Daniel Castano (30) enjoyed his first win in 56 days.

Baseball’s NC Dinos foreign-born pitcher Daniel Castano (30) enjoyed his first win in 56 days.

Castano started the home game against the Hanwha Eagles of the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on April 7 and pitched six innings of seven hits, two walks, one hit batter, four strikeouts, and two runs in a quality start to lead NC to a 6-2 victory.

The win, which helped NC snap a four-game losing streak, was Castano’s first personal victory in 56 days and eight games since April 12 against Samsung Electronics in Daegu. The quality start was his eighth of the season. He lowered his ERA slightly from 3.97 to 3.89.

In the top of the first, Ha walked Ha Joo-seok to lead off the inning and moved to second on a foil by catcher Kim Hyung-joon, 토토사이트 but he struck out Kim Tae-yeon on a high fastball and then got Noh Si-hwan to fly out to left field to keep the game scoreless.

However, he gave up the go-ahead run in the second inning.

After walking Ahn Chi-hong to lead off, he struck out Chae Eun-sung and Choi Jae-hoon in succession, but gave up an RBI triple to Choi In-ho in right-center. Jang Jin-hyeok followed with a bunt that landed in front of the right fielder.

But Castano, who was relieved when Jang failed to steal second base to end the inning, was in trouble in the third when he gave up back-to-back singles to Ha Joo-seok and Kim Tae-yeon for a double steal. A walk to Noh Si-hwan loaded the bases, 토토사이트 추천 but he induced Ahn Chi-hong to ground out to third and then got Chae Eun-seong to fly out to left field to end the threat.

In the top of the fourth, Choi Jae-hoon doubled down the left field line to put runners on the corners again. A sacrifice bunt by Choi In-ho put runners on first and third, but he induced Jang Jin-hyeok to ground out to first and Hwang Young-mook to ground out to second to preserve another shutout.

There was a crisis in the sixth inning.

After giving up a single to Choi Jae-hoon, Choi In-ho grounded out to second base, but Seo Ho-chul’s throwing error put runners on first and second. But Jang Jin-hyeok grounded out to first base and Hwang Young-mook flied out to right field to end the threat.

Castano threw 99 pitches, topping out at 149 mph and averaging 146 mph per Trackman, with a fastball (25), cutter (14) and two-seam (11), plus a slider (41) and changeup (8).

After the game, Castano said, “I’m happy to have a good game. My arm hasn’t been feeling good lately, so I’m glad to have a good game today and get a good result. I think I have to fulfill my assignment even if the team is down. I pitched my best and I’m happy to have contributed to the team’s victory,” said Castano. ‘I also had a good chemistry with Hyung-Joon Kim, and I expect it to get better and better.’

“In the beginning of the game, I threw a lot of different pitches against the opposing hitters, but after the third inning, I talked to pitching coach (Soo-Kyung) Kim and kept it simple,” Castano said. “It’s good to break the team’s losing streak. 사설 토토사이트 We have a lot of players with good individual abilities. If everyone on the team plays their role well, I think we will be able to show good form again,” he said, confident of a rebound.

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