‘ERA 1.94 in the second half’ 22-year-old left-hander, brilliant pitching in 6 innings, 5K, 2 runs, even in come-from-behind loss

Doosan Bears Choi Seung-yong (22) continued his powerful pitching in the second half. 

Choi Seung-yong started the game against Kiwoom Heroes in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 3rd and recorded 6 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 6 innings. 

Choi Seung-yong, who was hit by a triple by Ronnie Dawson with one out in the top of the first inning, directly treated pitcher Lee Joo-hyung with a ground ball. Kim Hwi-jip was sent out with a walk, but Song Seong-moon was caught with a fly ball to right field to overcome the crisis. 

Choi Seung-yong, who recorded a three-way pitch in the second inning, struck out leadoff hitter Kim Byeong-hwi in the third inning. However, he was hit by successive hits by Park Soo-jong and Dawson, and Lee Joo-hyung’s advanced base hit put him in danger with two outs and runners on second and third base. In the end, Choi Seung-yong allowed Kim Hwi-jip to score the first run after hitting a timely 2-RBI hit.

However, Doosan’s batting lineup turned the game around먹튀검증 by scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Choi Seung-yong, who had the lead, was hit by Park Chan-hyuk with one out in the top of the fourth inning, but ended the inning without any major trouble. In the 5th inning, leadoff hitter Su-jong Park was sent out due to a catching error by shortstop, but he induced a double play to Dawson, and gave up an infield hit to Joo-hyung Lee, but did not give up a run as Kim Hwi-jip grounded to first base. 

Choi Seung-yong, who was on the mound in the 6th inning, neatly organized the batting lineup of Song Seong-moon (strikeout), Lim Ji-yeol (fly ball), and Park Chan-hyuk (strikeout) and came down the mound. In the 7th inning, when Doosan was ahead 5-3, he was replaced by Young-ha Lee and finished his pitch that day. Choi Seung-yong met the requirements for 4 wins in the season, but unfortunately was unable to become the winning pitcher as the bullpen allowed a comeback.

Choi Seung-yong, who recorded 95 pitches, used fastballs (37 pitches), sliders (30 pitches), splitters (21 pitches), and curves (7 pitches). The highest fastball speed reached 145 km/h, and the average speed was 142 km/h. 

Choi Seung-yong, who has 3 wins, 6 losses, 1 save, and an ERA of 4.10 in 32 games (105 ⅓ innings) this season, has a scary pace in the second half of the season. He struggled in the first half of the season with 19 games (63⅔ innings), 2 wins, 6 losses, and an ERA of 5.51, but in the second half, he is showing overwhelming performance with 13 games (41⅔ innings), 1 win, 1 save, and an ERA of 1.94. 

Even in today’s game, although Choi Seung-yong allowed the first run, he did not waver and took charge until the 6th inning. He did his part, recording his fourth quality start of the season (six innings allowed three or fewer earned runs).

 Doosan lost 5-6.






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