Won Tae-in Pitches 6 Scoreless Innings in Return Match

[Asian Games] Won Tae-in Pitches 6 Scoreless Innings in ‘Return Match’ Against China for the First time in 7 Months

'Painful memories' of early defeat against China at WBC in March... After 4 days of rest, he takes the mound and sets the stage for victory.

Samsung Lions' native ace Won Tae-in (23) succeeded in exacting revenge against China in his first 'return match' in 7 months.

Won Tae-in appeared as a starting pitcher for the Korean national team in the second game of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Baseball Super Round against China held at Stadium 1 of Shaoxing Baseball and Softball Sports Center in Zhejiang Province, China on the 6th, and led the opponent's batting lineup with 3 hits, 6 strikeouts, no walks, and no runs in 6 innings. Completely blocked. 토토사이트

He passed the ball to Jung Woo-young (LG Twins) in the bottom of the 7th inning with a 6-0 lead, fulfilling the winning pitcher requirement.

It was a perfect pitch.

Won Tae-in blocked leadoff hitter Liang Fei in the first inning with a strikeout on a missed swing and a three-way strike, and gave up no runs in the second inning with a 3-0 lead.

He allowed a heavy hit to Chen Ji-ji with two outs, but easily erased the second inning by guiding the follow-up batter, Zhang Wentao, to a grounder to second base.

When Kang Baek-ho (KT Wiz)'s solo home run in the top of the third inning made it 4-0, Won Tae-in, relieved of his burden, threw the ball even more powerfully.

In the bottom of the third inning, he struck out lead hitter Yang Jin on a swing and miss with a fastball, struck out Doonan on a fly ball that should have been in the second baseman's infield, and struck out Liang Fei again on a swing and miss.

The Chinese batters had a lot of swings and misses due to their 'blade' control that put the ball into every corner of the strike zone.

In the 4th inning, he gave up consecutive hits with 2 outs and was in danger of reaching 1st and 2nd base, but he blocked Jaji Cheon with a fly ball to center field and continued his scoreless streak.

The 5th and 6th innings were also blocked with a three-way strike.

Won Tae-in threw the ball as hard as he could without showing any sign of fatigue, including throwing a fastball of 150 km per hour to the first batter, Liang Fei, in the 6th inning.

Won Tae-in completed his mission by catching Liang Fei with a fly ball to the infielder, Lu Win with a fly ball to left field, and Li Ning with a ground ball in front of the pitcher.

In fact, Won Tae-in has bad memories of China.

He started against China in the last game of the first round of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at Tokyo Dome in Japan on March 13 and defeated China early.

At that time, Korea went into the game against China with its elimination in the first round confirmed, and Won Tae-in was replaced after allowing 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 1 inning.

Won Tae-in was unable to throw his ball properly due to the forced march of pitching against Australia, Japan, and China in the span of 5 days.

Korea defeated China in a cold game, but it was a disappointing game for Won Tae-in.

Won Tae-in, who completed the WBC, boarded the Ryu Joong-il and again wore the Taegeuk symbol and played a leading role in the Hangzhou Asian Games.

He started against Hong Kong, his first game, and led the team to victory by throwing 47 balls in 4 innings, allowing 1 hit, no walks, and no runs.

Initially, Doosan Bears right-hander Kwak Bin was scheduled to start the game against Hong Kong, but when Kwak Bin was unable to do so due to back pain, he took the mound instead and played his role.

After resting for 4 days, Won Tae-in returned to play against China in the second game of the Super Round on the 6th.

The match against China was an important game where advancement to the finals depended on victory or defeat, but Won Tae-in laid the foundation for victory by unwaveringly cooking up China's batting lineup.

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