Sutton “Park lost his pace” after just 2⅓ innings of work, says manager

“He looked like he lost his pace.”

That was Lotte manager Larry Sutton’s assessment of Park Se-woong (Lotte Giants), who left the mound after throwing just 2⅓ innings.

“His pitches were shaky and he looked tired,” Sutton said of Park’s pitching the day before before their game against the Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Shinhan Bank Solar KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome on Tuesday.

Park made his first start against Kiwoom on April 9, but gave up six runs and three earned runs on six hits with three walks and one strikeout in 2 1/3 innings. He has gone at least one inning in a game this season, throwing just 70 pitches.

Sutton said, “He was working the count in his favor, but he wasn’t finishing batters off. Then, when the count went against him, he gave up hits and walks. He didn’t get any help from his defense and his pitch count went up dramatically.”

Lotte made a quick change on the mound when Park Se-woong was shaky in the early innings and gave up a lot of runs.

“He didn’t reach his limit, but he threw a lot of pitches per inning. His pitches were shaking a lot, and he looked tired. “We were down 1-6, but it was still early in the game and I felt like I had the power to break the game up and keep it close,” Sutton recalls, explaining that he made the pitching change.

But as it turned out, Sutton’s hopes were not realized.먹튀검증

Choi Yi-jun, the second pitcher after Park Se-woong, gave up four runs in 1⅔ innings and the gap widened again. Lotte scored five runs in the ninth inning to try and keep the fire alive, but ultimately lost 8-10.

Choi was removed from the first team roster.

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