I turned to coffee, but the scoring support was ‘zero’… Yokishi substitute foreigner, bitter defeat in 2G consecutive QS 

Coffee was served to commemorate the first victory, but what was returned was ‘zero’ goal support. 

Kiwoom foreign pitcher Ian McKinney started the 9th game of the season against Doosan in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 7th, 6 innings, 5 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, 2 runs, 2 losses (1 win) of the season. suffered 

After his KBO League debut, McKinney went outdoors for the first time, playing two games only at the Gocheok Dome. He showed off his crisis management skills early in the game. In the first inning, which was 0-0, Kim Jae-ho hit left-handed and Yang Eui-ji doubled, and was put in 2nd and 3rd base, but Jose Rojas was treated as a fly ball by center fielder, and after 2 outs in the 2nd inning, Jang Seung-hyun’s double double hit the scoring crisis. He overcame Park Gye-beom by catching him with a ground ball from third baseman in the first pitch. 메이저도메인

McKinney contributed the first run in the third inning. Sue-Bin Jeong, the leader, who had an infield hit, was treated as a checker, but he gave Kim Jae-Ho and Yang Eui-Ji a walk, causing 2 outs, 1st and 2nd bases, and allowed 1 RBI and 2 bases to the middle left after meeting Lohas. The continued crisis of 2nd, 2nd and 3rd base was overcome by catching Kang Seung-ho as a floating ball in center field. 

McKinney gave up an extra point in the 4th inning, trailing 0-1 following the first three-way offense. This time, the walk was the root of the problem. After walking lead Jeong Su-bin on base, he made a painful run by committing a wild throw at 2nd and 3rd base with a sacrifice bunt and a true base. 

McKinney, who was on the mound in the 6th inning, trailing 0-2, met Lohas, Kang Seung-ho, and Hong Seong-ho and played 11 three-way innings. He hit a foul home run from the first batter, Rojas, but achieved two consecutive quality starts without faltering. 

There was no scoring support in the good fight. McKinney was replaced by Ha Young-min in the 7th inning, trailing 0-2, and the game ended unfortunately. 96 pitches. The team suffered a 0-4 complete defeat, confirming their second defeat of the season. 

McKinney, who was picked as a replacement foreign pitcher for Eric Yokishi, signed a contract with Kiwoom on the 16th of last month for a total of 185,000 dollars (about 200 million won). On June 25, his debut game against Gocheok Doosan, he became a losing pitcher with 4 innings and 2 runs, but on July 1 against Gocheok SSG, he won with a good pitching of 6 scoreless innings. 

According to Kiwoom officials, McKinney served 70 cups of coffee to the coaching staff and players to commemorate their first win prior to the match. McKinney said, “I was able to get my first win because his teammates helped me in defense and offense, and kept me behind in the bullpen. He bought coffee with a sense of gratitude to his teammates and a spirit of strength together. He said he made it with iced coffee as the day was hot.” 

However, batters who drank coffee could not add strength to McKinney’s good pitch. Doosan starter Kwak Bin, Kim Myung-shin, Park Chi-guk, and Kim Kang-ryul failed to attack the Doosan mound, and McKinney suffered his second loss of the season. 

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