KT Wiz Sohn Joon-sang made a successful comeback.
Joon Sohn started as a starting pitcher in Game 5 of the season against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 3rd, recording 5 hits in 5 innings (1 home run), 1 walk, 1 strikeout and 1 run.
So Joon Sohn,메이저사이트 who threw 72 pitches that day, used the changeup (23 pitches) the most, followed by two-seam (22 pitches), cut fastball (12 pitches), fastball (10 pitches), and curveball (5 pitches). His two-seam top speed was 144 km / h.
He was fine from the start. At the end of the first inning, Joon Sohn gave a hit to lead batter Choo Shin-soo, but induced a ground ball to follow-up hitter Choi Joo-hwan, completing a double hit from first baseman-shortstop-pitcher. After two outs and a final hit, he returned Guillermo Heredia to a shortstop grounder.
Joon Sohn sent lead batter Han Yu-seom to a walk at the end of the second inning after a 9-pitch game, but he did not shake. He ended the inning without conceding by catching Park Seong-han, Jeon Eui-san, and Choi Sang-min on ground balls.
It was at the end of the 3rd inning that the brake was put on Joon Sohn’s scoreless march. He dedicated a solo shot to lead batter Kim Min-sik. The two balls thrown from the ball count 1-0 were driven to the center, and Kim Min-sik did not miss it and connected it to a home run.
However, Joon Sohn finished the bottom of the 3rd inning without giving an extra point, and ended the bottom of the 4th inning with a tripartite offense. In particular, he showed efficient pitching by ending the inning with 7 balls. Even in the bottom of the 5th inning, he gave up a hit to Choo Shin-soo after one out and even recorded a wild pitch, but no runs were allowed.
As planned before the game, the KT bullpen moved as So-jun Sohn’s pitches approached 80, and Park Young-hyun took over the mound at the start of the bottom of the 6th inning.
Joon Sohn was somewhat sluggish in the first appearance of the season. On the 2nd of last month, he collapsed with 10 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout and 9 runs in 2⅓ innings in a home game against the LG Twins. In addition, he was diagnosed with a sprained right forearm muscle and left the line, and started his comeback by starting the Futures League game against the Lotte Giants on the 27th.
Prior to the game on this day, coach Lee said, “This is a pitcher that needs to be used as a starting pitcher for a season. He only hopes that he gets better as he plays,” and wished for a rebound for So-Jun Sohn. So Joon So, who returned after a month, perfectly lived up to the expectations of the team who believed in him and waited for him.