Kyle Hart, the 20-win, Triple-Crown-winning ace who will have to make people forget about the departure of Eric Pedroia (Chicago White Sox) to the U.S. Major Leagues, put on a powerful strikeout show in his debut in a professional baseball exhibition game.

Hart started the game against the Kia Tigers in an exhibition game at Changwon NC Park on Tuesday, allowing two runs on two hits (one home run) and two walks with seven strikeouts in four innings and 64 pitches.

Hart struggled to get out of the first inning. He gave up a leadoff walk to Park Chan-ho. But he promptly struck out Choi Won-joon and induced Kim Do-young to ground out to the first baseman and then induced a double play to end the inning.

But he started the second inning with a leadoff walk to Na Sung-beom. He struck out Socrates, but gave up a 146-kilometer fastball to Hwang Dae-in at first base. 토토사이트 It was an unfortunate blow.

But he got Kim Sun-bin to ground out to second base and Han Seung-taek to strike out to end the inning. That was the end of the second inning.

In the third inning, Hart settled down and continued to pitch.

In the fourth, he gave up a leadoff single to Kim Do-young, but struck out Na Sung-beom and Socrates. He got Hwang Dae-in to ground out to second base to end the inning.

Hart threw 31 pitches on the day, including a fastball that topped out at 149 mph, 13 sliders, 11 cutters, seven changeups and two two-seamers.

His fastball and slider were effective from his 6-foot-4 frame, and his cutter and changeup were easy to get off-timing. Despite giving up a home run and struggling to get out of the first inning, Hart utilized his arsenal of pitches to get through his first professional start.

Manager Kang Kwon-hyun named Hart the opening day starter. Daniel Castano seemed to be the favorite to take over as the No. 1 starter, but Hart was selected. While Castano is known as a relief pitcher, Hart showed that he is just as good as Castano in terms of delivery and power, proving that he deserves to be the opening day starter.

It was also the kind of pitch that could help the team forget about Eric Pedroia

“It was fun to play in front of a lot of fans today, even though it was an exhibition game,” Hart said after the game, “I pitched with a good feel and I’m feeling pretty good right now. I’m going to try to get a little more physically ready for the opener.”

He was conscious of facing the top-ranked Kia, 파워볼실시간 who ranked second in the league in batting average (.276), home runs (101), and OPS (.735) last year. “It was good to pitch against a strong batting lineup, and I think it will be fun to face them in the regular season,” Hart said, adding, “I will prepare well for the rest of the season so that I can be useful to the team.”

After the game, manager Kang Myung-ho said, “Starting pitchers Hart and Lee Joon-ho showed good pitching in their condition,” and said, “In the batting lineup, we scored runs in the third and fourth innings with concentration, and Davidson’s three hits were the decisive factor in the victory.”

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