The ace I trusted collapsed.
Kiwoom Heroes Eric Yokishi started as a starting pitcher in an away game against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on the 19th.
In the first episode, Yokishi had unbelievable results. After an infield hit by Ryu Ji-hyeok and a left-handed hit by Park Chan-ho, he allowed two RBIs and a right-handed double to Kim Seon-bin. Afterwards, he gave a right-handed hit to Choi Hyung-woo and dedicated a 1 RBI hit to Hwang Dae-in.
The nightmare isn’t over. In the ongoing crisis of 1st, 1st and 3rd base, Yokishi was hit by Lee Woo-sung and Kim Ho-ryeong in succession. After giving Han Seung-taek a fit ball, he caught Ryu Ji-hyeok with a shortstop ground ball, but in the meantime, third base runner Lee Woo-seong stepped on the home base.
Yokishi, who had already contributed 6 points, gave timely hits to Park Chan-ho and Kim Sun-bin in succession, increasing the number of conceded points to 8. Yokishi closed the inning by blocking Choi Hyung-woo with a ground ball from first baseman. He recorded 47 pitches in just one inning.
In the second inning, Yokishi struck out Dae-in Hwang on a swing and handled Socrates with a ground ball to the second baseman, starting off smoothly. However, he allowed Lee Woo-seong to walk, Kim Ho-ryung to the left, and Han Seung-taek to walk. Yokishi, who was driven to the bases with two outs, sighed as he blocked Ryu Ji-hyeok with a looking strikeout.스포츠토토
Even the 3rd was tough. Yokishi tied lead batter Park Chan-ho with a ground ball to third baseman, then allowed consecutive hits to Kim Seon-bin and Choi Hyung-woo. However, he overcame the hurdle by sealing Hwang Dae-in with a double stroke. Yokishi passed the baton to Ha Young-min in the 4th inning.
Yokishi suffered 8 runs in 3 innings, 12 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts. 8 points is the record for most earned runs in a single game. It is also the first time that he has given up 12 hits in one game since entering the KBO League. It was the worst pitch ever.
Yokishi showed a strong side with a good record of 2.34 ERA in 17 matches against KIA in his career. However, on this day, Yokishi left a disastrous result, and Kiwoom is currently trailing 1-8 at the end of the 5th inning.