There was no need to doubt on the day that ‘Gyunanshin’ descended.
Na Kyun-an started the game against the Hanwha Eagles at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 27th and led the team to a 3-0 victory by striking out 7 strikeouts in 8 innings with 3 hits and 107 pitches in 8 innings.
Na Kyun-an’s pitching was also dazzling that day. In the first inning, Noh Soo-gwang was grounded by shortstop, Kim Tae-yeon was right fielded by a floating ball, and Noh Si-hwan was struck out to start the first inning.
In the second inning, he gave a four ball to lead batter Chae Eun-seong and committed a foil, leading to a safe second base crisis. However, he overcame the crisis himself by catching Jeong Eun-won with a fly ball in right field, Jae-hoon Choi with a fly ball in left field, and Gyeol Yoo with a fly ball in center field.
In the third inning, he was hit to the right by안전놀이터 lead batter Moon Hyun-bin. First hit of the day. But there was no faltering. Park Jeong-hyeon was struck out, Noh Soo-gwang was caught on a left fielder’s fly ball, and Kim Tae-yeon was caught on a catcher’s foul fly to finish the third inning.
In the 4th episode, Roh Si-hwan was left fielder foul fly, Chae Eun-seong struck out, and Jung Eun-won was simply cooked with a catcher fly ball.
The 5th episode was the biggest crisis and the point of victory. Leading batter Choi Jae-hoon allowed a heavy hit. The Euro decision was treated as a sacrifice bunt, with 1 out and 2 base. He handled Moon Hyun-bin as a floating ball to center fielder, but the runner went to third base. Crisis of 2nd out and 3rd base. However, he overcame the crisis by striking out Park Jung-hyun.
When the crisis was over in the 5th inning, the batting line, which had been silent until the 4th inning, responded. Kangnam Yoo took the lead with two RBIs and a double. And in the 6th inning, he blocked Noh Soo-gwang with a strikeout, Kim Tae-yeon with a second baseman ground ball, and Noh Si-hwan with a left fielder’s floating ball, blocking any dangerous situations that could come after scoring.
And in the 7th inning, after striking out lead batter Chae Eun-seong, Jeong Eun-won was treated as a straight hit to left field. Left fielder Seongbin Hwang’s diving catch made Na Kyun-an smile. After two deaths, Choi Jae-hoon got a right-handed hit, but he treated Eurogyeol as a floating ball to center fielder and finished the 7th inning.
Na Kyun-an took charge of the mound in the 8th inning as well. Leading hitter Moon Hyun-bin was treated as a floating ball by center fielder, and pinch hitter Lee Seong-gon was struck out. After two shots, Noh Soo-gwang allowed a right-handed hit. The number of pitches has already exceeded 100. Pitching coach Bae Young-soo came up and checked Na Kyun-an’s condition. Coach Bae came down the mound without changing pitchers. Cheers erupted from the audience.
And Na Kyun-ahn ended the inning by inducing Kim Tae-yeon to a shortstop ground ball. Standing ovations and cheers broke out once again, and Na Kyun-an proudly descended the mound.
There were no additional points, but Na Gyun-an was enough for 3 goals. At the end of the ninth inning, Kim Won-joong came up and secured Na Kyun-ahn’s victory and his 6th consecutive victory.