Where did the momentum of the first monthly MVP of his life go?
In an away game against the Doosan Bears held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 11th, Na Kyun-an recorded 8 hits, 2 strikeouts and 4 runs in 5 innings.
For Na Kyun-an, last April was the best month. He appeared in 5 games and recorded 4 wins, 0 losses and an average ERA of 1.34, playing the role of the team’s ace. His performance was recognized as the first monthly MVP of his career.
He joined as a catcher and turned to a pitcher, and it felt like he was wearing clothes that fit him perfectly. Na Kyun-an also smiled, saying, “April this year was an opportunity to grow as a pitcher,” and “It was a month when I was able to gain confidence while pitching.”
It seemed that he had risen to an ace now, but as he entered May, he started to falter a little. He became a losing pitcher by recording 5 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 5 runs in 4 innings against the KIA Tigers on the 3rd.
On this day, Kyun-an Na had a fastball speed of 148km, and he used a combination of forks (29), cutters (13), and curves (5) to deal with Doosan’s lineup.
It wasn’t good from the start. He was hit by a double by lead batter Su-bin Su, and allowed a score with a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly.
In the second inning, he blocked it with a three-person offense, but the number of pitches was 19, which was rather high.
The Lotte batting line took a 2-1 lead with one point each in the first and second innings.
Episode 3, when I was able to step out with a slightly lighter heart. However, further losses followed. Kang Seung-ho and Park Gye-beom got hits in a row, and Sue-bin Jung hit the ball. When Jo Soo-haeng grounded, he caught the third base runner at home and seemed to breathe, but Yang Eui-ji allowed a tie with a timely hit.
Even in the 4th episode, it was difficult to solve. With Yang Seok-hwan’s hit and Heo Kyung-min’s double, they were driven to second and third base safely. He blocked Rojas with a three-pitch strikeout, but Kang Seung-ho’s sacrifice fly gave him a 2-3 lead. 토토사이트
Na Kyun-an, who was hit by Jo Soo-haeng after one out in the fifth inning, was driven to third base with one out due to stealing and wild throwing. Eui-ji Yang caught the runner on third base with a grounder in front of the pitcher from the at-bat, but Kim Jae-hwan hit 2 hits at the right time and gave up 4 runs.
As the scene continued to shake, Lotte made a pitcher change. With the start of episode 6, Kyun-an Na was released. The loss is 4 points.
In the previous two games against Doosan, Lotte laid the foundation for a rebound by pitching for the first time this season with Dan Strayley and Charlie Barnes pitching for the first time this season (6 or more starting innings, 3 earned runs or less). However, during the month of April, the undoubted ace, Na Gyun-an, gave up 9 runs in 9 innings in 2 games, and the time of small worries began again.
Meanwhile, Lotte showed concentration in the second half and won the 10th overtime 7-6.