Adam Plutko (32, LG Twins) achieved the 7th quality start of the season (6 or more starting innings and 3 earned runs or less), but failed to achieve the winning pitcher requirement.
Plutko started in the 2023 KBO League regular season home game against the Hanwha Eagles held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 20th, recording 6 innings, 4 hits, 2 walks, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 1 run. He achieved his 7th quality start this season, but withdrew from the mound without a win or loss as he did not receive scoring support from the other line.
As you can see from his record, he showed neat pitching. Plutko allowed Jung Eun-won, the lead batter, to double in the first inning as soon as he came back. He was shaken from the start, but he escaped from the crisis right away. First of all, Lee Jin-young, who recently came up as the second hitter with a good hitting feel, caught a strikeout on a swing with a combination of a slider and a high fastball. The cleanup trio Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-seong, considered the nucleus of Hanwha’s batting line, finished the first inning with ground balls in the infield.
In the second inning, pitching was more stable. Leading batter Kim In-hwan induced the second baseman to fly with two cutters (cut fastballs), and Choi Jae-hoon threw three straight fastballs in a 2-ball, 1-strike situation to lead the second baseman to fly again. He threw a four-ball to Kwon Kwang-min, the follow-up hitter, and gave him the on-base, but immediately threw a fastball to Lee Do-yoon and finished with a ground ball to second base.
Plutko, who finished the inning with a strikeout and two fly balls after one hit in the third inning, gave up the only run in the fourth inning. As in the first inning, it was the root cause of this time that the lead hitter Chae Eun-seong gave up a double. It didn’t shake this time either. Plutko got another floating ball from second baseman Kim In-hwan, and Choi Jae-hoon also caught it with a straight hit from third baseman. It seemed to escape from the crisis as it was, but the situation was different from the first episode. In Hanwha, Kwon Kwang-min got a walk, and infielder Lee Do-yoon, who was first registered in the first team this season, attacked Plutko’s high cutter and scored with a double that flew behind the right fielder.먹튀검증
Despite the loss, Plutko’s sense of stability was maintained. After blocking the 4th inning and getting on the mound in the 5th, he overwhelmed Hanwha’s 2nd to 4th batting order with 2 strikeouts and 1 fly ball. Jin-young Lee had a slider and Eun-seong Chae had a fastball, but the deciding ball was different, but all of them led to strikeouts through high strike zone matches. After finishing the 5th inning and getting on the mound until the 6th inning, he finished with a quality start again this time with a tripartite retreat.
He finished the top of the 6th inning with a 0-1 trailing situation, but the loss requirement was erased as the batting line supported a run in the 6th inning. After creating a chance to load the bases safely at the end of the 6th inning, LG returned the game to the starting point with Park Dong-won’s sacrifice fly after one run. The opportunity to score continued, but it was not achieved until the turnaround, so the challenge for the 7th win of the season was postponed to the next opportunity. Instead, the undefeated record continued this season.