LG Twins right-handed foreign ace Adam Plutko dropped out of the game early.
Plutko scrambled as a starting pitcher in an away game against NC Dinos in the 2023 professional baseball KBO league held at Changwon NC Park on the 26th.토토사이트
Although it was somewhat difficult to manage the number of pitches, Plutko showed crisis management ability that day and blocked the NC lineup well.
LG Plutko was replaced after playing 4 innings against Changwon NC on the 26th. Photo = Reporter Kim Young-gu
The highlight was the bottom of the 4th inning when LG narrowly led 1-0. At the time, Plutko was driven to full base safely with Do Tae-Hoon and Seo Ho-Chul’s consecutive hits and Kim Joo-Won’s walk. but did not waver. He led follow-up hitter Ahn Joong-yeol to a shortstop double hit. In the meantime, third base runner Do Tae-hoon stepped home, but the follow-up hitter Son Ah-seop was also treated as a grounder by first baseman. It was to minimize the number of runs in a crisis that could give the atmosphere of the game.
However, at the start of the bottom of the 5th inning, LG replaced the pitcher with Yoo Yeong-chan, a right-handed bullpen resource. Considering that Plutko’s number of pitches was 80, he was able to handle one more inning, which is a questionable decision.
Regarding this, an LG official explained, “Plutko was replaced to protect the player due to discomfort in the left adductor muscle.”
Plutko’s final score for the day was 4 innings, 6 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts and 1 run. He used the slider (30 pitches) the most, along with a fastball (24 pitches, maximum speed of 148 km), cutter (14 pitches), curveball (7 pitches), and changeup (5 pitches). When the two teams face each other 1-1, they come down the mound and win or lose has nothing to do with it.