‘Proof of first starting power’ KIA Anderson, first win in the KBO League after 3 QS

1 Proof of the power of selection!

KIA Tigers foreign pitcher Sean Anderson (29) started the home game against the Hanwha Eagles in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 12th, and the team won 2-0 with 7 innings, 3 hits, 7 strikeouts and no runs. led He also reported his first win in the KBO League. 토토사이트

Anderson joined KIA this season. He is a pitcher with a speed of 150km per hour to overwhelm batters. Along with his heavy fastball, he uses a sharp slider as his main weapon, and thanks to his consistent good pitching from the demonstration game, he was dropped as the first starter early on.

Anderson has started three games this season so far. All of his pitches were good, but his luck did not follow in the previous two appearances. In the opening match against Incheon SSG Landers on the 1st, he suffered a loss with 6.2 innings and 3 runs, and against the Gwangju Doosan Bears on the 7th, he scored 3 runs in 7.1 innings (2 earned runs), adding a loss even after pitching more brilliantly.

The first starter, who had to cry for scoring support, did not receive much support even in the match against Hanwha that day. KIA only scored 2 runs from Hanwha starting pitcher Moon Dong-ju until the 6th inning. Lee Woo-sung scored two RBIs and a double in the middle right at the second out, first and third base chances at the end of the second inning, and that was the only scoring support that day.

Anderson used his own abilities to win the game. He pitched much more powerfully than the previous two quality starts (QS pitching 6 or more starting innings and 3 earned runs or less). He showed his strength as the first starter. Following the match against Doosan on the 7th, he marked QS Plus (QS+, pitching with less than 3 earned runs over 7 starting innings).

Anderson threw a total of 93 pitches that day. The highest fastball speed was measured at 149km/h, and the average speed at 145km. As for the changing ball, he used his main weapon, the slider, the most. He used a total of 38 sliders.

The bullpen, which received the ball from Anderson in the 8th inning, also worked hard. Jeon Sang-hyun closed 1 inning with no hits, 2 strikeouts and no runs in the top of the 8th inning, and finishing pitcher Jeong Hae-young also cleared 1 inning with no runs in the top of the 9th inning, protecting Anderson’s first win in the KBO League. KIA also washed away the regret of losing 4-5 in the 10th overtime the previous day, and at the same time escaped from two consecutive losses.

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