Why I’m both grateful and envious of my raincoat coach and routine savior .
A foreign pitcher who broke the team’s 7-game losing streak with a 113-pitch 10K. The pitching coach was pleased to see him perform the routine without fail in the rain the next day. Moreover, he was jealous of the ‘thing’ he didn’t have 스포츠토토…
The Doosan-Lotte match scheduled to be held this weekend was canceled due to rain for two consecutive days. On the 1st, many parts of the ground were soaked in rainwater, so we couldn’t even play. On the 2nd, the rain stopped briefly in the afternoon, forcing fans to head to Sajik Stadium. However, the rain started falling again and did not stop even before the game started. In the end, the game director postponed the game to Monday.
Meanwhile, Lotte won against Hanwha on August 31 and escaped a 7-game losing streak. Foreign pitcher Aaron Wilkerson played a big role. Wilkerson threw 113 pitches until the 6th inning, leading the team to a 5-2 victory with 10 strikeouts, 5 hits, 1 walk, and 2 runs (no earned runs).
Wilkerson, who threw 113 pitches, which could have been too difficult, came out to the ground the next day, the 1st, for recovery training. Even though it was raining, it was in order to carry out the set routine. Pitching coach Kim Hyun-wook also came out and watched Wilkerson’s catch.
Coach Kim expressed his pride, saying, “Wilkerson is a player who has a clear routine of his own. Even though he threw so many throws yesterday, he performs the prescribed training without fail.”
After making about 30 catches, Wilkerson expressed his gratitude to the staff who received the ball, saying “Thank you” with the correct pronunciation. Even when Coach Kim asked him how his condition was, he showed confidence by saying, “Okay.”
After training, Wilkerson took off his hat, and his long, thick hair flowed down like a scene from an advertisement. Coach Kim couldn’t hide his envious expression as he touched Wilkerson’s hair. It is an ode to youth created by the age difference between coach Kim Hyun-wook, 53 years old, born in 1970, and Wilkerson, 34 years old, born in 1989. (See video)
Wilkerson, who replaced Strayley, has appeared in 7 games since his debut on July 26 and has 3 wins, 1 loss, and an average ERA of 1.69. He also made 5 quality starts out of 7 games. Thanks to this, Lotte won 5 games in which Wilkerson appeared.
The mound is reliably guarded by Wilkerson along with left-handed pitcher Barnes, who succeeded in rebounding in the second half. This is why Lotte cannot give up its hopes of reaching the top five just yet. Lotte has already placed two foreign pitchers in the rotation after 4 days of rest.
Let’s look forward to seeing whether Wilkerson, who is trustworthy by sticking to his own routine, can show a good performance in the remaining games.