Ryan Weiss pitched brilliantly in his first start

Injury replacement foreign pitcher Ryan Weiss, 28, of the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), pitched brilliantly in his first start of the second half of the season.

Weiss started the game against the Kiwoom Heroes of the 2024 Shinhan Bank SOL Bank KBO League at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts in seven innings.

After getting leadoff hitter Lee Ji-hyeong to ground out to first base in the top of the first inning, Weiss gave up a single to Ronnie Dawson, but got both Kim Hye-sung and Song Sung-moon to ground out to second base to escape the jam. In the second, he walked both Choi Joo-hwan and Lee Hyung-jong and gave up a single to Kim Jae-hyun, but got Kim Tae-jin to fly out to left field.

Weiss struck out Jang Jae-young to lead off the third inning. Lee Ju-hyung followed with a pitch to the body, but Dawson induced a 1-6-3 double play to end the inning. In the fourth inning, Kim Hye-sung singled to left field and Song Sung-moon struck out. Choi gave up a single to Choi Joo-hwan but struck out Lee Hyung-jong again.

After striking out three in the fifth inning,

Weiss was in big trouble in the sixth. Lee gave up a leadoff triple and Dawson walked. Kim Hye-sung’s throw to second baseman Hwang Young-mook was misplayed, allowing Lee to score from third. Weiss gave up an RBI double to Song Sung-moon to score another run. Down 2-3, Weiss got Choi Joo-hwan, Lee Hyung-jong, and Kim Jae-hyun to fly out with runners on second and third.

Returning to the mound in the seventh, Weiss struck out the leadoff batter, Kim Tae-jin, for a strikeout. After getting Jang Jae-young to fly out to center field, Weiss got Lee Joo-hyung to ground out to third base. A wild pitch advanced Jang to second, 온라인카지노사이트 but Dawson struck out swinging to end the inning. Han was replaced by Hwang Jun-seo in the eighth inning with a 3-2 lead.

Hwang Jun-seo looked shaky in the top of the eighth, walking Song Sung-moon and Choi Ju-hwan to lead off the inning. Hanwha immediately brought in Han Seung-hyuk, but he also gave up a walk to load the bases with one out, and the tying run came home on a wild pitch.

Weiss came through with the win.

Kiwoom then put runners on second and third with one out, but pinch-hitter Kim Gun-hee was thrown out at third base. Kiwoom then brought in pinch-hitter Ko Young-woo, who hit a sharp line drive to the third baseman for an RBI single. A throwing error by third baseman Ha Joo-seok allowed both runners to come home, and Hanwha was down 3-5. In the top of the ninth, Kim Tae-yeon and Ha Ju-seok singled back-to-back, but Lee Do-yoon’s throw was caught in the glove of first baseman Choi Ju-hwan for a double play.

Weiss, who threw 97 pitches, used a mix of fastballs (33), curveballs (28), sweepers (23), and changeups (13) to attack the Kiwoom lineup. His fastball topped out at 153 kilometers per hour and had a 68 percent strike rate. Weiss did his job, pitching seven effective innings without being rattled by the errors, but the bullpen couldn’t hold on for the win.

Signed by Hanwha for a total of $100,000 (approximately $138,837) as an injury replacement for Ricardo Sanchez, Weiss is 1-0 with a 1.89 ERA in three games (19 innings) this season. That’s actually better than Sanchez’s 4.22 ERA in 11 games (53⅓ innings) with two wins and three losses.

With so much success so far, fans are increasingly excited to see what the rest of the season has in store for Weiss.

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