KK→Substituted after 1 pitch to Kim Tae-gun, why did Lotte’s long-haired closer go down? “Back muscle stiffness, player protection”

The Lotte Giants’ Kim Won-joong was suddenly taken off the mound. What happened.

Lotte and Samsung Lions were playing the sixth game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League season at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on Nov. 11. Samsung scored three runs in the seventh inning to take a 3-2 lead into the top of the ninth, but Jeong Hoon hit a tiebreaking RBI single to send the game to extra innings.

Before that, there was a dizzying moment in the bottom of the ninth. Kim Won-joong gestured toward the bench while facing Kim Tae-gun. The pitching coach and trainer went up. They signaled for a substitution. The reason was back muscle discomfort.

A Lotte official said, “He came down with back muscle stiffness. The reason for the substitution was to protect the player.”스포츠토토

Kim Won-joong was pitching a scoreless first inning with two strikeouts before being pulled. Kim Won-joong was replaced by Kim Do-gyu, who closed out the ninth inning.

The score is 4-3 in favor of Lotte in the 10th inning.

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