Left-handed pitcher Seong-Young Choi (NC Dinos), who had a temporary hiatus due to an orbital fracture in the middle of the season, earned his first win after returning.
Seongyoung Choi took the mound as a starting pitcher in the home game against the LG Twins in the 2023 professional baseball KBO League held at Changwon NC Park on the 27th.
Choi Seong-young, who debuted as a pro in an NC uniform in 2016 and posted an average ERA of 5.32 with 8 wins, 7 losses, 1 save and 2 holds in 82 games (223.1 innings) in the first team until last year, is also performing well this season. He played an active role in the bullpen in the beginning, but he took a place in the starting lineup with a series of good pitches. Before this match against LG, his performance was 4 wins and 1 loss with an average ERA of 2.63.토토사이트
However, on June 20, he was caught up in unexpected bad news. In the match against LG in Changwon, he was knocked down after being hit in the left cheekbone by Moon Bo-gyeong’s straight ball. The diagnosis was an orbital fracture.
Choi Seong-young, who quickly lifted his body, appeared again on the 9th against Incheon SSG Landers (4.2 innings, 2 runs lost), and on the 16th, against Changwon Hanwha Eagles (5 innings, no runs, no wins, no losses), and this time against LG. scrambled
From the beginning of the game, Seongyoung Choi showed off her good condition. After being hit by Hong Chang-ki in the top of the first inning, he was driven to first out and second base with Shin Min-jae’s sacrifice bunt, but Kim Min-seong and Austin Dean were treated with a shortstop ground ball and a right fielder fly, respectively. In the beginning of the second inning, Oh Ji-hwan (second baseman grounder), Moon Bo-kyung (first baseman grounder), and Park Dong-won (second baseman grounder) were put to sleep one after another, making the first tripartite inning of the day.
The first run came in the top of the third inning. After leading Moon Seong-joo to fly in center field, he gave consecutive hits to Park Hae-min and Hong Chang-ki, and was driven to first and third base with one out. After that, Choi Seong-young led Shin Min-jae to the second baseman fly. At this time, second baseman Park Min-woo, who caught the ball, judged that it would be difficult to catch Park Hae-min, who was rushing home, so he threw to first base and caught Hong Chang-ki, who was overrunning.
The inning seemed to end like that, but LG protested to the referee that Park Hae-min stepped on the groove before first baseman Do Tae-hoon caught the ball. The referee accepted it, and NC coach Kang In-kwon requested a video review, but it was not overturned. Director Kang, who continued to protest after that, was ejected.
It was such a messy situation, but Choi Seong-young was not shaken. At the beginning of the 4th inning, he calmly increased the out count against Min-seong Kim (straight hit by shortstop), Austin (fly by left fielder), and Oh Ji-hwan (strikeout). In the top of the 5th inning, Moon Bo-gyeong (shortstop grounder), Park Dong-won (second baseman grounder), and Moon Seong-joo (shortstop straight hit) were caught in turn.
Even in the top of the 6th inning, Choi Seong-young, who was on the mound, was hit by Park Hae-min’s double in the right field and was shaken. Hong Chang-ki then tied it with a shortstop fly, but Shin Min-jae walked and ended up with 1 out, 1st and 2nd base. Afterwards, striking out Kim Min-seong, he allowed Austin to score an RBI in left field and a double at the right time, taking the second run. Oh Ji-hwan was tied with a fly in right field and the game ended without any additional runs.
The final result was 6 innings, 5 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 2 runs. A total of 68 balls were distributed, and the fastball (32 pitches), which measured up to 141 km at the highest speed, was used the most, and was accompanied by a slider (21 pitches) and a changeup (15 pitches).
With the team leading 5-2, Seong-Young Choi passed the ball to follow-up pitcher Kim Young-Gyu, and NC eventually won 5-3, winning his 5th win of the season and his first win after returning from injury. Coincidentally, after being injured in the game against LG in Changwon on June 20, he won his first win against LG at the same place. In this way, Seongyoung Choi was able to completely shake off the trauma.