Foreign pitcher Dietrich Enns of the LG Twins is making waves in the KBO. After just two games, he has shown his ability to strike out a lot of batters and has the potential to be the best pitcher in the league. Manager Yoon Kyung-yeop expects him to get better in the future.

On Sept. 29, Enns started the game against the 2024 KBO League Kiwoom at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul and pitched six innings of three-hit ball to earn the win. LG won the game 3-0. He was perfect through the fourth inning and struck out 11 batters through the sixth inning.

Enns threw 95 pitches, with a mix of fastballs (53), cutters (21), curveballs (14), changeups (6), and sliders (1) that topped out at 150 mph. His primary pitches are his fastball and cutter. His fastball averages 147 mph and has the advantage of being a left-handed pitcher. He also has a sharp cutter that goes right at hitters.

Enns struck out the side in every inning from the first to the fourth. In the first inning, she struck out center fielder Dawson on a swinging strike with a 148-kilometer fastball. 바카라사이트 Kim also struck out Kim on a swinging strike with a 149-kilometer fastball. In the top of the second inning, Kim struck out Kim Hui-jip with a 148-kilometer fastball and Lee Hyung-jong with a 138-kilometer cutter.

In the third inning, Lee struck out Won-Seok Lee on a swinging strike with a 122-kilometer curveball.

Two batters later, Lee struck out Jae-sang Lee on a swinging strike with a 147-kilometer fastball. In the top of the fourth, Dawson struck out Dawson on a 146-kilometer fastball and Kim Hye-sung grounded out to first base on a 139-kilometer cutter.

In the top of the fifth, Choi threw a curveball to the leadoff batter, Choi Joo-hwan, and allowed a single to right. After giving up the first hit, he struck out Kim Hui-jip on a swinging strike with a 135-kilometer cutter and got Lee Hyung-jong and Lee Won-seok to fly out to the outfield.

With two outs in the top of the sixth, Park gave up an infield single to Soo-jong Park and a single to Dawson to put runners on second and third. With runners in scoring position for the first time, Enns struck out Kim Hye-seong on a 146-kilometer fastball to end the threat.

Manager Yoon Kyung-yup said of Enns before the game on Monday, “He got the most out of his first start. The first impression is very important for foreign players who are new to the KBO. It’s very important for them to make a good first impression. The first game (the opener) was a little difficult, but the result was a win in six innings with two runs, so I think I’ll be more confident and I’ll be able to do my part.”

Enns pitched better than expected against Kiwoom.

After the game, manager Yeom Kyung-yeop praised him, saying, “He pitched perfectly as a No. 1 starter.” In two games (12 innings), Enns has two wins with a 1.50 ERA and 15 strikeouts. His two wins are tied for the most with SSG’s Kim Kwang-hyun, while his ERA is the lowest among pitchers who have started two games. He is tied with KT Cuevas for the league lead in innings pitched (12) and strikeouts (15).

In his opening game against Hanwha on April 23, Enns faced off against Ryu Hyun-jin (Hanwha) and picked up the win with six innings, seven hits, two walks, one hit batsman, four strikeouts, and two runs. The pitching was somewhat unsettling.

In the second inning, with runners on first and second, Moon Hyun-bin’s bunt was quickly fielded by the infield for a force out at third base. In the third inning, he gave up a single to Peraza with runners on second and third, but a grounder to the third baseman threw the runners out at home and a strikeout prevented further damage. In the bottom of the fourth inning, he allowed one run on a hit by pitch, but got out of the jam with a grounder and a strikeout. In the fifth and sixth, he retired the side in order.

Enns has experienced success and failure in Japan over the past two years.

In 2022, he was 10-7 with a 2.94 ERA for the Seibu Lions in Japan, but last year he struggled, going 1-10 with a 5.17 ERA in 12 games.

After LG signed Enns for a total of $1 million last winter, Dye challenged Enns to improve his changeup in order to succeed in the KBO.

“Pitching that keeps challenging you can go a lot further,” Yoon said. “A lot of foreign players tend to just throw what they’re good at and not try to do something new. In that sense, I think Enns has a very good personality, so I think he has a good chance of getting better. He throws a changeup (that he’s learning) almost 10 percent of the time.”

Going forward, we’ll have to see if he can shut down teams with power lefties. Dyeom said his cutter is powerful against right-handers, but his decision-making pitches against lefties are lacking. 토토사이트 추천 Kiwoom’s lineup included three left-handed hitters in Dawson, Kim Hye-sung, and Choi Joo-hwan. Their opening game opponent Hanwha only had three left-handed hitters in Jung Eun-won, Moon Hyun-bin, and Ha Joo-seok.

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