LG Twins foreign pitcher Adam Plutko once again challenges for the first win in the second half.
On the 14th, the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) unveiled the starting pitchers for the 10 clubs in the first game of the three-game series held on the 15th of ‘Liberation Day’.
The LG Twins, who are leading the league, will challenge for a 6-game winning streak against the Samsung Lions in Daegu. The two teams announced Plutko and Won Tae-in as starters, respectively.
On the 8th, Plutko started in the away match against the KIA Tigers held at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field, and was showing off pitching without a loss. The batting line also seemed to solidify its victory early by scoring 8 points against Yang Hyeon-jong, but the two teams were mixed as a rainy no-game was declared due to sudden heavy rain.
While Plutko has not added a win for over a month since the match against Sajik Lotte Giants on the 8th of last month, he recorded an average ERA of 2.95 with 1 win in 18⅓ innings in 3 games against Samsung this season.
Prior to the match against Kiwoom Heroes in Jamsil on the 13th, LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “I took good care of my body. I trained on Tuesday. I threw a lot in the first half, but I think I took a month off. It’s a good thing,” he said, showing anticipation for Plutko’s good fight. It remains to be seen whether Plutco will make up for the disappointment of missing the victory due to a no-game in the rain.
Won Tae-in, who has not won since the match against Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon on the 2nd of last month, is also desperate for victory. In the match against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 9th, which was the previous appearance, he made a good performance with 5 hits (2 home runs), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 3 runs in 6 innings, but the game ended without a victory.
At Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, 3rd place KT Wiz and 5th place Doosan will face off. While KT took the winning series with 2 wins and 1 loss in the 3 consecutive matches in Jamsil on the 4th and 6th, in this series, we will challenge the ‘9 consecutive winning series’. The starters on the first day of the two teams’ three-game series were William Cuevas and Raul Alcantara.꽁머니지급
The three-game series between SSG Landers and Lotte, the ‘distribution rivals’, is also drawing attention. With SSG leading this season with 7 wins and 3 losses, if they add 2 wins in this series, they can confirm their opponent’s superiority. The starting pitchers on the 15th are Roennis Elias and Park Se-woong.
Gwangju-KIA Kiwoom and KIA clashing at the Champions Field put Ariel Furado and Yang Hyeon-jong as the starters for the first game of the series, and ‘2 consecutive wins’ Hanwha and ‘2 consecutive losses’ NC Dinos, who play 3 consecutive matches during the week at Changwon NC Park, respectively, Felix Pena and Tanner Turley as the starting responsibilities. Tanner, who joined the NC squad last week, digests his KBO League debut in front of home fans.
On the other hand, as the game start time for Sundays and holidays is applied to all five stadiums on this day, the game will start at 5:00 pm instead of 6:30 pm.