SSG Landers foreign pitcher Kirk McCarty is playing the role of an ‘ace’. Both the director and the front desk smile widely at his performance.
McCarty started in the 6th game of the season against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 4th and won 3 wins (1 loss) of the season by fighting hard with 2 hits, 8 strikeouts and 1 walk in 6 innings. The team won 10-2.
Manager Kim Won-hyung said, “Mccarty continues to hold the center of the starting lineup and shows good pitching every time he starts. He is recording a quality start for 5 consecutive games, and he pitched cleanly with an aggressive pitch today,” he praised.
McCarty was responsible for more than 6 innings in 5 consecutive games from his first appearance in April until the day against KT. During this period, his earned run was only 1. He pitched quality starts in five consecutive games. The 8 strikeouts on this day is also the most personal record since entering the KBO League. The following is McCarty’s Q&A after the game.
– Impressions of today’s game.
We were able to win thanks to the good defense of the fielders and the excellent lead of catcher Cho Hyeong-woo. In addition, it was effective to solve the things prepared with the power analysis team before the game well in the actual game.
– Recorded 8 strikeouts in 2 consecutive games.
In fact, there were things I learned from the last game. After the 2nd strike, he thought I should relieve the pressure and throw the ball I had rather than try to throw the ball on a too perfect course. Today, my plans have come true.메이저놀이터
– Yesterday, my daughter, Kate, celebrated her birthday at the ballpark.
It felt so special. I was soaked in the love and interest from the club officials and fans. In the future, when Kate grows up, she will definitely tell you the story of yesterday. Thanks to a lot of love, I think I also received good energy.
– Future plans.
There are 10 teams in the league, so I think I can meet the team I met today anytime, and I will review today’s game well to prepare for the next match.