Glasses Ace is shaking.
Park Se-woong of the Lotte Giants could not get past the 5th inning again. Park Se-woong started against the KIA Tigers at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 18th, but allowed 5 runs with 9 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts in 4⅔ innings. 95 total pitches.
In the previous two appearances, Park Se-woong only pitched less than 5 innings. On the 4th, the first appearance of the season, against Incheon SSG Landers, he became a losing pitcher with 4⅔ innings, 8 hits, 2 walks (1 walk), 8 strikeouts and 3 runs (2 earned runs). Against the LG Twins in Busan on the 12th, he gave up 7 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5 innings, but withdrew without a win or loss.스포츠토토
Even until the 4th inning against KIA, Park Se-woong seemed to be able to easily secure victory. He gave up a left-handed hit to Han Seung-taek at the beginning of the 2nd inning with 2nd out, 1st and 2nd base, but luckily scored no runs with the opponent’s head play. At the end of the 2nd inning, Noh Jin-hyuk’s two-run gun and 2 points at the end of the 3rd inning led Lotte to a 4-0 lead, and Park Se-woong finished the 3rd and 4th innings without a run, approaching the victory requirement.
However, the ‘Nightmare Episode 5’ began. Park Se-woong, who led Han Seung-taek and Park Chan-ho on a walk, induced Ryu Ji-hyeok to ground the second baseman to catch the runner on first base and face Lee Chang-jin in a one-out, first and third base situation. Park Se-woong, who gave up a timely hit to Lee Chang-jin and scored the first run, caught Socrates Brito with a fly ball, but in the second out, 1st and 2nd base, Hwang Dae-in Choi Hyung-woo gave up consecutive hits and conceded one after another. When Choi Hyung-woo hit right field, right fielder Jack Rex’s absurd ‘throwing throw’ overlapped and allowed an additional base to advance. Park Se-woong allowed a tie with a wild throw, and was even beaten by Kim Sun-bin at the right time. In the end, pitching coach Bae Young-soo climbed the mound, and Park Se-woong came down the mound with his head down.
Park Se-woong, who raised the pace earlier than usual to prepare for the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic), started with concerns that the aftermath would work to some extent in the regular season. He seemed to be gradually stabilizing as he struck out 8 while getting 8 hits in the opening series. The sluggish performance of Park Se-woong, who is considered the best player among Lotte’s domestic starters, inevitably deepens the bench’s worries.