Even in the rollercoaster pitching, he did not lose his balance. He started the first inning with 3 strikeouts, but also walked 4, and won a valuable victory by minimizing runs. Hanwha starting pitcher Kim Min-woo (28) played the role of spearheading the escape from six consecutive losses.
Kim Min-woo threw 92 balls against Doosan in Jamsil on the 3rd, recording 1 hit, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings. He allowed 1 point due to a defensive mistake in the 2nd inning, but threw up to the 6th inning without allowing any additional runs, and the batting line exploded in the top of the 7th inning and won his first win this year. Hanwha defeated Doosan 8-3 and succeeded in escaping from 6 consecutive losses.
It was a meaningful win for both the team and the individual. He gained the upper hand in the starting matchup, and then the silent batting line exploded. Kim Min-woo also gave meaning to the fact that the third pitch was established along with overcoming the 2nd and 3rd innings.
After the game, Kim Min-woo said, “I only thought about fulfilling my role on the mound. So he continued to pitch one inning, thought about throwing the next inning, and played the game,” he said. The batters were good, so I cheered them on at the dugout with excitement,” he laughed.
He continued, “Recently, I have been using curves a lot. I think the percentage of three pitches is gradually divided, leading to good results, rather than two pitches as before.”
In fact, Kim Min-woo threw 92 on the day, recording 33 four-seams, 37 splitters, 20 curves, and 2 sliders. It is not that he did not throw a curveball before, but his proportion was within 20%, and he is intentionally increasing his proportion this season. On this day, the proportion of curves exceeded 20%, and the change in timing led to digestion of 6 innings.
Kim Min-woo said, “I decided to throw a lot of curveballs from the last game, and today I threw more than last game. The curve seems to have worked. We plan to continue to increase the proportion in the future.”
I didn’t care about the mistakes caused by mistakes. Kim Min-woo said, “That loss doesn’t mean anything. I’m not a pitcher who doesn’t give up runs. I also give up a lot of points,” he said. “Still, I have the confidence that I can cut myself off. I make mistakes every year because my pitch is not good, but I am looking for a way to get out of it little by little.”먹튀검증
The most enjoyable part was, of course, escaping a losing streak. Kim Min-woo said, “All the players promised to break the losing streak this time. After the innings, I continued to focus on mind control, and in the 7th inning, the hitters showed a good performance,” he said. “I am happy to break the losing streak. I am happy that I threw 6 innings in 2 consecutive games, but I want to record the most innings per person this year. Still, he wants to become a pitcher who shows that he eats more innings every year.”
Kim Min-woo played 163 innings, the most in the 2022 season. This season, while the foreign one-two punch is not operating normally, it is Hanwha that Kim Min-woo has to show his endurance in the starting lineup.