“I couldn’t have been Ahn Woo-jin and Moon Dong-ju.” The secret of the national team’s devotion to the native ace, the octagonal sword, ‘152km → 149km’ The secret to the first win of the season
Speed is not everything. It’s an obvious story, but it seems that it’s not an easy story for a pitcher on the mound.
Just like male golfers who try to send their drivers as far as possible, pitchers are constantly seduced by speed as a symbol of strong masculinity.
Won Tae-in (23), a native Samsung Lions ace, is no exception.
After entering the professional world, he worked hard to regain his lost speed. As a result of steadily increasing each season, last year it was up to 152 km. This season has been faster. On the 11th, in the Daegu SSG match, he recorded the highest distance of 152 km. From the beginning, he easily passed the 1st and 2nd innings with a single pitch, with 6 hitters perfect. However, he could not get past the hump in the third inning.메이저사이트
He induced an infield grounder from the first base loaded and caught the third base runner at home and seemed to pass without a run, but Choi Jeong and Choi Joo-hwan scored 3 runs in a row with timely hits. At the end of the 3rd inning, the batters scored 3 points to tie the score, but in the 5th inning, the changeup thrown at the lead Shin-soo Choo went flat into the middle and allowed a solo shot to pass the right pole. 5 innings, 7 hits, 4 runs. It was a disappointing result considering the good pitch.
There was no mistake twice.
Won Tae-in, who started in Game 3 against Lotte at Daegu Lions Park on the 16th, won his first win of the season with 7 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 1 run in 6⅔ innings. Second starting win in the team after Buchanan.
Won Tae-in, who blocked the 1st and 2nd innings with 6 hitters perfect like the last game, faced a crisis in the 3rd inning like a déjà vu. Leader Kang-Nam Yoo, Hak-Joo Lee, got 1st and 2nd base safely with consecutive walks. Five days ago, the nightmare came to mind.
But the results were different. After inducing Park Seung-wook to double kill with a changeup, he successfully escaped the crisis by handling Ahn Kwon-soo as a fly ball.
Won Tae-in, whom I met after the game, recalled the dizzying moment like this.
“Why did I have to do it again? I thought a little bit like this, but today I got a bad idea. I just played with the thought of not giving a single point. , He said it was worth a try because he wanted to be a two-strike with Paul, and I think he was satisfied with the sickness coming out at the right time. I thought that the flow would come if I overcome the crisis in the third inning.”
A young ace who grows through every match.
On this day, the maximum speed was 149 km, 3 km less than the previous game. But the results were much better. Was there a trick?
“Compared to the last game, I raised my arm slightly and thought about the pitching angle before going in. Even if my speed dropped a little, I thought of reviving my strengths. In the meantime, I’ve been thinking about players like Ahn Woo-jin, Mun Dong-ju, and throwing them, but I couldn’t do it. .(laugh) I found my own style again and threw it, and the result was good.”
However, I did not completely give up the infinite challenge for speed.
“The fact that last year’s highest speed (152km) came out in two games this year means that I am in good physical condition. I will try again because I saw hope.”