Kim Jin-wook, who is getting better and better, makes his third appearance in Australia… 5 scoreless innings

 Lotte left-handed pitcher Kim Jin-wook (21) is getting better and better in Australia. He qualifies for a starter with 5 scoreless innings in his 3rd appearance. 

Kim Jin-wook, who was dispatched to Geelong Korea, started the 2022-2023 Australian Professional Baseball (ABL) 9th round Auckland Tuarata (related to New Zealand) held at the Geelong Baseball Center in Victoria, Australia on the 13th (Korean time), 5 innings, 2 hits and 3 walks. He pitched with 2 strikeouts and no runs. He had a crisis, such as committing two balks, but he did not waver and succeeded in throwing a scoreless pitch. 

Kim Jin-wook was a losing pitcher in both previous games. On the 30th of last month, the first appearance, against the Sydney Bluesox, he had a good report with 2 innings, 8 hits (1 home run), 1 walk and 8 runs, but on the 7th against the Perth Heat, 5 innings, 6 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 3 runs. I pitched much better. On this day, which was his third appearance, he had 5 scoreless innings and met the requirements for a starter win. 

Kim Jin-wook, who started with a three-way offense with nine balls in the first inning, allowed consecutive on-base with a walk and a missed hit in the second inning. He even hit a balk and was driven into a crisis with one out and second and third base, but he overcame it without conceding by throwing Jason Matthews to third base and Robert Emery to center fielder.  바카라

Even in the 3rd inning, there was a scoring crisis with one out and second base due to a hit and a balk, but it was settled with consecutive strikeouts. After striking out Lin Ziwei, who had 102 games in 5 seasons in the major leagues, with a big drop curve, he struck out Jax Biggers on a swing. When the breaking ball was cut in succession, he made a swing with a high fastball. 

In the 4th inning, he made a tripartite inning with only 6 balls. He took away the timing by effectively using the changeup, which he had not thrown well, against right-handed hitters. In the 5th inning, there was a crisis with 1 company and 1st and 2nd bases with 2 walks, but Kyber Rodriguez was treated with a straight hit to 3rd base, and the runner on 2nd base doubled out, ending the inning without any runs. 

Kim Jin-wook, who passed the mound to Lee Tae-gyu after meeting the starting conditions in the 6th inning with the team leading 3-0, finished with a total of 71 pitches. His fastball velocity, including a maximum of 143 km, was in the early 140 km range, which was lower than the previous pitch, but he threw a variety of balls, including curveballs, sliders and changeups. Although he had three walks, his pitching stability formed in the strike zone stood out overall. 

After graduating from Gangneung High School, Kim Jin-wook, who was nominated by Lotte as the 1st overall pick in the 2nd round in 2021, suffered growing pains with an average ERA of 6.34 with 6 wins, 11 losses and 8 holds in 53 games for 2 years until last year. He struck out 97 in 92⅓ innings, but his pitching was very uneasy with 84 walks. He is preparing to be a starting candidate for the new season, gaining experience in the Australian league as a member of Geelong Korea this winter.

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