LG Twins Adam Plutko’s first win in the second half was canceled due to a bunt defense miss.
Plutko started in the first game of the week against Samsung held at Daegu Lions Park on the 15th, throwing 88 pitches in 5⅓ innings, giving up 8 hits, 7 strikeouts and 4 runs (3 earned).
He maintained a 2-0 lead until the 5th inning, but in the 6th inning, with 2 consecutive bunt hits from 1st base, Koo Ja-wook’s infield hit and 3rd baseman’s error allowed the game to tie in vain. He left the mound after allowing Ryu Ji-hyeok to hit 2 RBIs in a timely manner.
At the end of the 6th inning, where the score was reversed 2-4, Ham Deok-joo, who made a relief mound with 1 out and 1st and 2nd base, minimized the run by preventing Plutko’s successor runner’s run. His earned run average, which was 2.33 before the game, rose to 2.46. The first win of the second half was postponed until later.
Plutko, who took a 15-day break during the All-Star break and made his first appearance in the second half against KT on the 25th, later sortied against KIA in Gwangju on August 8 due to symptoms of a cold and Corona 19, but was declared a no game after 1⅓ innings.
First appearance since then. LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said before the game that day, “A long break would be helpful,” and said, “I threw the most throughout the first half, so I naturally took a break. gone,” he explained.
As coach Yeom said, Plutko cruised with overwhelming pitching.
He started the first inning cleanly with a three-way exit after nine balls. In the second inning, leader Min-Ho Kang was hit consecutively by Pirella, but the follow-up 3 hitters were all hit. He finished the inning with three consecutive batters in the 3rd, 4th and 5th.꽁머니지급
Perfect pitch with 3 hits and 6 strikeouts with only 70 pitches until the 5th inning. However, the problem was that he did not actively defend the bunt in the 6th inning. It was the moment when the flow that was so good collapsed all at once.