SSG left-hander Kirk McCarty (28), who had been sidelined with an injury, made his first appearance in 32 days in Game 3 of the semi-final playoffs (Semi-Po).
McCarty took the mound in the bottom of the fourth inning, trailing 6-7, as the team’s third pitcher in Game 3 of the NC and Semi-Po at Changwon NC Park on May 25. McCarty missed the rest of the regular season and Games 1 and 2 of the semifinals due to an adductor muscle injury, which lasted until his start against Lotte on March 23.
SSG (2-2), which will be eliminated from the postseason if it loses today, pulled starter Oh Won-seok after just 1.1 innings after giving up three runs in the first inning. However, Noh Kyung-eun, who took over the mound with runners on first and second in the bottom of the second inning with a 5-3 lead, gave up a single and a triple to bring the score back to 5-7. SSG narrowed the gap with NC to one run in the top of the fourth inning with an RBI single by Han Yoo-seom.
McCarty, who came on with NC trailing by one run, was hit by a leadoff single from Son As-seob, and was stranded at first and third when catcher Lee Jae-won’s throw to prevent Son’s steal was thrown into the outfield. McCarty got out of the jam by striking out Park Gun-woo and Jason Martin and getting a grounder to the pitcher.
McCarty allowed the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth, but didn’t give up a run. After getting the first batter, Kwon Hee-dong, to fly out to right field, McCarty gave up a single to Seo Ho-cheol and a walk to Kim Hyung-joon to put runners on 1-2. After getting Kim Joo-won to fly out to shortstop, McCarty gave up an infield single to Oh Young-soo, but was able to tag out Seo at third base in a rundown to end the inning. 짱구카지노 주소
McCarty, in his first start in 32 days and his first appearance as a midseason reliever, pitched two innings of three-hit ball with one walk and one strikeout before being replaced by Ko Hyo-jun.