NC started the season without a single foreign pitcher. Since Taylor Widener was unable to pitch due to a back injury sustained just before the opening game, NC is giving young pitchers a chance as their fifth starter.
Following Lee Jun-ho, who pitched against Doosan on the 6th, right-hander Lee Yong-jun (21) pitched against KT on the 12th. Lee Yong-jun, who made only two starts out of the 13 games he started in the first team after his debut as a third year after joining in 2021, put NC on a 5-game winning streak with his first win in his life.
NC led NC to a 5-1 victory with 4 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings against KT held at NC Park in Changwon on the 12th.
On this day, the opponent was Koh Young-pyo, the first starter in KT. However, Ko Young-pyo came down the mound with 8 hits and 5 runs in 5.2 innings, including 2 home runs, and the ‘win-loss’ completely missed the pre-game expectations.
As soon as the game started, Lee Yong-jun was put into a crisis with 2 hits and a wild throw in the first inning with one out and 2nd and 3rd base. He also gave Park Byeong-ho a right-handed hit at the right time in the 4th and gave him the first point. But after that, he quickly found stability. He caught Seong-Woo Jang on a shortstop grounder, then he gave up a walk to Jae-Gyun Hwang, but induced No. 7 Cho Yong-Ho to ground to third base to catch third base runner Baek-Ho Kang, ending the inning with only one run. After that, Lee Yong-joon finished the mission after throwing 78 without giving up any more runs until the 5th inning, ending with a three-way offense in two or three consecutive times.
Of the two starters who did not receive scoring support, Koh Young-pyo rather collapsed. In the bottom of the 5th inning, after one death, Han Seok-hyun and Seo Ho-cheol, who were in the lower batting order, reached base with consecutive hits, and allowed Park Min-woo to hit a triple in the right field, allowing a 1-2 turnaround. The reversed NC continued to attack Young-pyo Ko with long hits. Park Geon-woo hit a two-run home run from second out and third base, and in the bottom of the 6th, lead batter Park Seok-min added a solo shot from left to steal 5 runs from Ko Young-pyo.
NC swept 3 consecutive matches with Kiwoom on the 7th and 9th. NC, which won all 3 consecutive matches in which Kiwoom 1st to 3rd starting pitchers, including An Woojin, Yokishi and Hurado, continued its momentum even after meeting KT. On the 11th, NC won with Shin Min-hyeok’s 6 innings scoreless against KT, where Bo Shul-seo struggled with 1 run in 7 innings. NC raised the atmosphere at the beginning of the season with 5 consecutive wins.
NC coach Kang In-kwon, who said of Lee Yong-jun before the game, “I hope he can endure only 5 innings,” said, “Lee Yong-jun led the team’s winning streak with excellent pitching. Congratulations on his first victory in his debut.” 토토사이트
Lee Yong-jun said, “I am happy to get my first win today, which I have been waiting for since his debut. Our team’s batting continued to be good, and I believed that we would score between the 1st and 5th innings. I was able to pitch comfortably as expected,” he said. “There were a lot of pitches in the first inning, and the situation went badly, but Park Se-hyuk encouraged me that the first inning was not good, so the remaining innings would be better. Thanks to that, I think there were good results.”