Kiwoom Heroes An Woo-jin and Jang Jae-young celebrated Ariel Hurado’s first victory with a water baptism as cool as their fastballs.
After starting the home game against the KIA Tigers held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 15th, Rado won. It is his first win in three games since his KBO league debut. Hurado led the team to a 6-1 victory with 6 hits and 1 run in 6 innings against the KIA lineup. Hurado threw a fastball with a maximum speed of 150km with a cutter, changeup, and curveball, blocking the KIA lineup well.
Kiwoom’s batting line also helped Hurado’s first win. 메이저놀이터Kiwoom scored 5 points in the first inning and took the win early. Leading batsman Lee Yong-kyu walked on base with KIA rookie Yoon Young-chul after a tenacious game that went all the way to 9 pitches, and Lee Hyung-jong scored the first run with a double in the middle right. Then, Kim Hye-sung’s timely double at the 1st and 3rd bases, which was followed by Lee Jung-hoo’s walk and wild throw, scored an additional point. Kiwoom, who scored one more point on Park Joo-hong’s left fielder’s sacrifice fly from second and third base safely, took a 5-0 lead with Byeong-wook Lim’s first two-run gun of the season.
Hurado gave up one point in the third inning thanks to consecutive hits by Socrates and Choi Hyeong-woo and timely hits by Hwang Dae-in, but no more runs were allowed. At the end of the 5th inning, Kiwoom scored 1 more and the score gap widened to 5 points again. Following Hurado, who pitched up to the 6th inning, Lim Chang-min, Kim Tae-hoon, and Ha Young-min took responsibility for each scoreless inning and kept Hurado’s first win. With this victory, Kiwoom confirmed the winning series and continued its three-game winning streak.
After the game, Kiwoom pitchers were busy celebrating Hurado’s first win in the KBO League. During Hurado’s interview with the broadcaster, pitchers such as Kim Tae-hoon, Kim Jae-woong, Ahn Woo-jin, Jang Jae-young, and Kim Seong-jin came out with ice boxes, buckets, and gourds. As soon as the interview was over and Hurado took off his headset, the players baptized ‘water bombs’. After pouring ice water all over his body, Rado smiled widely and enjoyed the congratulatory baptism of his teammates.