Park Hyo-joon’s No-Hits at 20 at-bats devastated 100s and won 12 Wainwrights
Pittsburgh posted Park Hyo-joon (25) as the starting second baseman in the lineup announced ahead of the game against St. Louis on the 23rd (Korea time).
Park Hyo-joon had been silent with no hits for 18 consecutive at-bats recently. Although he showed good performance in the early days of the Major League call-up, he also seemed to have faced a crisis as his opponent’s analysis continued. Swing did not return confidently, and the hit was noticeably reduced. Park Hyo-joon’s batting average dropped from 0.310 to 0.203 on August 11.
But Pittsburgh had faith. This year’s performance was not an important team anyway. Park Hyo-joon had to be constantly tested for next year’s plan. On the same day, he played as a second baseman and went through a test. But the long-awaited hit didn’t come out.
Park Hyo-joon had no hits in two at-bats. Both times against veteran starter Adam Waynewright, he stayed on infield ground balls. In the first at bat in the third inning, he boldly turned the bat from the first pitch, but only shortstop grounder.
In the second at-bats in the fifth inning, when the team was 0-1, the team held out with a full count match. However, the shortstop caught him attacking the four-seam fastball for the sixth time. The defensive position was good, but it was basically a weak hit.
Pittsburgh replaced Park Hyo-joon with a double switch in the process of replacing the starting broult ahead of defense in the fifth inning. He moved the pitcher’s at-bats to No. 8, and hired the fielder in the No. 9 batting order. His batting average dropped to 0.197 and his OPS (On-base + slugging average) dropped to 0.557. He only picked one walk while recording no hits in 20 at-bats recently.
The Pittsburgh batters were tied up, too. Wayneight’s back throw ensued. Wayne Wright blocked the Pittsburgh lineup with a skilled pitching until the seventh inning, and took the mound in the eighth inning and was responsible for one more inning even when he was almost 100 pitches, which was usually set as the number of limited pitches. He recorded his 12th win of the season.
If veteran Wayne Wright cheered up on the mound, veteran Molina also hit the final in the lineup. Molina scored a timely left-handed hit in the first inning, and St. Louis added one more run with Goldschmidt’s solo home run in the fifth inning, leading 1-0. In the eighth inning, the St. Louis team added one more run to win 3-0, and continued to advance to the postseason 파워볼사이트
On the other hand, Kim Kwang-hyun, who returned from the injured list and went into standby in the bullpen, had no chance to take the mound amid Wayneight’s back throw. Kim Kwang-hyun, who had elbow pain, will support his team mound in the bullpen for the time being.