Go Woo-seok, Coach Compliments Matsui

At Gocheok Sky Dome Gocheok Dome in Seoul, the Korean and Japanese finishing pitchers had mixed feelings.

The San Diego Padres warmed up lightly at Gocheok Dome ahead of the opening two consecutive games of the Major League Baseball MLB against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 20th. The San Diego Padres, which played against Team Korea, a combined team of the Korea Baseball Organization KBO, on the 17th, faced the LG Twins, a combined winner of last year’s KBO League, on the 18th. All the results were a victory. San Diego manager Mike Shildt appeared to be looking for the best opening card by deploying various players.

Both Ko Woo-suk and Yuki Matsui, who drew attention, took the mound in a special match. The two players are a key bullpen resource that San Diego recruited this winter. San Diego had to leave the team as free agents to fill the gap with starting closer Josh Hader Houston Astros and swingman Nick Martinez Cincinnati Reds, and turned to the Asian league to recruit both Korean and Japanese closer Ko Woo-suk and Matsui.

Ko became the first relief pitcher 42 saves in the 2022 season by achieving the youngest 40 saves 24 years, 1 month and 21 days in the league. His overall KBO league record is 19 wins and 26 losses with 139 saves with a 3.18 ERA in 354 games. Matsui played with two wins and three losses and 39 saves with a 1.57 ERA in the Japanese professional baseball league last year, and became the third relief pitcher in the Pacific League after 2019 and 2022. In terms of NPB’s overall performance 10 years, attention has been paid to how he will utilize the two players throughout the offseason.

At the exhibition game, he showed good performance. He pitched in two games, struck out five and allowed no run in two innings. In contrast, Ko’s earned run average in five games six runs allowed in four and one-third innings soared to 12.46 six runs in four and one-third innings. The results of the special match at Gocheok were similar. Matsui, who pitched in the game against Team Korea on Thursday, gave up no run in one inning, and Ko gave up two hits one homer in the first inning. He pitched in a 5-2 game and managed to secure a save, but he was not stable as he allowed Lee Jae-won a two-run homerun. The ERA including the exhibition game amounts to 13.50 eight runs in five and one-third innings.

Shildt, who praised Matsui for his good pitching today, said after the special match against LG, “Of course, Ko must have wanted to do well. I will make a decision after evaluation before the opening series against Dodgers.” 토토사이트 순위

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