The solo career of KT Wiz foreign pitcher Bo Shul-seo ended in failure.
In an away game against the LG Twins held in Jamsil on the 17th, Shulser started and became the losing pitcher, allowing 9 hits, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts and 5 runs in 5 innings. The team lost 2-6.
Shulser is an orthodox right-handed pitcher who was recruited after parting ways with Audrey Samer Despine, whom he played until last year. He mixes a fast ball over 150km with a cutter, changeup and curveball. He’s still not living up to expectations.
He is recording an average ERA of 4.63 with 1 win and 4 losses in 6 starts until the previous day. On the 11th, the first appearance, against Changwon NC Dinos, 1 run in 7 innings, and on the 16th, the second, against Suwon Hanwha Eagles, 6 innings, no run. (Suwon Samsung match on the 28th) 6 runs in 5 innings (defeated against Incheon SSG on the 4th) 5 innings and 4 runs scored (Suwon NC match on the 11th).
The match against LG in Jamsil on the 17th was a little different. Schulser, who had worked with Jang Seong-woo, formed a battery with Kim Jun-tae on this day. Before the game, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “Shulser expressed his desire to throw as he thought,” and revealed that he would play with the pitcher’s lead, not the catcher’s lead. It seemed that there was a part that did not fit in the breathing with Jang Seong-woo.
Director Lee said, “I’m thinking of having a conversation with Schulser after seeing this pitching.”
The 2023 KBO League match between LG Twins and kt Wiz was held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 17th. KT’s pitcher Schulser is fighting back. Jamsil = Reporter Moonyoung Choi email@example.com /2023.05.17/스포츠토토
Schulser threw 96 balls that day, with 46 fastballs, 22 changeups, 21 cutters and 7 curveballs. It was similar to the usual pitching ratio.
Up until the 3rd inning, I blocked it well with no runs. After 1 death, Park Hae-min was allowed a surprise bunt hit, but he caught it as a check and finished without a crisis. In the bottom of the second inning, he gave up two walks, so he faced a crisis with two outs and first and second bases, but Lee Jae-won struck out. Even in the bottom of the third, he had one hit, but passed it well with no runs. Throwing with Schulser’s lead seemed to have an effect.
That was it. He couldn’t get past 4 big waves. Shulser gave up a heavy hit to lead runner 4 Austin Dean and a walk to 5th runner Oh Ji-hwan, and his first run was a heavy hit when Moon Bo-gyeong, who was in bunt stance, made a fake bunt and slash. In the crisis of 1st and 3rd base safely, manager Lee Kang-cheol personally visited the mound and read it. Lee Jae-won hit the first pitch with a 140km cutter, resulting in a double in mid-month, and all three runners came in. Kim Min-seong’s sacrifice bunt and Hong Chang-ki’s hit allowed another run. The 2-0 lead quickly turned to 2-5.
Shulser, who also rose in the bottom of the 5th inning, hit Moon Bo-gyeong after a one-out, hit a double in the left field from Park Dong-won, and gave Lee Jae-won four intentional pitches. 1 company full base. An extra run meant the game was virtually over. Fortunately, he finished his mission by catching Kim Min-seong with a double stroke in front of the third baseman. KT later lost an additional run, and eventually lost 3-7.
Shulser, who became a losing pitcher on this day, recorded 1 win and 5 losses and an average ERA of 5.18. He has lost 4 of his last 5 matches. The team also has only 1 win and 6 losses in 7 games in which Schulser started.
Domestic ace So-Jun Sohn is out of the season due to elbow surgery, so KT has to lead the way in victory by leading long innings with foreign pitchers. KT’s difficulties are increasing as Wes Benjamin and Schulser, who showed good condition at the beginning of the season, pitched less than expected.