Baseball is pitcher play. Depending on how the pitcher shows, the win or loss of the day is determined. In particular, the performance of the starting pitcher is important. That’s because he pitches more than half of his games.
No matter how strong a team is with foreign pitchers, it cannot produce good results if the domestic starters cannot stand it. A maximum of two foreign pitchers can be used by a team. Even if both of them are used as starting pitchers, the remaining positions must be filled with domestic players. As such, the role of local selection is also important.
The Hanwha Eagles took Game 1 (5-4 wins) and 3 (5-1 wins) in three consecutive matches against the KIA Tigers on the 11th to 13th, and gave up the 2nd game (0-2 loss) to complete the winning series. achieved
The first winning series of the season was worth more than a victory. This is because it is the result of only domestic starters without foreign pitchers. Nam Ji-min (5 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, no runs) – Moon Dong-ju (6 innings, 3 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts, 2 runs, loss) – Jang Min-jae (6 innings, 6 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, no runs) started in 3 consecutive matches and pitched well and did not fall behind in the selection fight.
Coach Subero showed a smile at the performance of the domestic starters ahead of the kt Wiz match of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Suwon kt Wiz Park. He said, “It seems that the domestic selection team is well organized. I think we are ready to compete on the big stage in the next few years.”
Coach Subero paid particular attention to the growth of young pitchers. Representative players are Nam Ji-min (22), Moon Dong-ju (20), Kim Min-woo (28), and Han Seung-ju (22). “Nam Ji-min had a lot of numbers (sluggish records) that were hard to see last year. His pitching continued to develop, and he failed and learned himself. He adapted well and based on what he did well, he is proud to show a good figure this season.” .
“Moon Dong-ju is a player with a special talent and arm. We have to keep arranging and providing suitable programs for Moon Dong-ju. Also, he is a smart player, so he knows what kind of pitch he has and under what circumstances. He threw 2 in a row. As everyone already knows, he is a good starting pitcher.”
Although he is starting out of the bullpen this season, there is also Han Seung-joo, who should fill a spot in the Hanwha starting lineup. Coach Subero praised him, saying, “Han Seung-ju is a very good player and I have no doubt that he will be a new starter for Hanwha in the future.”
In the meantime, Hanwha has not been able to find a clear domestic starter. In the last five years since 2019, Kim Min-woo (14 wins, 155⅓ innings) was the only case in the 2021 season when a domestic starter achieved double-digit wins and regular innings (144 innings) at the same time. I couldn’t find a reliable domestic selection card that much.스포츠토토
Hanwha is currently out of Birch Smith (33) due to a shoulder injury. It is not yet in a situation to throw the ball, and the domestic starters, led by Felix Pena (33), must fill the void.
Nam Ji-min is scheduled to start on the 16th in the last game of the three-game series against kt. If Nam Ji-min fights hard and defeats kt on this day, Hanwha will be able to draw a blueprint as a domestic starter with two consecutive winning series.