Kiwoom Heroes Ariel Hurado (27) was shaken by the mistakes of the beasts, but he did his part nonetheless.
Hurado started in the match against NC Dinos in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 14th and recorded a loss in 6 innings, 6 hits, 3 strikeouts and 5 runs (3 earned).
After being hit by lead batter Son Ah-seop in the first inning, Rado was driven to the 1st and 3rd base safely as first baseman Lim Ji-yeol made a catch error on Park Min-woo’s batted ball. Park Kun-woo was hit with a double with two RBIs and dedicated the first run. It was regrettable that left fielder Park Chan-hyeok failed to accurately throw to the infielder who was playing relay play during the process of the first base runner coming in.
After giving up a base drive to Jason Martin, Rado was hit by a RBI double by Kwon Hee-dong while the first out and third base infielders were playing forward defense. Kwon Hee-dong’s batted ball flew toward third baseman Lee Won-seok, but it was difficult for Lee Won-seok to react because he was defending forward. In addition, Park Se-hyuk’s 1 RBI and timely hit came out, allowing 4 runs in just one inning. Kim Joo-won and Seo Ho-cheol were treated as regular hits, and there were no additional runs.
After appearing to have found stability in the second inning with a tripartite retreat, Rado began to falter again in the third inning when lead batter Park Kun-woo hit the ball and third baseman Lee Won-seok made an error on a throw. Martin struck out, but Kwon Hee-dong hit an RBI double.
From the 4th inning, Hurado continued his stable pitching. In the fourth inning, he shut it cleanly with a three-way throw, and in the fifth, he sent Martin to second base with a hit and a wild throw, but did not give up a run. He again recorded a three-way offense in the sixth. In the 7th inning, where Kiwoom was losing 2-5, he was replaced by Yang Hyeon and finished the mound that day. Kiwoom lost 4-6, ending their two-game winning streak.
After recording 84 pitches, Rado uses various pitches such as two-seam (34 pitches), changeup (14 pitches), fastball (10 pitches), cutter (9 pitches), slub (9 pitches), curve (8 pitches), etc. I faced the other line. His two-seam top speed reached 149 km/h. He allowed a lot of runs in the beginning of the game, but he succeeded in achieving a quality start (with 3 earned runs or less in 6 innings) by taking responsibility until the 6th inning while actively fighting the batters. His strike rate was high at 73.8%. 스포츠토토
Hurado has had some ups and downs this season, but has been consistently active. He is doing well in his starting pitcher role, recording quality starts in 5 of the 8 games he has pitched. Coach Hong Won-ki said in an interview before the game, “Hurado has some ups and downs, but he is doing well as he planned and as we planned. If he continues to show the same appearance as he does now, it will be a great help in running the starting team,” he praised Hurado’s performance.
Even in this match, Hurado did his best to fulfill his role. However, it was regrettable that he lost a lot of runs while being shaken by the fielders’ erroneous play, including two errors at the beginning of the game.