Kiwoom Russell’s first home run of the season… SSG McCarty’s 16 scoreless innings ended

Addison Russell (Kiwoom Heroes) hit his first home run after returning to the Korean stage.

After pitching 16 consecutive scoreless innings, SSG Landers starting pitcher Kirk McCarty stopped Russell’s streak of scoreless innings with one shot.

On the 22nd, in an away game against SSG, a professional baseball game held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon, Russell started as a shortstop at batting 4 and drew a two-run arch in his second at-bat.

Kiwoom, who had not been able to get on base until the 3rd inning and was dragged to 0-1, had a chance to score by reaching second base in the 4th inning when lead batter Kim Hye-seong made a catch error by SSG first baseman Jeon Eui-san.토토사이트

McCarty sighed by treating Hyung-Jong Lee as a fly ball for second baseman and Jeong-Hoo Lee as a fly ball for left fielder.

However, in second out and second base, Russell hit McCarty’s 144km/h fastball and crossed the center fence.

It has been 2 years and 6 months since Russell hit a home run in the KBO League on October 11, 2020, against the Hanwha Eagles.

Russell, who joined Kiwoom as a substitute foreign player in July of the 2020 season, failed to renew his contract that year with a batting average of 0.254, 2 home runs and 31 RBIs.

Russell, who signed with Kiwoom again in 2023, played an active role with a batting average of 0.314 (16 hits in 51 at-bats) until this day, and on the 22nd, he also shot his first home run of the season.

On the 2nd, his first appearance in the KBO League, against the KIA Tigers, he was sluggish with 10 hits and 8 runs in 3⅓ innings, but on the 9th he pitched a scoreless pitch against the Hanwha Eagles (6 innings, 1 hit and no run) and the 15th NC Dinos (7 innings no hits and no runs). McCarty, who did , perfectly overpowered the Kiwoom lineup until the third inning on this day as well.

However, in the 4th inning, a runner was sent out due to an error by a fielder, and Russell also hit a home run, ending the streak of scoreless innings with 16 innings.

However, the 2 points McCarty gave in the 4th inning were all unaccounted for.

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