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Park pledges 10th win

Posted July. 19, 2000 20:34,   


Park`s next game, which is against the Colorado Rockies on the 21st, is one he cannot afford to lose.

Park bounded to 9 wins thanks to 3 consecutive victories during the middle of the first half, but since his start on June 24th against the St. Louis Cardinals, he has failed on 5 occasions to reach the double digits. His performance in his first start for the second half against the Anaheim Angels ended up in another loss due to 7 walks, in spite of his head-shaving trick.

Dodgers manager Davey Johnson was taken to hospital for dizziness the day after Park`s loss, putting further pressure on the pitcher. However, Chan-Ho still plans to outperform the Rockies` Japanese starter, Yoshi Masato, to gain his 10th win. This is the second showdown of starters from Korea and Japan. At the season opener on April 5th, Park won hands down against Irabu Hideki, who was demolished in 2 innings with 8 hits and 6 runs, by only giving up 6 hits and 3 runs during his 6 innings against the Montreal Expos.