Kim Yoon-sik of ‘KT match ERA 7.00’ will he be able to recreate the impact of last year’s ‘Autumn Baseball’…PS’s first try to win
LG Twins’ Kim Yun-sik (23) will start Game 4 of the Korean Series, which could decide the fate of the series.
LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop announced Kim Yoon-sik as the starting pitcher for Game 4 of the best-of-seven Shinhan Bank SOL Korean Series against KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on April 11.
Kim is 6-4 with a 4.22 ERA in 17 games (74⅔ innings) this season. Against KT, he was 1-0 with a 7.00 ERA in three games (nine innings). In September and October, he was on a good pace, going 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA in six games (25⅓ innings).토토사이트
In an interview before Game 3 on October 10, manager Yoon Kyung-yeop said, “Depending on the outcome of today’s game, there may be a change in the starting pitcher for Game 4. If we win, the starting pitcher for Game 4 will go back to the rotation. However, if we lose the game today, we will have to make an abnormal operation because if we lose tomorrow, we will have lost three games and will be over 70-80%.” The plan is to start Yoon-Sik Kim in Game 3, but if they lose, they will make a change.
LG battled back and forth with KT. Austin Dean hit a leadoff triple in the third inning, but gave up one run in the fourth and three in the fifth. In the sixth inning, Park Dong-won hit a two-run homer, but in the eighth inning, Park Byung-ho hit a two-run homer. In the ninth inning, Oh Ji-hwan hit a dramatic come-from-behind three-run home run to give LG an 8-7 victory.
With a 2-1 series lead, LG announced Kim Yun-sik as the starter for Game 4 as scheduled. In a postgame interview, Yoon said, “I received a report from the coaching staff that he’s not too bad, so he’ll start tomorrow. His current condition is not bad,” he said, adding that he was looking forward to Kim Yun-sik’s performance.
Kim Yun-sik is a young left-hander in his fourth year of professional baseball, but he has plenty of experience in fall baseball. He pitched in the 2020 semi-playoffs, 2021 semi-playoffs, and 2022 playoffs. Most notably, he started Game 3 of last year’s playoffs and pitched 5⅔ innings, striking out three and walking one.
With a 1-2 record, KT Wiz will start with Uhm Sang-baek on the mound. This will be his first start of the season against LG, as he is 7-6 with a 3.63 ERA in 20 games (111⅔ innings) this season. Last season, he was strong against LG, going 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA in three games (13⅔ innings). In the playoffs, he struggled with a 6.75 ERA in two games (1⅓ innings).
After allowing four runs on five hits (one home run) with two walks and four strikeouts in 5⅔ innings against the KIA on Aug. 22, Uhm was sidelined for the rest of the season with a microfracture injury to his ribs. Since returning from the playoffs, Uhm hasn’t been at full strength. It’s likely to be a bullpen day for him in this game, with short outings rather than long ones.
If LG wins Game 4, they will take a 3-1 lead and take full control of the series. KT desperately needs to take Game 4 to even the series at 2-2. Kim Yun-sik and Uhm Sang-baek have a lot on their shoulders.