On the afternoon of the 17th, the second round of the semi-playoff of the “2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Postseason” was held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. A young pitcher came to the KT mound in the bottom of the eighth inning when KT was leading 2-0 with timely hits by Park Byung-ho and Kang Baek-ho in the top of the first inning.
Park Young-hyun, who joined KT as the first nomination in 2022. Park Young-hyun struck out the leadoff hitter Kim Joon-wan in the bottom of the eighth inning by inducing a swing with a fastball of three pitches and 145 kilometers. Lee Yong-kyu, who entered Lim Chi-yeol’s at-bat, caught it with a left fielder fly, and Lee Jung-hoo also caught it with a 145km shortstop ground ball in three pitches.
Park Young-hyun, who took the mound again in the bottom of the ninth inning, caught Kiwoom Kim Hye-sung with a left fielder fly after seven pitches, and was hit by Puig, but left fielder Hong Hyun-bin handled it. Kim Woong-bin, who appeared as a pinch hitter, ended with catcher Jang Sung-woo’s foul fly.
Park Young-hyun recorded the youngest save of the postseason and kept his team’s 2-0 victory. Park Young-hyun broke Doosan Lim Tae-hoon’s record of 19 years and 25 days at the age of 19 years and 6 days. In fact, Park Young-hyun took the mound in 52 regular season games and recorded two holds.
Park Young-hyun said, “I thought it was over when I blocked it in the bottom of the eighth inning, but the coach asked, ‘Can you throw more?’ When I said, “It works,” he said, “Go up next inning.” Park Young-hyun, who made a save, is taking a selfie.
After the game, team Park Young-hyun talked with starter Benjamin, who pitched seven scoreless innings. He told Benjamin, “I thought Puig’s batting was a home run,” pointing to the top of Gocheok Dome and talking about the dizzying situation. 스포츠토토킹
Benjamin also pointed to the top of Gocheok Dome and said, “I thought it was a home run myself. The defense was excellent, and Park Young-hyun’s pitching was the best!” he praised. Meanwhile, KT will start Ko Young-pyo and Kiwoom will start the third round of the semi-playoff at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 19th.