The ace who wrote Bears history in 17 years, but “I’m not conscious of ERA”
“I am not conscious of the average ERA.”
Doosan Bears Gwak Bin (24) started the 2023 SOL KBO League SSG Landers match held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 30th. On this day, he recorded 2 hits, 4 walks and 7 strikeouts in 6 innings. He showed quality start pitching 안전놀이터(pitching less than 3 earned runs in 6 starting innings) and led to a 2-0 victory.
This is Kwak Bin, who is showing the best performance at the beginning of the season. His earned run average went down to 0.88. This is a new record for the ERA in the first five games of the Bears franchise. It broke the record held by Daniel Rios (0.99) in 2006 after 17 years.
Although the Bears have rewritten history, Kwak Bin is not very conscious of his earned run average. He said calmly, “To be honest, it’s a style that doesn’t dwell too much on ERA. I wrote club history, but I h
Team wins are more important than individual records. Doosan, which has recently fallen into sluggishness, struggled in a losing streak. Kwak Bin, who watched this, was not at ease. He had a strong desire to break the losing streak. He said, “I lost the game yesterday, so I thought I wanted to break the losing streak unconditionally. Even if I couldn’t become a winning pitcher, I wanted the team to do well and win.”
Kwak Bin skipped a rotation due to back pain. His physical condition is still not perfect. There was a back injury last season, so it is a situation that requires careful management. He said, “During the break, my back improved a lot. I’ve been stretching and doing good exercises for my back. I recovered quickly thanks to the management in the training part.”
The command tower, who watched from the dugout, also gave thumbs up to Kwak Bin’s performance. Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “I sincerely congratulate him as he left his name in the club’s history. He is a pitcher who has more to show than what he has shown so far. I look forward to more records.”