A traitor trying to become a hero… Why is Go Woo-seok appearing? There was no reversal in O’Grady
- on Apr 22, 2023
With oriental medicine, he could become a hero and create a turning point. However, it was at this time that I met the best finisher in Korea. The result is a strikeout.
Brian O’Grady, a big-time foreign hitter of the Hanwha Eagles, had to swallow his disappointment against the LG Twins on the 21st.
O’Grady is suffering from extreme sluggishness in the early stages.
O’Grady had a batting average of 101.4 (4 hits in 35 at-bats) even in the demonstration game. However, three of his four hits were home runs, and he had 10 RBIs. It was an all-or-nothing blow.
There is no pitcher in the KBO League who honestly competes against a giant shot with poor accuracy. O’Grady is also struggling in the regular season. Until the 21st, he had a batting average of 1.03 and 3 in 16 games (8 hits in 60 at-bats). Still, there was an expectation that it would pass if hit, but there has been no home run yet. His strikeouts were the most with 29.
His slugging percentage is 1.67 and his on-base percentage is 1.85, with an OPS of only 0.352.
O’Gredi, who missed once against the KIA Tigers on the 10th due to sluggish performance, was excluded from the selection again against the Daejeon LG Twins on the 21st. During the game the previous day, he felt discomfort in his side and was replaced, and it seemed to give him another day of rest.
And he came on as a substitute in the most important situations. In the bottom of the 8th inning, which was chased by 2-4, he entered as a pinch hitter in place of Yoo Sang-bin with 2 out, 1st and 3rd base, and number 6.
Then, instead of Kim Jin-seong토스카지노, LG raised Go Woo-seok as the finisher.
Go Woo-seok is the KBO League’s leading closer who became the save king with 42 saves. He is also the pitcher who sprays the fastest ball among the closers in the KBO League. He fell out due to an injury, but returned to the NC Dinos match on the 18th, spraying a fast ball of up to 156 km and notifying his health with 3 strikeouts.
Go Woo-seok’s fastball speed was only about 150 km that day, but O’Grady couldn’t attack the ball. O’Grady, who missed the center fastball of the first pitch of 150km, made another miss on the outside ball of the second pitch of 151km. O’Grady, who did not respond to the fastball that deviated greatly to the outside of the third pitch, swung again at the low 151 km fastball on the fourth pitch. It was a strikeout even if he didn’t swing because all three balls he missed came into the strike zone.
Ko Woo-seok did not throw any breaking balls and played head-to-head with a fastball, but O’Grady’s bat could not catch up at all.
Among the foreign batters who came to Korea for the first time this season, there were those who adapted well, such as LG’s Austin Dean (batting average of 0.400, 2 homers, 12 RBIs) and SSG Landers’ Guillermo Heredia (batting average of 0.317, 2 homers, 9 RBIs), making O’Grady’s sluggish performance even more painful. Coming.
A hit or a home run from Go Woo-seok would have been an opportunity to gain confidence, but the result was the exact opposite of expectations.