“I couldn’t help it because misplaced pitches led to correct hits.”
Kiwoom Heroes coach Hong Won-ki sent unwavering trust to Kim Jae-woong, who allowed opponent catcher Park Dong-won to tie the game against the LG Twins in Jamsil the previous day (9th).
Coach Hong talked about Kim Jae-woong ahead of an away game against LG in the 2023 professional baseball KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 10th.
Kim Jae-woong, who made his professional debut in 2020, is a left-handed pitcher who posted an average ERA of 3.38 with 4 wins, 7 losses, 14 saves and 40 holds in 159 games (175.2 innings) until last year.
In the game against LG on the 9th, he pitched in the bottom of the 8th inning with the team leading 4-2 under coach Hong’s belief that the team’s strongest pitcher would take the mound in the 8th inning, but he bowed his head after being hit by Park Dong-won with a two-run arch. Afterwards, Kiwoom, who went into overtime, was eventually hit by Shin Min-jae at the end of the 10th inning and fell helplessly into a pit of 5 consecutive losses.
Manager Hong Won-ki said of Kim Jae-woong, “He is the strongest pitcher in our team’s bullpen. I couldn’t help it because the mistaken pitch led to a hit,” he said, “(if a similar situation comes out) I will do the same today (starting in the 8th inning)” and gave him strength.
Right-hander Choi Won-tae, who is on the mound as Kiwoom’s starting pitcher on this day, showed off a good pitch at the beginning of the season, but has recently stagnated. On the 28th of last month, against the Busan Lotte Giants (2-5 Kiwoom loss), he only scored 4 runs in 6 innings, and on the 4th against the Daegu Samsung Lions (1-14 Kiwoom loss), he scored 4 runs in 4 innings, 11 hits, 2 homers, 1 walk, 10 runs and 9 earned runs. It collapsed.메이저사이트
Regarding the Daegu game on the 4th, coach Hong said, “(Choi Won-tae) suffered from a difficult game from the first inning. He didn’t even come out with speed,” he said. “It seems that his condition was not good. Still, he said he would have gained something from that match.”
At the same time, he said, “(Choi Won-tae) (April 28) was the same in the Busan Lotte match, and if it collapsed in the beginning while conceding 2 or 4 runs, there was a lot of concern that what was prepared in winter would return to its original place, but the Busan game also showed a responsible figure. On the 4th, Daegu Gyeonggi-do was not good at the beginning, but there must have been something to be gained in the results in its own way.”
Left-handed pitcher Lee Seung-ho went to the Futures (second team) league with Yoon Jung-hyun that day. level of reorganization. Instead, Park Seung-ju and Lee Myung-jong were listed in the first team entry.