Jang Jae-young (21), who sells 900 million Kiwoom Heroes, is showing his potential.
Jang Jae-young started the game against the KIA Tigers at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 17th and recorded 7 hits, 5 walks, 4 strikeouts and 3 runs (3 earned) in 6 innings. He finished pitching in the middle of the trail 1-3, and the win failed. However, he proved his ability as a starter by making quality starts in two consecutive games.
From the first inning, the pitch was shaking. He walked leadoffs Chan-Ho Park and Won-Jun Choi in succession. However, 19-year-old catcher Kim Dong-heon caught both players stealing second base with a bullet throw. I almost got to 1st and 2nd base safely, but 2 outcounts were blown away. I was happy to catch Kim Do-young as a floating ball in the outfield and finished the first inning safely.
The second time was also a crisis. He got a heavy hit from Na Seong-beom and sent Choi Hyung-woo out for a walk. Then, Socrates hit a timely hit that rolled in front of the right fielder and conceded the first run. It was a mass loss crisis. He struck out Lee Chang-jin, who failed to send bunt, and Kim Tae-goon got another hit that missed the third interval.
Second base runner Choi Hyeong-woo was slow and stopped at third base, leading to a run with the bases loaded. Jang Jae-young caught Choi Jeong-yong with a looking strikeout with a heavy fastball without wavering. Park Chan-ho then threw a breaking ball after a full-count battle, leading to a miss. He showed off his ability to overcome crises with his own pitches.
In the 3rd inning, the first batter, Park Chan-ho, hit a double next to the right fielder, and Na Seong-beom allowed a second run on a sacrifice play to the right fielder in the 1st out and 3rd base. However, in the 4th inning, 1 out and 1st base, Choi Jeong-yong doubled to 2nd base, and in the 5th inning, 1 out 1st and 2nd base, Kim Do-young doubled to 2nd base, preventing additional runs. It was a good hit, but all of them rolled right in front of the second baseman, avoiding a run.
In the 6th inning, Na Seong-beom, the lead hitter, hit a double that passed the height of the right fielder and faced a crisis. Fortunately, Kim Hye-seong, who caught Hyung-woo Choi’s straight hit, even caught the runner with a thunderbolt throw to second base. He breathed a sigh of relief, but Socrates scored a superior solo shot and allowed the third point. We caught Lee Chang-jin and completed the quality start. 안전놀이터
Jang Jae-young is taking his place as a starting pitcher in his third year. He went down to the Futures team due to poor performance in the opening two games, but is stepping up as a starter upon his return in June. As he steadily faced batters, he gained experience, got a knack for it, and started to improve his command. Then, on the 11th, he wrote his first QS by pitching 6 innings and 3 runs against LG, a powerful hitter.
Before the game, coach Hong Won-ki expressed strong confidence in Jang Jae-young. “I pitched the best in the game against LG in Jamsil. I was hit by a home run by Bo-Kyung Moon, but I got out of the control problem for the first time and I played with a batter. They praised me for pitching the best. I do,” he said, raising his voice.
The highest speed was 151km, and 4 curves were mixed, centered on a fastball (61 pitches) and a slider (30 pitches). He gave up five walks, but the ball was off the edge of the strike zone. He pitched in response to the command tower’s confidence. He became a reliable starting pitcher after An Woo-jin, Hura-do and McKinney. He could be considered a top 3 starter. The 900 million pitcher, who was incomplete, is finally starting to shine after 3 years of joining the team.