What about the save king, the most losses in closing + the lowest ERA? ‘Is this a true story?’ 4 games in 5 days, 101 pitches, ERA 13.50

LG’s closing pitcher Ko Woo-seok is shaking.

He seemed to find stability by changing the ball mix, but he recorded the worst blown save as he was unable to overcome the pressure of consecutive pitches. Last year, he was unable to consistently show his prowess in saves.

Go Woo-seok appeared in the bottom of the 9th inning against Suwon KT on the 6th with a 3-0 lead. Go Woo-seok, who saved 5 outs by taking the mound the day before in the bottom of the 8th inning with 1 out and runners on 1st and 2nd base tied with the score at 5-4 and protecting the 1-run lead, had his worst pitching this season. He got 2 outs, allowed 4 hits, 2 walks, and 4 runs.안전놀이터

He hit a double that hit the left-center wall with the first pitch (fastball) from lead hitter Moon Sang-cheol, and allowed one run after hitting a timely hit (slider) from Jang Seong-woo.

After striking out Ahn Chi-young on three pitches (curve), his control was shaken. Park Kyung-soo was allowed to walk at 2B-2S. With 1 out and 1st and 2nd bases, Bae Jeong-dae was allowed to hit a timely hit (curve) and were chased by one point, 3-2.

Kim Sang-soo was walked again and the bases loaded with one out. First baseman Jeong Joo-hyun, who caught Kim Min-hyuk’s ground ball (slider), threw it home to prevent a run.

With bases loaded and 2 outs, Hwang Jae-gyun hit a missed ground ball. The batted ball was a one-bound hit that went just over the third baseman’s height and became a two-run comeback hit.

Third baseman Bo-Kyung Moon’s mistake was that he did not time his jump properly because he was paying attention to runners, but the problem for Ko Woo-Seok was that he repeatedly walked Park Kyung-Soo and Kim Sang-Soo, who did not have a good hitting feel.

LG had an opportunity to beat second-place KT by 7.5 games, but suffered a shocking comeback loss, narrowing the gap to 5.5 games. LG’s mood was dampened by a come-from-behind loss, and the final game of their three-game series against KT on the 7th became a burden.

Above all, I am not satisfied with Go Woo-seok’s pitching balance. Ahead of the game on the 6th, coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said about Go Woo-seok, “Yesterday (the 5th) the proportion of fast balls was definitely high. “The probability of getting a hit by throwing a fastball over 152 km is low,” he said, praising the change in appearance after a recent interview regarding the high rate of breaking balls.

He continued, “Go Woo-seok showed his ability to finish for the first time in a long time. It was a really important game, and in a critical situation, he produced a good result like last year’s save king. “It was approved yesterday,” he praised.

However, he lost his best save status in one day. Perhaps because of the continuous pitching, the speed of the fastball dropped by 2~3km, and the control of the ball was also disappointing. He was unable to throw a strike with a fastball in a match against Park Kyung-soo and Kim Sang-soo, who could not respond properly to fastballs.

[OSEN=Suwon, Reporter Park Jun-hyung] The 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League KT Wiz and LG Twins game was held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the afternoon of the 6th. LG’s closing pitcher Go Woo-seok is fighting back in the bottom of the 9th inning. 2023.09.06 / soul1014@osen.co.kr

Go Woo-seok has 3 wins, 7 losses, 13 saves, and an ERA of 4.19 in 40 games. This is already the 7th loss. It is the joint-most losses on the team along with starting pitcher Kelly (8 wins, 7 losses), who has been underperforming this season.

Among the closing pitchers of the 10 teams (based on 10 or more saves), Go Woo-seok has the most losses. This is two more than Doosan Hong Geon-hee (5 losses), whose position was changed from closer to set-up man due to his recent slump.

Go Woo-seok’s ERA of 4.19 is the highest among the 10 closing pitchers from 10 teams. He is higher than Oh Seung-hwan (ERA 4.11), who was sluggish in the first half of the year.

Go Woo-seok appeared in 4 games in the last 5 days. He pitched against Hanwha on the 2nd and 3rd, rested on Monday (4th), and pitched against KT on the 5th and 6th. In the game against Hanwha on the 2nd, he became the losing pitcher with 2 hits, 1 walk, 2 bases on balls, and 2 runs. In the game against Hanwha on the 3rd, he pitched mainly fastballs and allowed no runs in 1 inning.

Perhaps due to the influence of pitching multiple innings against KT on the 5th, he collapsed with 4 hits, 2 walks, and 4 runs against KT on the 6th. He pitched 4 innings (101 pitches) in 4 games over 5 days, allowing 7 hits, 7 walks, 2 strikeouts, and 6 runs (ERA 13.50). He must recover quickly from the aftereffects of the fight.

Ko Woo-seok’s September mound log

9.2 Against Hanwha, ⅔ innings, 23 pitches, 2 hits, 3 walks, 1 strikeout, 2 runs allowed
9.3 Against Hanwha, 1 inning, 20 pitches, no hits, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts, no runs allowed
9.5 Against KT, 1⅔ innings, 22 pitches, 1 hit, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts, no runs allowed
9.6 Against KT ⅔ innings, 35 pitches, 4 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout, 4 runs allowed.

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