The new LG Twins foreign pitcher Andrew Suarez (29) made his very impressive KBO league debut, with all three beats, including pitching, playing power and repertoire.
Suarez started his first matchup of the season with the 2021 KBO League KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 6th, throwing 89 pitches in six innings and pitching a single hit and no runs. He struck out nine. LG won 3-2, and Suarez celebrated his first start as a winning pitcher.
Suarez announced his unusual start with a scoreless four strikeouts in two innings in a practice game against KT in Ulsan on the 10th of last month. He did not run for three innings in the Doosan Bears and demonstration game on the 25th.
스포츠중계 KT coach Lee Kang-chul said, “The left-handed pitcher threw a body-to-body pitch to the left-handed batter and threw a change ball to the outside. Once you follow with a minimum run, you have a chance. “
Suarez hit every corner of the strike zone free of charge, regardless of left and right, and the left-handed cooked with fastballs and sliders. Twenty-four fastballs, twenty-five two-seams, twenty-six sliders, eight changeups and six curves.
At least this game showed off a pitch that would be a good game for a major league game. KT hitters Hwang Jae-kyun, Kang Baek-ho and Bae Jeong-dae struck out two side by side, and Suarez’s major league career was 7 wins, 15 losses, and 4.66 ERA in 56 games in three seasons.
“I’m really happy for my first win, I was able to help the Beasts to win with good defense behind me, I tried to throw as many strikes as I could in the innings,” Suarez said after the game.
In particular, the change ball control was satisfactory. “Breaking ball went well in the bad count. Slider worked well. I threw a lot of pitching and change-ups against Utaja, but the ball was good. “
The catcher Yu Gang-nam and breathing were also excellent. Suarez smiled brightly, saying, “Any ball you throw catches like a strike.”