20-hit season in four years in KBO history
Hold Season 19 against SSG in Busan on the 17th ‘-1’ in the waiting list
Koo Seung-min battles back
Lotte Giants and Doosan Bears during the 2023 KBO Baseball Game at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday afternoon. 카지노사이트 Lotte’s Koo Seung-min pitches in the sixth inning.
Koo Seung-min, 33, a stalwart of the Lotte Giants in the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), is on the verge of recording his second consecutive four-year record of 20 holds.
Koo, who picked up his 19th hold of the season with ⅔ scoreless innings against the SSG Landers in Busan on Sept. 17, needs just one more hold to reach the mark.
So far, only Ahn Ji-Man (formerly of the Samsung Lions) has recorded 20 holds in four consecutive years in the KBO.
Ahn set the record from 2012-2015, 온라인카지노 protecting the mound with the ironclad bullpen of the Samsung Dynasty.
There are two main reasons why so few players have reached the 20-hold mark in consecutive seasons.
Relief pitchers who collect holds are more unpredictable in terms of when they’ll be called upon to pitch, which makes them harder on the body than closers who typically pitch in the ninth inning.
Also, once a pitcher collects 20 holds in a row for two or three years, he usually moves to the closer’s role.
Koo Seung-min was able to accumulate holds because his team had an established closer in Kim Won-joong.
Holds have only been recognized as an official KBO record since 2000.
Prior to that, so-called “jungmuri” pitchers, who were on the mound in all weathers, were not counted.
Koo Seung-min, who joined Lotte in 2013, began his career in 2018 after completing his military service with the Merchant Marine.
After 14 holds in 2018 and six in 2019, he reached 20 holds for the first time in 2020.
He harvested 20 in 2021 and 26 last year, and is expected to reach 20 again this season, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Koo Seung-min also became the first player in Lotte’s 카지노사이트존 history to reach the 100-hold mark with Lotte on the 26th of last month.