He pitched well through three innings, but couldn’t get through the fourth.
NC Dinos right-hander Song Myung-ki started the second game of the semifinals against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Postseason at SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea, on March 23.
Song Myung-ki had pitched in the 2020 Korean Series, where he won the hearts of NC fans and contributed to the team’s first overall victory. He started Game 4 against the Doosan Bears and pitched five innings of two-hit, two-strikeout ball to earn the win, and then came out of the bullpen in Game 6 and pitched one inning of one-hit, one-strikeout ball.
Before the game, NC coach Kang In-hwa said, “I would be grateful if Song Myung-ki throws as long as possible. The key to today’s game is how long he can go. The outcome of today’s game will be determined by what kind of pitching he shows. I hope he does a good job,” he said, adding, “He doesn’t get nervous or shaky in big games or any game.”
In the first inning, he threw four consecutive pitches to leadoff hitter Choo Shin-soo for a walk, but got Choi Joo-hwan to pop up for a single and then struck out Choi Jeong on a wild pitch. 토토사이트
He cruised through the second. He gave up a single to Guillermo Heredia, but got Han Yoo-seom to swing at a pitch, Ha Jae-hoon to fly out to center, and Park Sung-ho to fly out to left.
In the third inning, the crisis came. After walking the leadoff batter, Kim Min-sik, with a pitch to the body, he threw four consecutive pitches to Kim Min-sik to put runners on first and second with no outs. For the first time in the game, there were runners in scoring position. However, no runs were scored. Choo Shin-soo flied out to center field, Choi Joo-hwan struck out swinging, and Geoffo Choi struck out swinging to end the threat. Song Myung-ki roared.
But they couldn’t get past the fourth inning. After giving up a walk to leadoff hitter Heredia, Song Myung-ki gave up a two-run homer to Han Yoo-seom over the right field fence.
The home run prompted the NC bench to make a change. They brought in Choi Sung-young.
On the day, Song gave up two runs on three hits and four walks with four strikeouts.
He was able to hold on until the third inning, but a single in the fourth was too much for him.
The end of the fourth inning is currently underway with NC leading 4-2.