More important than records… The reason why manager Kim Won-hyung blocked Moon Seung-won’s first shutout challenge

Moon Seung-won (34, SSG Landers), pitcher in his 12th year as a pro, has never posted a complete shutout in his personal career. The match against the Samsung Lions on the 12th was an opportunity. Moon Seung-won also wanted to throw more. But after pitching eight scoreless innings, he didn’t get on the mound in the bottom of the ninth. Finisher Seo Jin-yong blocked the 9th with 9 balls to win 3-0. 

On the 13th, SSG coach Kim Won-hyeong said, “After the 8th inning, I told Moon Seung-won, ‘Let’s stop throwing’. Then he said he wanted to throw more. Why not? 먹튀검증

Moon Seung-won had 93 pitches until the 8th inning that day. He got on the mound in the ninth inning and was able to throw more. If a hitter is sent out, it is not too late to replace him then. However, the command tower decided to replace it. 

Coach Kim looked back and said, “From the manager’s point of view, it’s the first start after surgery, so it’s been almost two years since I stopped (the ninth appearance).” 

On this day, Seung-won Moon recorded his first win in 682 days since the match against Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon on May 30, 2021 (6 innings, 1 run win). After elbow surgery at the end of the 2020 season, he returned in May of last year and worked only as a relief pitcher. He returned to the starting position this year. The Lotte Giants game held at home on the 7th was declared a no game due to rain, but 3 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks and 1 run. 

Because he threw a lot of balls after a long time as a starting pitcher, he was more concerned about ‘physical condition’ than ‘record’. 

Moon Seung-won gave up 8 hits in 8 innings, but gave up 1 run on 4 balls. Two strikeouts. Manager Kim explained, “Yesterday, there were many hits and crisis situations. However, I liked the teamwork with Lee Jae-won. 

Moon Seung-won said, “(Before starting the mound) I thought about pitching for 6 innings. (After the 8th inning) the coach told me to stop throwing. Sometimes the nerve on the operated side hurts, but it happened about 4 times. It’s not a big problem, they said it was a process. There is nothing wrong,” he explained.

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