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LG, KS pull starters early in Games 2 and 3...Kim Yun-sik gives bullpen a break in Game 4
LG pitcher's 'start win' is the first since Manzanio in game 2 of KS in 2002
LG starter Kim Yun-sik throws five scoreless innings
Game 4 of the 2023 KBO Korean Series between the LG Twins and the KT Wiz at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, on Nov. 11. LG starting pitcher Kim Yoon-sik heads to the dugout after getting KT's Oh Yoon-seok to ground out to first base in the bottom of the fifth inning.
LG Twins left-handed pitcher Kim Yun-sik (23) exceeded expectations with a dazzling performance in Game 4 of the 2023 KBO Korean Series (KS), becoming the first LG pitcher to win a start in 21 years.
Behind Kim's stellar performance, LG swept KT 15-4 to improve to 3-1 in the series and remain just one win away from their first KS title in 29 years.
Kim Yun-sik started Game 4 of the KS against the KT Wiz at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on April 11 and completed the task with 5⅔ innings, 85 pitches, three hits, one walk, three strikeouts, and one run.
Kim was named the Daily Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Game 4 of the KS series and took home a cash prize of 1 million won.
This season, Kim Yun-sik has been LG's "sore finger".
After a strong second half last year, Kim was touted as a future "left-handed ace," and he started Game 3 of the playoffs against the Kiwoom Heroes and pitched 5⅔ innings of one-run ball.
However, he struggled in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which preceded this season.
His regular season was up and down as well, finishing the year with a 6-4 record and a 4.22 ERA in 17 games.
LG chose Kim Yoon-sik as the starting pitcher for Game 4 against KS, but secretly prepared for the game to be a "bullpen day".
This was in case Kim Yun-sik was unable to last the long innings.
Sunday, November 12, 2023