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Wasn't it Ace?' KIA Crow, criticized again this time..

KIA Tigers foreign pitcher Will Crowe pitched poorly.

Crow started the game against the Doosan Bears held at Jamsil Stadium on the 30th, but gave up 4 runs in 4⅓ innings, allowing 5 hits (1 home run), 3 walks, 5 strikeouts, and 3 walks. Total number of pitches: 85. Crow, who gave up 5 runs (4 earned runs) in 5⅓ innings against the Gwangju Kiwoom Heroes on the 23rd, but won his KBO League debut thanks to support from the batting lineup, recorded the highest fastball speed of 153km on this day, sinker, slider, cutter, changeup, and curve. He threw a variety of balls, but was unable to control the ball and left the mound early.

It didn't seem that bad when the first inning ended in a three-way failure. However, in the bottom of the second inning, he gave up a heavy hit to lead hitter Kim Jae-hwan, and with one out, Kang Seung-ho's cutter was driven to the center, resulting in a two-run shot to left, resulting in two runs. Crow ended the inning by allowing two batters to hit.

In the third inning, Crow gave up consecutive hits to Jeong Soo-bin and Heo Gyeong-min with one out, and then gave up his third run when Ramos hit a timely hit to right field. The KIA bench chose to send out Kim Jae-hwan on an automatic intentional 4th pitch, and Crow overcame the crisis by striking out Yang Seok-hwan and Kang Seung-ho in succession with bases loaded and one out.

With KIA's batting line failing to explode, Crow closed the 4th inning with a third strike. However, in the bottom of the 5th inning, Su-bin Jeong and Gyeong-min Heo were allowed consecutive walks. After KIA pitching coach Jeong Jae-hoon visited the mound, Crow caught Ramos with a fly ball to left field, but was hit by a timely hit from Kim Jae-hwan, giving up his fourth run. In the end, Coach Jeong took the mound again, and Yoon Jung-hyun took over.


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