“The pitching wasn’t bad. It’s a pity that I brought a crisis to myself in episode 4.”
Sean Anderson, a new foreign starting pitcher for the KIA Tigers, made his debut at the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League exhibition match against Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 15th.
Anderson, whose main weapon was a fast ball, recorded a maximum speed of 150 km. He recorded 2 hits, 3 walks, 1 strikeout and 2 runs (no earned) in 3.2 innings.
Anderson led the game well without conceding until the third inning. However, after 2 outs in the 4th inning, he was unable to continue the march of ‘0’, giving up runs along with consecutive walks.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said after the game, “Anderson’s control was a bit uneasy. Still, he pitched aggressively. I expect him to pick up the pace well in time for the regular season.”
Anderson threw a total of 60 pitches. He had 34 strikes and 26 balls. First of all, I felt sorry for Jegu. Still, the fastball that went into the strike zone and the slider were impressive.
Anderson said, “I was in good shape overall. Considering that it was his first official game, I don’t think his pitching was too bad.”
He said, “What was regrettable was the part where he brought himself into a crisis by giving walks in a row after 2 outs in the 4th inning. He looked back, saying,메이저사이트 “I will prepare well so that he does not come back during the season.”
After making his first appearance in the exhibition game, Anderson is expected to improve his condition 100% in time for the 2023 season by gradually increasing the number of pitches. He said, “In his first game, he threw 60. He plans to gradually increase the number of pitches. He promised that he would prepare well before the regular season according to the current routine and make an effort to create a 100% condition until the opening.”