The KIA Tigers were also hit by a stranger pitcher they saw for the first time. I had to admit that I was a powerful pitcher.
KIA manager Kim Jong-kook praised Lotte starter Aaron Wilkerson’s pitch, which he failed to target ahead of the previous day’s game (11th)메이저놀이터 ahead of the game against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 12th.
KIA was completely defeated 1-7 in the previous day’s game. Lotte starter Wilkerson was blocked by six hits, five strikeouts, four walks, and no runs in six innings. It wasn’t that I couldn’t attack at all, but there was no clear shot. He also failed to break down due to sporadic hits.
Wilkerson, who joined Dan Straily as a substitute for foreign players, has two wins in four games and a 1.88 ERA (five earned runs in 24 innings) based on his excellent command.
Wilkerson was the first KIA lineup he faced, but he was on the defensive with aggressive pitching. Head coach Kim Jong-kook said with a smile, “I first met Wilkerson yesterday, and I should have gotten off quickly by making him throw a lot of pitches, but he threw well,” adding, “The command is good and the overall pitch type seems to be diverse.” “I think he’s a stable pitcher,” he praised.
Regarding Thomas Panoni, who was a KIA starter the previous day, he also said, “Lotte hitters seem to have prepared well. The number of pitches increased as he persisted. He explained, “I threw well and did well except for home runs, but it was a shame that I had a lot of pitches.” Panoni recorded seven hits (two home runs) and two strikeouts and three runs (two earned runs) in five innings the previous day.
Head coach Kim Jong-kook said, “I acknowledged going to the first baseman’s third base and tried to prevent the batter from going to second base, but I couldn’t go if I had been accurate.” Socrates was in a hurry. The scene was somewhat disappointing in terms of the flow,” he explained.
On this day, KIA set up a starting lineup with Choi Won-joon (1st baseman), Park Chan-ho (shortstop), Kim Do-young (3rd baseman), Na Sung-bum (right fielder), Choi Hyung-woo (left fielder), Socrates (center fielder), Ko Jong-wook (nominated hitter), Han Jun-soo (catcher), and Hong Jong-pyo (second baseman). Except for Park Chan-ho and Kim Do-young, they are all left-handed