A foreign pitcher whose SSG is more important than his personal record “Satisfied with the fact that he gave the team a chance to win” 

“I am satisfied with the fact that the team gave us a chance to win. I want to continue contributing to the success of the team.”

Although he unfortunately missed the win despite a good pitch, left-hander Kirk McCarty (SSG Landers) prioritized the team over his personal record.

McCarty started in the home game against the Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Professional Baseball KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 22nd and pitched 101 balls in 7 innings, 4 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs (0 earned run). did. The reason why the earned run is 0 is because the 2 runs came from a defensive mistake.

Coming off the mound with the two teams tied 2-2, McCarty unfortunately postponed his second win of the season to the next opportunity. However, SSG was able to achieve a 3-2 victory with McCarty’s good pitching and Hanyu Island’s final blow in the bottom of the 8th inning.안전놀이터

It could be a situation that McCarty is regretful enough for not being a winning pitcher. However, he said after the game, “Both teams played well and it feels good that we won the game,” he said. .

McCarty, who was sluggish with 3.1 innings, 10 hits, 1 home run, 3 walks, 1 strikeout and 8 runs in the home KIA Tigers match (5-9 SSG loss) on the 2nd, which was his KBO league debut, has recently been completely adapted to the Korean stage. showing one.

On the 9th, against the Hanwha Eagles at home, he won 6 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, and no runs. He showed perfect pitching with 3 walks, 6 strikeouts and no runs. And on this day, he laid the foundation for the team’s victory with good pitching.

Regarding the secret of good pitching, “The part I put the most emphasis on in every game is to throw the first ball strike and make an advantageous count. And I think being able to throw it is my strength,” he explained. I want to learn this well and show a better image in the KBO in the future.”

Finally, he said, “Thank you for welcoming me and my family, cheering me on, and wishing me success. It’s the first time I’ve experienced such a warm feeling, but I and my family are moved by the fans every day. Thank you for everything” he did not forget to greet his fans.

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