‘3 wins and ERA 0.77’ second-year foreigner of strength, leads the competition with many wins this year as well
LG foreign pitcher Adam Plutko played a terrifying fight.
Plutko started in an away game against 안전놀이터 the Hanwha Eagles held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 21st and showed 6 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and no runs.
He let out a runner every inning, but did not result in a run. He showed crisis management skills.
After being hit by leading hitter Noh Soo-gwang in the first inning, Jung Eun-won’s ground ball to second base made him 1 out and 2nd base. Plutko finished his first inning with Noh Si-Hwan and Chae Eun-Sung as a behemoth.
He was clean in the second inning. He struck out one and produced a three-way inning.
Episode 3 was a crisis again. He caught up to 2 outs well, but No Soo-gwang hit and made a double with a sensible run. Plutko caught Jung Eun-won as a floating ball for first baseman and deleted the inning. In the 4th inning, he walked Kim Tae-yeon after two outs. And he even allowed stealing. Next, Yoo Sang-bin treated the shortstop with a straight hit.
In the 5th inning, he got the runner on base with the 2nd out. This time, he was hit by Park Jung-hyun at number 9. Noh Soo-gwang, who allowed hits in both previous at-bats, got out of danger this time by striking out.
Plutko went to the mound in the 6th inning as well. He turned Eun-won Jeong and Si-hwan Noh into a ground ball, but allowed Chae Eun-seong a left-handed hit. And Kim Tae-yeon, the pitcher’s pitcher, caught the grounder and threw it to first base, completing the mission.
Plutko, a right-handed orthodox pitcher, entered his second year this year. Last year, he made a one-two punch with ‘longevity foreigner Casey Kelly’ and posted good results with an average ERA of 2.39 with 15 wins and 5 losses in 28 games. He was tied for second in wins and third in ERA. Plutko, which renewed the contract for a total of 1.4 million dollars, is aiming for the championship that it failed to achieve last year.
Kelly is faltering at the beginning of the season, but Plutko is strong. Prior to the game on this day, it was good with 2 wins in 17⅓ innings in 3 games and an average ERA of 1.04.
And with the game added on that day, his earned run average dropped to 0.77. He mixed up 42 fastballs of 147km, 18 cutters, 9 curveballs, 15 sliders, and 7 changeups to block the Hanwha lineup.
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop applauded, saying, “As a starter, Plutko played a good role as a pillar of the team.”
After the game, Plutko said, “First of all, I feel good because I won, and I made a few really good plays in defense, which helped me pitch. Executing it as it was in the game worked well for me,” he looked back.
He smiled and said, “The part I focused on today was to provide a platform for the team to win. More than anything else, I think creating a situation where the team can win is the most important thing. I’m satisfied with my role as a starting pitcher.” seemed