KIA Tigers left-hander Thomas Pannoni pitched four innings in his return to the KBO.
Pannoni pitched four innings, allowing two runs on four hits with two walks and one strikeout against the Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Wednesday. It was his first KBO game in 280 days since he was released by the LG Electronics on 5 October last year.온라인카지노
Panoni, who joined KIA last year as a replacement foreign player for Ronnie Williams, went 3-4 with a 2.72 ERA in 14 games and was not re-signed. After spending this year in Triple-A with the Milwaukee Brewers, he returned to KIA on 6 June as a replacement foreign pitcher for Shawn Anderson.
He threw 76 pitches that day, with his fastball topping out at 143km/h. He mixed in a cutter that topped out at 142km, a curveball in the low 120s and a changeup. Kia was looking for its second straight win by a new foreign pitcher after newcomer Mario Sanchez earned the win on the ninth with 6⅓ innings of one-run ball, but Pannoni was unable to get the win.
Panoni walked Pirela with two outs in the top of the first after giving up a double to Koo Ja-rook that dropped to the right side of the infield, but he retired Kang Min-ho on a fly ball to right field with runners on first and second. The second inning was a triple play.
After retiring the next three batters on two grounders and a fly ball, Pannoni singled to right and Pirela doubled down the left field line to put runners on second and third with one out in the top of the fourth. Panoni gave up a single to Kim Jae-sung to tie the game at 1-1.
Choi Won-jun, the first baseman who caught Kim Jae-sung’s throw, spilled the ball and didn’t immediately touch first base, allowing third baseman Koo Ja-rook to rush home. Panoni struck out Ryu Ji-hyuk on a wild pitch, but gave up a single to Kang Kang-ul to make it 1-2.
Initially, KIA manager Kim Jong-kook said he planned to throw more than 80 pitches, given that Pannoni had been in the starting rotation at Triple-A until the 23rd of last month in Korea. However, Panoni was replaced by Yoon Young-chul in the top of the fifth inning after throwing 76 pitches and trailing 1-2.