Up to 150km But ball ball ball, victory in debut SSG new foreigner “I am even more happy because it was a result achieved at a high level of baseball”

SSG’s new foreign pitcher, Elias, made his debut. 

Elias started the game against LG held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 24th and recorded 5 hits, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5 innings. 메이저사이트

Elias joined as a substitute when foreign pitcher Romero was kicked out after not being able to pitch a single game due to injury. It was his debut game in the KBO League on that day after he started in one game in his Futures League and learned how to play. 

Before the game, SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said of Elias, “Today is the first game. He told me to throw whatever pitches and pitching patterns he has. I want him to focus on throwing and pitching with the catcher and the best pitches.” said.

Elias recorded the highest fastball speed of 150 km, threw 49 fastballs, 27 changeups, and 15 curveballs. It was regrettable that there were many walks in his first appearance. A walk became a problem and led to a run. 

He threw 7 consecutive fastballs against Park Hae-min, the first batter in the first inning, and caught an out count with a floating ball in left field. Then, he caught Moon Seong-joo with two outs on a shortstop ground ball. After letting Kim Hyun-su walk, Austin finished the inning with a shortstop floating ball.

He allowed a home run in the second inning to lead 4-0. Oh Ji-hwan was grounded by shortstop and Bo-gyeong Moon was grounded by second baseman. However, after sending Kim Min-seong out for a walk, Lee Jae-won threw a fastball (146 km) to the body and allowed a two-run home run that went over the left fence. 

In the 3rd inning, he committed a tripartite offense, but in the 4th he gave up again. After one out, Oh Ji-hwan walked and Moon Bo-kyung hit in the middle of the right, putting the 1st and 3rd bases in danger. Kim Min-seong allowed a 3-run hit on the left line. First base runner Bokyung Moon ran to third base before tagging out. Lee Jae-won walked with 2nd out and 1st base, but Kim Ki-yeon struck out and roared off the mound.  

After the game, Elias said, “Everyone needs a period of adaptation in the league they are experiencing for the first time and it is difficult to get good results in the first game, but I am happy to win today. I am especially happy because it is a result achieved in a place where the level of baseball is high, such as Korea.” said

He added, “While preparing for the first appearance, I had the mind to keep my routine and do as I always did. I was a bit nervous because it was the first game. From the next game, I think I will need to focus on throwing strikes at the first pitch and manage walks.” 

Elias said, “I wanted to win because it was my first match in front of the fans, but I wanted to show my family a victory because all my family came to the stadium and cheered me on. In the future, not only me, but all of our team members, for the goal of winning the team. I want to contribute, and I will show my fans that I am doing my best every moment.” 

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