‘Maximum speed of 151km’ Kiwoom Choi Won-tae, the most pitches in 3 years

Professional baseball Kiwoom Heroes 4 starter Choi Won-tae showed a different appearance in the first appearance of the 2023 season.

He threw 104 pitches, blocked 6 innings with 1 run, 스포츠토토and fulfilled his duties as a starting pitcher, unlike most of them until last year when he went down the mound without exceeding 100 pitches.

Choi Won-tae started against the LG Twins at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 5th and pitched 104 pitches in 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts and 1 run.

The 104 balls thrown by Choi Won-tae on this day are the most since July 4, 2020, 105 pitches against Suwon kt wiz (4 innings, 5 hits, 5 walks, 4 runs).

Of his 104 pitches, he threw 29 fastballs, 27 changeups, 25 sliders, 14 curveballs, eight two-seam fastballs and one cutter.

The maximum speed of the fastball came out to 151 km per hour, and the two-seam fastball that slightly bent toward the body of the right-handed hitter also recorded 150 km per hour.

Choi Won-tae, who had been working as a starting pitcher since his professional debut, moved to the bullpen in the postseason last year and played an active role on the mound.

Recalling his experience at the time, after this demonstration game, he promised, “I will learn about the difficulties of the bullpen pitcher, so I will play as many innings as a starting pitcher,” and he kept his promise in his first appearance of the season.

Choi Won-tae showed the ability to control the game by suppressing a large number of runs while sending out runners every inning against LG batters.

In the first inning, lead hitter Hong Chang-ki walked, catcher Lee Ji-young blocked the base runner, and right fielder Lee Hyung-jong caught Austin Dean’s hit with a sliding catch in the second out and first base.

In the 2nd and 3rd innings, Choi Won-tae, who sent out one runner after two outs and finished the inning without conceding, allowed the first run in the 4th inning when he was leading 2-0.

After giving up a left-handed hit to Austin, Oh Ji-hwan got an RBI double.

In the ongoing risk of losing second base safely, Choi Won-tae treated Park Dong-won and Moon Bo-kyung as fly balls, and Seo Geon-chang also settled with an infield grounder.

The hardest inning was the 6th inning.

After catching two outs well, he allowed a walk after a 10-pitch confrontation with Oh Ji-hwan.

Choi Won-tae, who failed to prevent Oh Ji-hwan’s stealing of second base and sent out a tied runner, treated Park Dong-won as a first baseman foul fly and completed his mission.

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