6 innings no-hitter + new weapon sweeper equipped… 159km Ahn Woo-jin, reborn as a losing streak stopper

 This day was also untouchable. Kiwoom ace Ahn Woo-jin saved the team in crisis with a fastball in the second half of 150km and a new weapon sweeper. 

Ahn Woo-jin started in the first match of the season against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 25th and won his second win (one loss) of the season with a record 7 innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts and no runs.

From the first inning,토토사이트 when he met Kim Min-hyuk, Kang Baek-ho, and Anthony Alford, he lightly played a tripartite inning. In the second inning, after striking out Park Byeong-ho and Jang Seong-woo in a row, Moon Sang-cheol gave a walk at the end of a full count, but Oh Yoon-seok was caught with a floating ball by center fielder in the first pitch. The third inning followed was a three-way attack with two strikeouts.

In the 4th inning, the first scoring crisis was faced. After one out, shortstop Edison Russell’s error caused Alford to go to base, and then he stole second base and was put on second base with one out. but did not waver. At the end of the full count, Park Byeong-ho was struck out and Jang Sung-woo was grounded by shortstop. 

In the 5th inning, leader Moon Sang-cheol was sent out due to an error by third baseman Kim Hui-jip. Afterwards, Oh Yoon-seok’s bunt was lucky to become a catcher foul fly, and Lee Sang-ho was caught with a double stroke. Afterwards, Lee Yong-kyu’s timely hit broke out in the 5th inning, and he made a tripartite attack in the 6th inning while holding a 1-point lead. 

Episode 7 was the biggest crisis. Afterwards, the no-hitter streak was broken when Alford, the leader in the 7th, got a left-handed hit. Following Alford’s steal, he caught Byeong-ho Park’s ground ball and chose third base, but it was judged safe. It was a safe first and third base crisis. But there were no downsides. After handling Seong-Woo Jang for a catcher foul fly, he caught Alford, who rushed home when Sang-Chul Moon bunt, and struck out Jun-Tae Kim, a pinch hitter, to achieve a Quality Start Plus. The restraint of the final ball thrown to Kim Jun-tae reached 157 km based on the scoreboard. 

Ahn Woo-jin passed the mound to Kim Dong-hyuk in the 8th inning, leading 1-0, and finished the game in a good mood. 95 pitches. The highest speed of the fastball came out to 159 km, and the high-speed slider of up to 146 km, along with curves, changeups, sweepers, etc., blocked KT’s other lines without a loss. Strikes (63) and balls (26) also showed the same ideal ratio as in baseball games.

Thanks to Ahn Woo-jin’s good pitching, Kiwoom defeated KT 1-0 and ended their 3-game losing streak. Ahn Woo-jin was the stopper.

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