Albert Suarez, a foreign starter for Samsung Lions in professional baseball, shook off his sluggish performance.
The Samsung Lions won the KBO League Doosan Bears 6-1 on the 24th in Jamsil, Seoul. Samsung starter Suarez did not become a winning pitcher, but recorded a quality start (starting pitcher pitching less than 3 earned runs in 6 innings) and laid the foundation for victory.
Prior to the game,메이저사이트 Suarez pitched in 7 games and recorded 1 win and 3 losses with an ERA of 4.50. In the match against the KIA Tigers in Daegu on the 17th, the previous appearance (Samsung lost 6-7), he was sluggish with 11 hits and 6 runs in 6 innings and became a losing pitcher. Even though his pitch wasn’t bad, he got hit a lot.
If you look at Suarez’s pitching analysis table at the time, it is confirmed that the rate of breaking balls was high. Out of 101 pitches, only 26 were fastballs (maximum velocity of 153 km). In addition to the sinker and cutter, which are deformed fastballs, he threw a lot of changeups and sliders. Of the 29 final balls, 23 were breaking balls.
The day after the game, Samsung coach Park Jin-man also pointed out this point. Director Park said, “Compared to last year, Suarez’s rate of breaking balls seems to be too high.”
On this day, Suarez overcame the early crisis and made a save with 7 hits and no runs in 6 innings. At the end of the 6th inning, which was 0-0, in a crisis with 1 out, 1st and 2nd base, Heo Gyeong-min was caught with a fly out to left field, and then Yang Chan-yeol struck out. The 111th ball that caught the strikeout was taken at 153 km per hour.
Suarez held up well, but Samsung’s other line did not explode. He failed to target the rookie Kim Dong-ju (5 innings, 4 hits, no runs), who is going through his first full-time starting season this year. Still, he succeeded in destroying the Doosan bullpen Pilseungjo.
In the top of the 8th inning, against Doosan bullpen Jeong Cheol-won, Kim Hyeon-joon and Lee Jae-hyeon’s consecutive hits, and Koo Ja-wook, who bunted, hit the bases without a hit. Jeong Cheol-won’s wild throw raised the first point, and when the bases were loaded with one out, he pushed out and took a 2-0 lead. Then, Oh Jae-il’s two RBIs and doubles exploded, and Kim Tae-gun added two RBIs and a timely hit to widen the score to 6-0 and solidify the victory.