“He has a warrior mentality.”
As Lotte Giants manager Larry Sutton evaluated, Koo Seung-min took the mound and did his duty bravely.
Koo Seung-min took the mound in 먹튀검증 the top of the seventh inning with a 6-3 lead over the NC Dinos at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 2nd and blocked one inning with one hit and no runs.
Koo Seung-min was replaced by Son Ah-seop’s right knee in the previous day’s game (1st). The ball hit the ground once, but it was such a hard hit. After falling down for the first time, he couldn’t balance due to the shock and fell again. Backed by a trainer, he stepped back to the dugout. “I’m bruised,” Sutton said.
However, Koo Seung-min was determined to take the mound. Coach Sutton praised Koo Seung-min before the game, saying, “He said, ‘I can take the mound today, so please leave my role to me,’ adding, “I went to work early today and focused on recovering with treatment equipment on my legs.”
After starting pitcher Charlie Barnes went down with three runs in six innings, the second pitcher Sutton took out was Koo Seung-min.
Koo Seung-min struck out the first batter, Kwon Hee-dong. Subsequent Park Kun-woo caught an outfield fly ball. He gave up an infield hit to No. 4 hitter Jason Martin, but handled Yoon Hyung-joon with an infield grounder.
Lotte won 6-3 in harmony with pitching and hitting, escaping from the last four consecutive losses. Sutton Sensitivity praised after the game, saying, “The bullpen pitchers threw everything they had and pitched.”
Lotte has recently seen a series of injuries. Main catcher Yoo Kang-nam (left inner abdominal muscle) and starting pitcher Na Kyun-an (hamstring pain) left due to injuries. Captain An Chi-hong was excluded from the starting lineup for three consecutive games due to shoulder pain.
Fortunately for Lotte, Koo Seung-min breathed a sigh of relief to avoid a major injury. Koo Seung-min is the team’s No. 1 hold this season and a reliable must-win group that surpassed the 100 hold mark for the first time in the club’s history.
Koo Seung-min recorded 15 holds of the season without losing a point. He is third in the league. It is chasing Park Young-hyun (19) of the leading KT Wiz.
Koo Seung-min, who had a career-high season with 2 wins, 4 losses and 26 holds with a 2.90 ERA in 73 games last year, is likely to achieve 20 holds for four consecutive years if he maintains his current pace.