KIA Tigers pitcher Sean Anderson (29), who has earned the nickname ‘Thor’ for his appearance resembling the popular movie character ‘God of Thunder’ Thor, pitched well.
Anderson started the mound in the away game against the LG Twins held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 29th, striking out 7 in 6 innings and pitching a scoreless pitch.
Anderson allowed Moon Seong-joo a heavy hit in the first inning, but Hong Chang-ki and Oh Ji-hwan struck out and Austin struck out to finish the inning.
In the second inning, Anderson faced a crisis with a run on 1st and 2nd base by giving Kim Hyun-soo a walk and Park Dong-won a left-handed hit, but Seo Geon-chang was caught on a double play and the inning ended with no runs.
Anderson gave up another left-handed hit to Moon Sung-joo in the 3rd inning, but Park Hae-min and Hong Chang-ki 토토사이트struck out Park Hae-min and Oh Ji-hwan with three strikeouts to finish the inning.
In the 4th inning, Anderson gave up consecutive hits to Kim Hyeon-soo and Moon Bo-kyung with no runners out and was in danger of 1 out and 1st and 3rd base, but Park Dong-won struck out with three strikes and Seo Geon-chang with a flyout to center fielder and continued the scoreless streak.
Anderson finished the 5th inning well. He struck out Hae-Min Park, the lead batter, and walked Chang-Ki Hong, but Seong-Joo Moon also struck out, and Oh Ji-Hwan, the first baseman, grounded out the inning to end the inning.
Anderson, who was on the mound in the 6th inning, gave Kim Hyun-soo a left-handed hit with no runners, but when Moon Bo-kyung hit a ground ball, he put out Kim Hyun-soo, who was running to second base, and struck out Park Dong-won with a swing and came down the mound with a roar. In particular, the team came down from a huge 5-0 lead and met the victory requirement.
Anderson threw a total of 112 pitches that day. He focused on the slider (53 pitches), mixed fastballs (39 pitches), two-seam (10 pitches), curveball (8 pitches), and cutter (2 pitches) evenly to cook LG batters. The highest speed of the fastball that day was 152 km/h.
Prior to the game, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, “I hope Anderson will continue the innings as long as possible,” citing the lack of bullpen pitchers due to the extended game that went to the 11th inning the previous day. I got the driving force to run.