KIA Tigers finishing pitcher Jung Hae-young (21) returned with a strong appearance. The back door is shaking and it is expected to add strength to the struggling team.
Jung Hae-young returned to the 1st team in the 3rd game of the 3rd weekend against the LG Twins in the 2023 KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 2nd. He got on the mound at the end of the 7th inning, when the team was losing 1-3, and hit both lead batter Shin Min-jae and follow-up Hong Chang-ki and Moon Seong-ju.
Shin Min-jae, who has recently been showing his presence by playing the role of LG’s main second baseman, showed three four-seam fastballs (fastballs) with a speed of 145 ~ 7 km / h and threw a forkball to induce a ground ball. Hong Chang-ki induces a miss with a fastball from the outside (based on a left-handed hitter) from a ball count of 0-2 strikes, and then steals the timing with a ball to the body. Moon Seong-ju, who was ranked 10th in batting average (0.315) on the 1st, threw 4 fastballs in a row and then induced a hit with a forkball. 메이저놀이터 주소
Jung Hae-young was excluded from the first-team entry for over a month after appearing against LG on May 28. The speed of the fastball fell to the middle and late 130km/h. Although he does not originally throw fastballs that exceed 150 km / h, his pitches that boldly attack the strike zone stand out because the power at the tip of his ball is good. His strengths have disappeared, and his batting average and slugging percentage have increased significantly. In the end, coach Kim Jong-guk gave him time to manage his condition.
Jung Hae-young did not play for more than 15 days after being excluded from the first team entry. He even had injuries. However, on June 17, he made a comeback in the LG Future Steam game, but on the 20th and 22nd, in the Lotte Giants Future Steam game, he gave 2 points and 4 points, respectively, showing an uneasy appearance.
It was the KT Wiz Future Steam match on the 30th that Jung Hae-young appealed to the leaders of the 1st and 2nd divisions for his changed appearance. As a starting pitcher, he pitched one inning cleanly without allowing a run. Head coach Kim Jong-guk said ahead of the match against LG in Jamsil, “It was evaluated that the mechanism has definitely improved. He will determine the timing of the call-up after checking the restraint and vertical movement records.” In the end, on the 2nd, when the winning series of 3 consecutive weekends (2 wins or more in 3 consecutive matches) took place, Jung Hae-young was called up. 꽁머니
KIA lost 1-3 against LG on the 2nd. Even after Na Seong-beom, Kim Do-young, and the main hitters have returned, they have not been able to hit and rise. This is because the starting lineup led to an overload of the bullpen and it was difficult to protect baseball.
In this situation, Jeong Hae-young performed well in his comeback match. It is encouraging that the speed of the fastball, which was in the early 140km/h, has risen to the middle, and that it shows a strong enough pitch to induce fouls repeatedly by using fast balls outside the batter.