playing well due to a defensive error
Ahn Woo-jin (23, Kiwoom Heroes) postponed his personal first season double-digit achievement to the next opportunity amid bad luck, but he was delighted with the team’s winning streak and covered the mistakes of his colleagues.
Ahn Woo-jin started in the match against the Doosan Bears in professional baseball at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 5th, conceding only 3 hits and 2 runs in 7⅔ innings.
Kiwoom’s batting line only got one point while Ahn Woo-jin kept the mound.
Here, the defense also blew Ahn Woo-jin’s ‘victory chance’.
Woo-jin Ahn climbed the mound at the end of the 8th inning, lagging 1-2, and easily caught two out counts.
Even after two deaths, Kang Seung-ho was guided to a floating ball.
However, Kiwoom first baseman Lee Byung-gyu missed the ball because he couldn’t figure out the point of the fall.
Ahn Woo-jin, who could not finish the inning due to Lee Byung-gyu’s catching error, allowed Jose Fernandes a left-handed hit.
Kiwoom manager Hong Won-ki, who had planned to leave Ahn Woo-jin up to the eighth inning, changed pitchers when the number of pitches increased to 105.
Kiwoom’s batting line won 3 points from an opponent’s error in the beginning of the ninth and won 4-3.
It’s a futile assumption, but if Lee Byung-gyu handled Kang Seung-ho’s batted ball after two kills in the 8th inning and Kiwoom succeeded in turning the innings in the beginning of the ninth, Ahn Woo-jin was able to win 10 wins with a start on the day.
However, after the game, Ahn Woo-jin wrapped up Lee Byung-gyu, who made a mistake, saying, “I didn’t get a starting win, but I’m happy that the team has continued their winning streak (9 wins)” and “error is part of the game.”
He continued, “Thanks to senior Lee Ji-young (catcher), who led me well, I focused on fighting the batter.” “I want to finish the first half well by preparing well for the next game.”
On that day, Ahn Woo-jin gave Yang Seok-hwan a two-run home run at the end of the 4th inning, but he overcame Doosan by using a fast ball with a maximum speed of 158 km/h and a slider that reached a speed of 149 km/h.
The curve and changeup were also powerful.
As of the 5th, Ahn Woo-jin is 9-4, with a 2.18 ERA and 114 strikeouts.
He is ranked at the top in major indicators such as tied for 2nd in multiple wins, 3rd in ERA, and 2nd in strikeouts.
Even under the mound, such as covering up the mistakes of his teammates, he is showing off his ‘Ace appearance’.