I was ‘perfect’ until the 7th episode… NC Gu Chang-mo, after the perfect break, ‘Warrr’
Did the tension ease after the great record was broken? Gu Chang-mo (26, NC Dinos), who had been pitching perfectly until the 7th inning, collapsed in an instant and swallowed the regret.
Koo Chang-mo started the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League KIA Tigers match held at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 27th.
Koo Chang-mo, who was sluggish in the first two games, including against Samsung on the 2nd (6 runs in 4⅔ innings) and against Kiwoom on the 8th (4 runs in 4⅔ innings), against SSG on the 15th (8⅔ innings scoreless토토사이트) and against Lotte on the 21st (6 scoreless innings) After that, he showed off his appearance as a ‘local ace’ by showing off his survival in two games.
On this day, Gyeonggi-do continued the upward trend of the previous two games. Starting with catching Lee Chang-jin with a floating ball in center field at the end of 7 pitches in the first inning, he continued his ‘perfect’ march by not allowing a single player to reach base until the middle of the game.
Until the 6th inning, the KIA batting order turned twice, but no one could step on first base. During this time, he had 5 strikeouts and only 66 pitches.
As the KIA hitters were hardly able to hit the ball in the center of the bat, expectations for a great record in the ‘perfect game’ grew.
The ‘perfect game’ in which no runners are let out, such as walks, hits, four balls, and errors against 27 batters in 9 innings, is a record that has never been recorded in the 41-year-old KBO league.
In 2011, Lee Yong-hoon (Lotte) had a record against Hanwha in the 2nd group, and Wilmer Font (SSG) achieved 9 innings perfect in NC last year, but the game went 0-0 to 10 and remained as an ‘unofficial record’. It was only
In the 7th inning, Koo Chang-mo, who was on the mound, struck out the lead hitter Lee Chang-jin on three pitches to boost his momentum.
But things turned out strangely. Kim Seon-bin’s missed ball landed in an ambiguous position with second baseman Park Min-woo. Park Min-woo tried to blow his body, but it became an infield hit as he was hit by a glove and left. Perfect and no-hit, it was the moment when all records were broken.
After that, Gu Chang-mo was shaken sharply. He allowed a walk to Socrates Brito. It was the first walk of Koo Chang-mo, who showed sharp control throughout the game.
After that, Hyung-Woo Choi gave up a right-handed hit. As NC remained scoreless until the 7th inning, it was now in danger of losing.
Koo Chang-mo gave Hwang Dae-in a sacrifice fly at 1st, 1st and 3rd bases, giving him one more point. Afterwards, he was hit by Byun Woo-hyuk and Lee Woo-sung in a row and allowed the third run.
Second pitcher Kim Si-hoon allowed Han Seung-taek to hit 2 RBIs in a timely manner, and two more runners in charge of Koo Chang-mo stepped home.
6⅔ innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, 5 runs. All five runners sent by Chang-mo Koo lost runs, and Chang-mo Koo’s final report card, which had a perfect march until the 6th inning, became infinitely poor.
His earned run average, which had been brought down to 3.04 by his good pitching in his last two games, rose again to 3.86.
On this day, the batting line, which showed a frustrating appearance by leaving as many as 9 residual bases until the 7th inning when Gu Chang-mo was on the mound, failed to score even in the 8th and 9th innings, and NC eventually lost 0-5.
In the SSG game on the 15th, Koo Chang-mo, who pitched 8⅔ scoreless innings but was unable to win due to the silence of the other line, was unable to win again even after hitting 19 batters in a row in the game that day. Instead of postponing his first win of the season to the next opportunity, Koo Chang-mo suffered his first loss.
KIA, who recorded 2 wins and 1 loss in 3 consecutive matches during the week with 2 wins in a row, marked 9 wins and 11 losses, and NC with 2 consecutive losses lost 11 wins and 12 losses, and the 50% win rate collapsed.
The number of pitches by Chang-mo Gu has increased to 91, and NC eventually decided to replace it.