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Go Woo-seok, A Closing Pitcher for the Professional Baseball LG Twins

LG Go Woo-seok, who maintained first place, said, “The recent slump was due to balance issues… we have recovered.”

2nd place KT Jeonseo saved the first 1⅔ innings of the season…

Perfect throw with a combination of fastball and slider

Go Woo-seok (25), the closing pitcher for the professional baseball LG Twins, was extremely shaken since the NC Dinos game on the 26th of last month.

He took the mound in relief in the bottom of the 9th inning with a 5-3 lead,

even though he had two outs, he gave up the game after many twists and turns, and his slump continued after that.

In the home game against the Hanwha Eagles on the 2nd, he took the mound in the top of the 9th inning with a score of 3-3, and lost control of his pitch,

giving up a walk to Jaehoon Choi and a straight walk to Eunwon Jeong, throwing the game away.

There was a lot of analysis going on around here. 카지노사이트원

Yeom Kyung-yeop

LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop analyzed that it was a problem with the breaking ball ratio.

Manager Yeom said on the 6th, “I advised (the late) Wooseok to slightly reduce the proportion of breaking balls,”

“I told him to go beyond simply reducing the proportion and think about what kind of pitch to throw in what situation.”

The advice was to throw breaking balls only in appropriate situations based on the 150 km/h fastball as the main weapon.

In fact, Go Woo-seok had a higher proportion of breaking balls than usual in the NC and Hanwha games where he collapsed.

Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop also brought in Go Woo-seok in the 9th inning when the team was losing 3-5 against Hanwha on the 3rd.

His intention was to feel free and focus on fastballs.

Go Woo-seok

After going through a series of processes, Go Woo-seok took the mound in the most important game of the season, in a desperate situation.

He took the mound in relief in the bottom of the 8th inning with 2nd place KT Wiz leading 5-4 at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 5th with one out and runners on first and second base.

It was unusual for Go Woo-seok, who usually pitches in the 9th inning,

to come on the mound with 5 outs remaining.

It was the first time this season.

That’s how urgent LG was.

One hit would allow a comeback, and if they lost the game, their top spot could be threatened.

Go Woo-seok competed with a fastball.

Fastball

After repeatedly throwing fastballs at 150 km/h to Ho-yeon Lee,

As he drew a double play toward the shortstop with a 143 km/h slider.

He continued to win in the 9th inning with an appropriate mix of fastballs and sliders.

He threw a 151 km/h fastball to the first batter, Bae Jeong-dae, and caught it as a fly ball in right field.

In a crisis where the game was tied with 2 outs and 1 base on base,

he struck out the last batter, Hwang Jae-gyun, with a 152 km/h fastball and a missed swing.

In a full-count match, he threw a fastball to the center and caused a missed swing.

On this day, Go Woo-seok threw 22 pitches, 14 were fastballs, 5 were sliders, and 3 were curves.

The highest speed of a fastball was 155 km/h.

Go Woo-seok, who pitched 1⅔ innings with one hit, one strikeout, no runs, earned his 13th save of the season.

The Game

Additionally, his earned run average dropped from 3.47 to 3.32.

It seems like the atmosphere is returning to its former strong form.

Go Woo-seok, who we met after the game, said, “Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop recently advised me that the power of my slider seems to have weakened.

To be honest, I wanted to show that my slider is strong in today’s game.”

He continued, “The recent slump was caused by a loss of body balance,

not a problem with the ball combination,” and pledged, “I have now recovered the balance problem.

I will try to maintain it well in the future.”

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