McKinney couldn’t stop Ha Jae-hoon, 2G consecutive 6 runs ↑…8 loss crisis

Kiwoom Heroes foreign starting pitcher Ian McKinney collapsed again. 

McKinney started in an away game against SSG Landers in the 2023 KBO League held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 30th, but in 3 2/3 innings, he allowed 10 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 1 walk and 7 runs (6 earned runs). recorded and destroyed. 

McKinney allowed a turnaround right at the end of the first inning, leading 1-0. He allowed runner Choi Ji-hoon to steal the base with 1 out and 1st base, and Choi Jeong, the follow-up hitter, got a heavy hit and was placed on 1st and 3rd base. In the ensuing situation, he also got a timely hit from Guillermo Heredia. Park Seong-han hit center fielder with a straight hit, but Ha Jae-hoon, the follow-up hitter, got another right-handed hit. In the second inning, when they were losing 1-2, they gave up four pitches to Choo Shin-soo from first base, and Choi Ji-hoon gave a timely hit to the left and gave one more run. 

Didn’t even go through the 3rd without a run. The other line scored 1 point in the attack at the beginning of the 3rd inning and pursued with a 1-point lead, but again conceded an additional point. Heredia and Park Seong-han hit consecutive hits and were put on the verge of conceding additional runs, and Ha Jae-hoon hit a home run that went over the left fence. 6th point. 안전놀이터

McKinney entered the KBO League as a replacement for Eric Yorkish. He showed not bad performances until July, but after August, he conceded a lot. On the 6th, he scored 8 runs against the NC Dinos, and on the 24th, against the Gocheok Doosan Bears, which was a recent appearance, he scored 6 runs in 4 innings. 

McKinney gave up more than 6 points in two consecutive games against SSG on this day (30th). In the 4th inning, left fielder Ronnie Dawson’s unreasonable catch attempt allowed Choi Ji-hoon to hit a triple, and Kim Hui-jip to sacrifice fly. With two runners left, the mound was left to Yang Hyun. There were no additional errors. 

McKinney earned his first win by pitching six scoreless innings against SSG on July 1, his second appearance since his KBO league debut. However, they lost 6 out of 8 matches. He returned to the mound before SSG, where he had a good memory, but he couldn’t break the bad trend. A pitcher in 11 games is on the verge of losing his 8th. 

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