Doosan Bears right-hander Kim Dong-ju (21) pitched a Quality Start Plus (7 or more starting innings, 3 earned runs or less) for the first time in his life.
Kim Dong-ju recorded 5 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts and no runs in 7 innings against the KIA Tigers at Jamsil Stadium on the 12th. 95 total pitches. Kim Dong-joo, who debuted in the first team last year wearing a Doosan uniform in the 2nd round of the 2021 rookie draft, met the victory requirements by throwing the first QS+ pitch while digesting the longest inning in the 6th start this season. Kim Dong-ju, who passed the mound in the top of the 8th inning with Doosan leading 3-0, will succeed in winning 2 wins (1 loss) in the season if the team wins.스포츠토토
On this day, Kim Dong-ju showed off his excellent game management skills. In the first inning, after one death, Ko Jong-wook was allowed a hit, but he increased the outcount by creating a rundown situation with a check ball, and struck out Socrates to start fresh. In the second inning, he overcame the risk of conceding by grounding Han Seung-taek with 2nd out, 1st and 2nd base. He gave up two hits in the third inning as well, but came down the mound blocking the follow-up hit. In the 4th through 6th innings, he continued his cruising streak by making three consecutive trip-out innings. Doosan steadily accumulated points and lightened Kim Dong-ju’s shoulders with a 3-0 lead.
Kim Dong-ju, who came back to the mound in the top of the 7th inning, gave the lead hitter Choi Hyung-woo a first-class double. However, he took a breather as third baseman Heo Gyeong-min caught a ground ball from Kim Seon-bin, followed by Hwang Dae-in’s hit ball with a diving catch. Kim Dong-joo finished the QS+ pitch while handling the ground ball to Lee Woo-sung.
Kim Dong-ju, who finished the 7th inning, roared as he pounded his chest with his right hand. It was a compliment to himself for giving his best pitch after his professional debut.