There are two ‘Korean version of Ohtani’ in Kiwoom?
3 innings, 2 hits, 3 runs (1 earned run),
1 inning, 2 hits (2
home runs), 2 runs It is a record of appearances by two-time players.
In Kiwoom, there are two first-round players who have thrown a fast ball over 150 km since high school and are talented as hitters. Jang Jae-young and Kim Gun-hee are the main characters. Both players took the mound in the game that day, but it was disappointing.
Jang Jae-young made a relief mound following McKinney in the 5th inning when he was trailing 0-4. The first batter, Alford, was sent out due to a throwing error by the third baseman, but the follow-up hitter, Park Byung-ho, struck out three pitches and seemed to continue the recent change in pitching. However, from the time Jang Seong-wu hit the plate, his pitching started to falter. In the end, he failed to overcome the chronic control problem and brought himself into a crisis with 1 company and 1.3 bases by walking Seong-Woo Jang and wild throwing when Jae-Gyun Hwang was at bat. And Hwang Jae-kyun’s infield grounder and Moon Sang-cheol’s timely hit allowed two runs.
It was Jang Jae-young who had a hard time blocking the 5th inning, but the 9th inning was still the same. Leading batsman Bae Jeong-dae walked on base, and Kim Min-hyeok and Kim Sang-soo hit consecutive hits and conceded an extra run. In the end, he threw 53 balls, leaving only 3 runs in 3 innings and disappointing pitches. He recorded a maximum speed of 152 km, but the ball that was out of control at 150 km was useless.
In the ninth inning, where the game was winning, Kim Kun-hee메이저놀이터 was on the mound and the start was good. It started off pleasantly by handling lead hitter Kang Baek-ho with a ground ball from third base. However, he could not overcome Park Byeong-ho’s wall. Park Byeong-ho struck out three consecutive times without a hit that day, but he was in a different class. In a full count situation, he pulled Kim Kun-hee’s 145 km fastball on the 7th pitch and recorded a solo home run with a distance of 120 m over the middle left wall. It was Kim Gun-hee’s first home run in his professional debut, and he was embarrassed by wiping his sweat.
Kim Gun-hee, who was obviously embarrassed, threw a 143km fastball to follow-up hitter Kim Jun-tae and hit a solo home run with a distance of 115m over the right fence. After hitting a back-to-back home run, Kim Gun-hee finally lowered his head.
Both players, Jang Jae-young and Kim Geon, are both pitchers and batters, just like Ohtani playing cartoon baseball. Jang Jae-young played as a hitter in the demonstration game, but after the opening, he is concentrating on pitching. When he came out as a hitter, he had a strong intention to regain his confidence as a pitcher through hitting.
On the other hand, Kim Gun-hee is seriously approaching the two-way style. He participated in many games as a pitcher and hitter in demonstration games and Futures, and even after joining the first team recently, he came out as both a pitcher and a hitter. He is a player with great aspirations to grow into a player like Ohtani in the future.
In the KBO League in the past, there are players who were called dual wielders in high school. Bong Joong-geun entered the major leagues as a hitter, but established himself as a pitcher, and Choo Shin-soo and Lee Dae-ho set various records as hitters in the United States, Japan, and Korea. Kang Baek-ho, who was evaluated as an Ohtani rival in high school, has also established himself as a hitter.
The path of the two-way is difficult. It is difficult to succeed as either a pitcher or a hitter, but it is virtually impossible to form a family for both. Either the pitcher or the hitter, it is advantageous to choose one and focus on it in the end. If you chase both rabbits, you may miss them both.