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‘The longest running foreign pitcher’ Yokishi, 2K 1 run in 3 innings… It’s a pity that Kim Doyoung’s one shot

 Kiwoom Heroes’ Eric Yokishi (34) showed the skill of a long-lived foreign pitcher in his first demonstration game.

Yokishi started in an exhibition game against the KIA Tigers in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 15th, and recorded 3 hits (1 home run), 2 strikeouts and 1 run in 3 innings. Kiwoom lost 2-6 and fell into a three-game losing streak.

Yokishi, who was hit by Kim Seon-bin in the first inning, ended the inning without conceding a run by treating Socrates Brito and Hwang Dae-in as regular hits. In the second inning, he recorded a three-way offense.스포츠토토

Yokishi, who was cruising, allowed Kim Do-young a solo home run in the third inning with two outs to give him the first run. Subsequently, he was hit by Kim Seon-bin, but caught Socrates on a floating ball to second baseman and ended the inning without allowing any additional runs.

Yokishi, who recorded 41 pitches, was replaced by Kim Seon-gi in the 4th inning, where Kiwoom was losing 0-1, and finished the mound that day. Yokishi, who made full use of two-seam (21 pitches) – curve (9 pitches) – cutter (6 pitches) – changeup (5 pitches), reached the highest two-seam velocity of 141 km/h and recorded an average velocity of 140 km.

Yokishi, who is celebrating his 5th year in the KBO League this year, is active as the longest serving foreign pitcher along with Casey Kelly (LG). In his last season, he went 10-8 with a 2.57 earned run average in 30 games (185⅓ innings).

It was regrettable that Yokishi, who has been expected with Kiwoom’s one-two punch with An Woo-jin this season, allowed one home run in the first appearance of the exhibition game, but he pitched neatly throughout. /

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