“I will open all possibilities.”
Jang Jae-young (21), the right-hander of Kiwoom, who is ‘900 million’, finally tried to double the pitching through an official game in the KBO League. Jang Jae-young appeared as a pinch hitter in the beginning of the 8th inning, leading 4-2 against Gocheok KIA in an exhibition game on the 15th. He entered the plate as the lead batter and dealt with left-handed sidearm Kwak Do-gyu. He singled out a walk after a full count.
After that, Jang Jae-young also digested the base run. After one out, Kim Gun-hee hit the pitcher’s ground ball. When Kwak Do-kyu made a mistake in throwing, he went to second base without difficulty. Kim Si-ang and Song Jae-seon struck out one after another and failed to score. Even at the end of the 9th inning, when he was trailing 2-6, he entered the plate with 2 out on 1st and 3rd base and retired with a fly ball to right field.메이저놀이터
Jaeyoung Jang is in his third year. His last two years have been very stressful with his pitching issues. However, he opened a new chapter in his baseball life last winter when he doubled as a pitcher for Geelong Korea, an Australian professional baseball team. At the time, there was a recommendation from Director Hyung-wook Ko, and there was no other reason. It’s just that Jang Jae-young seems to be getting too stressed while playing baseball, so he felt bad as a baseball senior.
Jaeyoung Jang grabbed the bat again and realized the psychology of a hitter dealing with a pitcher as he stepped into the plate. During his high school days, he felt the feeling he felt when he was in the middle of batting, and he felt the spectrum of baseball. After returning from Australia, Jang Jae-young vowed to focus more on pitching and succeed. Although he completed all of his pitching training at Scottsdale spring camp, Jae-young Jang has no intention of becoming a professional hitter.
Moreover, the meeting with Park Chan-ho became a big resonance for Jang Jae-young. Park Chan-ho also saw his best friend, coach Hong Won-ki, and also saw Kiwoom pitchers at the Scottsdale camp. In particular, while intensively tutoring Jang Jae-young for over an hour, he passed on “everything” as a pitcher. After that, Jang Jae-young gained a lot of confidence.
Coach Hong Won-ki also has a strong objective of letting Jang Jae-young ‘experience’ the hitter as a means to become a better pitcher. On this day, ahead of the game, he predicted that Jang Jae-young would be replaced, but he asked for refrain from expanding the interpretation. However, Kim Hye-seong, who returned from the national team the day before, suddenly volunteered to start that day, and Jang Jae-young, who was scheduled to start as the designated hitter, had to wait on the bench until the middle of the game.
Anyway, Jang Jae-young has been successful in his two-hit career. It is true that Kiwoom’s Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) staked it. Of course, when the regular season comes, he is likely to stop double-tapping. On the 14th, Gocheok KT Jeonseo started and pitched well with 3 hits and 2 strikeouts in 2 innings. He looks set to earn a spot in the starting rotation this season.