KIA 2nd year left-hander Choi Ji-min is growing into a reliable man with a fastball of up to 150km. 

Choi Ji-min took the mound in the 7th inning in the game against LG held at Jamsil Stadium on the 29th, with no bases loaded. He recorded his first hold in his debut with 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and no runs over 2 innings.

Starter Anderson pitched 6 scoreless innings and passed the ball to the bullpen in the 7th. Left-hander Kim Dae-yu, who climbed the mound in the 7th inning with a 5-0 lead, pinch hitter Kim Min-seong with a hit ball, Park Hae-min with a right-handed hit, and Hong Chang-ki with a hit ball again, put the bases safely in danger. KIA replaced the pitcher with Choi Ji-min. 

Choi Ji-min took the mound in the 7th inning 2 out 1st and 2nd base against LG the previous day (28th), struck out foreign batter Austin on a swing and passed the ball to Jeon Sang-hyun in the 8th inning. It was two days in a row. 

Choi Ji-min faced left-handed hitter Moon Seong-joo in the no-man bases run. He struck out with a sharp slider against Moon Seong-joo, who had the second highest contact rate in the league. He passed his first hurdle. 

Left-hander Oh Ji-hwan followed. Against Oh Ji-hwan, his fastball and slider left the zone little by little and allowed a push walk. Then, Austin allowed two RBIs and a timely hit to the left. Choi Ji-min played lowly against Austin, as if he were going to be under the strike zone, and Austin hit a low fastball of 149km well. 스포츠토토

The score was chased at 5-3. And the 1st, 1st and 2nd base crises continued. Now, a long hit would be a tiebreaker. Choi Ji-min faced Kim Hyun-soo, the number one hitter. Kim Hyun-soo, who had a walk and two hits earlier, was treated as a shortstop ground ball double hit, which was more than 41%, and prevented the crisis without any more runs. With no bases loaded, only three runners left by Kim Dae-yu allowed scoring.

There are many bullpen pitchers who are unable to pitch on this day due to continuous fighting, and Choi Ji-min also pitched in the 8th inning. Unlike the crisis in the 7th episode, there was much more room. Moon Bo-gyeong was grounded by first baseman, Park Dong-won was hit by right fielder Park Dong-won, and Kim Min-seong was struck out and ended with a tripartite retreat. 

Last year, his first year of professional debut was poor with 9 runs in 6 games, 6 innings, and an earned run average of 13.50. However, within a year he had grown exponentially. Last year, the fastball restraint was in the early 140km, but on this day, the maximum was 150km. The slider was up to 139 km. His performance this season is recording an earned run average of 2.19 in 10 games (12⅓ innings).  

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