“I’m sorry, Anderson.”
KIA Tigers’ foreign ace, Sean Anderson, suffered only 2 losses in 2 quality starts (6 innings or more, 3 earned or less). Is ‘An Cry’ bad luck starting?
Anderson started in the match against the Doosan Bears held at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 7th and recorded 6 hits (1 home run), 3 strikeouts and 3 runs (2 earned) in 7.1 innings, but became the losing pitcher. As a result, Anderson’s KBO league record this season was 2 losses and an average ERA of 3.21.토토사이트
Anderson’s pitching content was dazzling until the 8th inning on the 7th. In the beginning of the first inning, he was hit by Soo-bin Jeong and allowed the runner to advance through stealing and wild pitching.
Anderson’s best speed of the day was 148 km, which was slower than his last game, but he threw an aggressive pitch with an appropriate mix of sliders (32 pitches) and curveballs (19 pitches). It was a pace that allowed him to aim for a complete pitch as he had only 79 pitches until the 7th inning.
However, in the 8th inning without a safe runner, Yang Seok-hwan, who had a good sense of hitting in the 1B, had a slider that went into the high course to catch a strike, and it was painful that it led to a left-handed solo home run. Anderson, who was also hit by the follow-up hitter Jo Soo-haeng, made a total of two catch errors by the first baseman, once while checking Kang Seung-ho at bat and once when he grounded to the third baseman, and made an absurd third run (2 earned). Anderson caught the follow-up hitter Lee Yoo-chan’s bunt and threw it to first base, putting the runner out, and then replaced with Kim Dae-yu and finished pitching that day.
In the end, KIA was unable to overturn this score, and Anderson took on the defeat. The loss against SSG Landers held in Incheon on the 1st is a game that comes to mind. Even at that time, Anderson played well, allowing only two runs until the sixth inning, but after making two outs on first base in the seventh inning, reliever Kim Ki-hoon allowed the runner to run, allowing three runs in the final and becoming the losing pitcher.
In the end, KIA Tigers coach Kim Jong-guk, who met on the 2nd, the day after the game ended, said, “I feel sorry for Anderson,” and expressed his regret for Anderson, who became a losing pitcher even in a reverse fight.
At the same time, director Kim Jong-guk said, “I think you must have been very nervous yesterday (the 1st). It wasn’t the balance I thought, and I should have made the pitching a little more detailed, but that was lacking, but I think it will get better.”
In fact, Anderson pitched efficiently with very few pitches per inning in the 2nd to 7th innings, in which he did not allow any walks in the second game and pitched scoreless. It was exactly what KIA wanted.
However, due to the occurrence of many injuries, the lack of offensive power and shaky defense of KIA’s other lines, which are not the best, are expected to be a concern in the future. It is also the fate of the ace, but the scoring support for Anderson’s mounding game is very lacking. In two games against the opposing team’s first starters, KIA gave Anderson only one point and only scored two points in the game. In addition, the defense was shaken, making it more difficult for Anderson.
It sounds obvious, but baseball is a sport that can be won by ‘hit well, throw well, and block well’. Even if Anderson continues with a more perfect pitch, it is a story that the ‘ancry mode’ can be repeated in the future if there is no awakening in the offense and defense of the KIA fielders.