An Woo-jin, 5 runs in 334 days ↑… 1 point versus ERA collapsed

An Woo-jin (23, Kiwoom Heroes), who ranked first in the 2023 KBO League ERA (1.61), gave up 3 or more points for the first time this season. 스포츠토토

Ahn Woo-jin started the 11th game of the season against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 KBO League held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 28th, recording 6 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 5 runs in 5 1/3 innings. He surrendered the mound to a relief pitcher in the bottom of the sixth inning, who allowed a slugging and on base in scoring position. The runner in charge stepped on the home run and the number of runs increased. 

An Woo-jin’s ERA rose from 1.61 to 2.00. An Woo-jin, who never gave up more than 3 points in 14 previous appearances, struggled for the first time. The KIA lineup approaching the full lineup was not easy. It is the first time in 26 games that Ahn Woo-jin recorded more than 5 earned runs since the KT Wiz match on July 28 last year. 

An Woo-jin allowed his third home run of the season in the bottom of the second inning. He gave up a walk to the lead batter Na Seong-beom, and the slider he used in the match against the follow-up hitter Socrates Brito was hit. Preemptive two-run home run allowed. 

Even after the team’s batting line scored 4 points from opposing starting pitcher Yoon Young-chul, they were unable to keep it. At the end of the 4th inning, lead hitter Lee Woo-seong hit the right hander, and Na Seong-beom, the follow-up, hit a double on the left fielder. All of them hit the center of the bat with their main weapon four-seam fastball (fastball). 

In the ensuing situation, Socrates, who had previously hit a home run, induced a ground ball. Ahn Woo-jin caught it himself and sent it to the third baseman, and Lee Woo-seong, the third base runner caught on the rundown, was caught. 

However, in the meantime, second base runner Na Seong-beom headed for third base, and batter runner Socrates headed for second base. In this situation, Ahn Woo-jin allowed Ko Jong-wook to hit 2 RBIs in a timely manner. tied 4-4.

Ahn Woo-jin blocked the 5th inning without conceding, but in the 6th, Socrates hit a double that passed the height of the right fielder. 100 pitches. Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki put Yang Hyun on the mound in this situation. This is the 4th time this season that An Woo-jin failed to complete 6 innings. 

With a right-handed sidearm on the mound against left-handed hitter Ko Jong-wook, pitcher Yang Hyun threw a two-seam fastball on the first pitch, but Ko Jong-wook took a timely hit in the middle right. The runner in charge of Ahn Woo-jin stepped on the groove. 

In the ensuing situation, Yang Hyun ended the inning by striking out Kim Gyu-seong and grounding Shin Beom-su to the shortstop. An Woo-jin finished the game with the most runs this season. 


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