Kiwoom ‘QS in 6 consecutive games’, Choi Won-tae nears 4th win of season with ‘7 innings of no-hit ball’

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Kiwoom Heroes pitcher Choi Won-tae (26) has achieved another Quality Start (QS) (6+ innings or 3 earned runs or less). It was his sixth consecutive QS.

Choi started the home game against the LG Twins at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on Aug. 8 and pitched seven scoreless innings while striking out seven.

After retiring the first 11 batters he faced with one strikeout, Choi gave up a single to Park Dong-won with the bases loaded in the second inning, but struck out two to end the inning.

After getting out of the inning with a strikeout in the third, Won-tae Choi gave up a double to Austin Dean with the bases loaded in the fourth, but he struck out Park Dong-won on a wild pitch to keep the scoreless streak alive.

The fifth inning was also scoreless. Choi Won-tae gave up a leadoff single to Oh Ji-hwan in the fifth and a single to Park Hae-min with runners on first and second. A grounder by Shin Min-jae put runners on second and third, but Choi Won-tae didn’t panic and got Hong Chang-ki to ground out to the second baseman to end the inning.

In the sixth, with the bases loaded, Kim Min-sung doubled to left and Heo Do-hwan was hit by a pitch to put runners on second and third, but Choi got Jung Ju-hyun to fly out to right field.

In the seventh, he struck out two. He threw a hard-hit ball to leadoff hitter Lee Jae-won, but struck out Park Hae-min with the bases loaded, forced Lee Jae-won out at second on Shin Min-jae’s grounder, and struck out Lee Joo-hyung to end the inning.토토사이트

Choi threw a total of 94 pitches on the day. He mixed his slider (30 pitches), curve (20 pitches), and fastball (18 pitches) with his two-seam (13 pitches) and changeup (12 pitches). His fastball topped out at 149 miles per hour. His ERA, which spiked as high as 4.89 during his streak, has come down to 2.82.

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