5 wins of the season, ‘Strength’ Plutko, terrifying 18 batters in a row

LG Twins Adam Plutko (32) rose to the sole lead in the most wins in the league.

Plutko started the NC Dinos away game held at NC Park in Changwon on the 3rd, and led to a 2-1 victory with 2 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings. Plutko, who ran 4 wins in a row as a starter, succeeded in achieving 5 wins in the season, becoming the single leader with many wins, 1 win ahead of the 2nd place group. He lowered his ERA from 1.53 before the game to 1.49.

There were no flaws. Plutko allowed a solo home run to Park Min-woo after two outs at the end of the first inning. However, he prevented additional runs from 2 out 2 and 3 base and immediately regained a sense of stability. At the end of the second inning, where the score was 1-1, lead hitter Kim Joo-won walked out, and then 스포츠토토blocked the NC lineup with 18 consecutive hits until the 7th inning. 7 innings is the most innings in a game by an individual this season.

Starting from the match against the Samsung Lions on the 9th of last month, he continued his power with a quality start in 5 consecutive games (6 or more starting innings and 3 earned runs or less). Thanks to Plutko, LG finished the game with only two bullpen players (Yoo Young-chan and Park Myeong-geun). Considering that the bullpen was overloaded recently, it was a good pitch like ‘healing rain in a drought’. Coincidentally, LG’s foreign ace, Casey Kelly, was sluggish (1 win, 2 losses, average ERA of 5.66), so Plutko’s shoulders were heavier.

The number of Plutko pitches against NC was 93 (64 strikes). He threw five pitches evenly: 35 fastballs, 13 cut fastballs, 14 curveballs, 18 sliders and 13 changeups. The highest fastball speed was 146km/h. After the game, Plutko said, “Today’s game, both teams played good defense. Our team was able to win thanks to (Hong) Chang-ki and (Moon) Seong-joo’s help.” It’s getting better, and there were several crises at the beginning of today, but thanks to Park Dong-won, I was able to get out of the crisis.”

He continued, “As always, I focused on team victory rather than individual victory, and I am most happy that I gave the team a foothold to win. I am satisfied with my role as a starting pitcher.

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