Kiwoom Heroes pitcher Jang Jae-young (21) had a difficult experience in the KBO from Geelong Korea at the end of last year to this exhibition game.
Jang Jae-young took starting classes from Geelong Korea, started batting in the middle, and experienced batting as an outfielder during demonstration games. It was the club’s order to ease the burden as a pitcher and show off his talent as a hitter.
As Jang Jae-young’s two-time field trip was 토토사이트highlighted as ‘Korea’s Otani’, coach Hong Won-ki and players were burdened, but this challenge gave Jang Jae-young a clear ‘reward’. The realization he gained from batting led to his confidence as a pitcher.
Jang Jae-young, who scored 2 runs in 4 innings in an exhibition match against the LG Twins held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 25th, met with reporters after taking the mound and said, “The coach gave me a mission before the game. He told me to get 10 hits and give up 5 runs. It seemed like he told me to compete, so I tried to play a quick game with a fastball, and it didn’t seem bad,” he said.
Regarding the challenge of both pitching and batting, Jang Jae-young said, “Hitters try not to hit the first pitch actively because I am not a pitcher with good ball count. I felt that it was increasing. I thought a lot that I couldn’t easily hit the ball the hitter was aiming for if I took the ball count to my advantage.”
“It’s fun to see the ball go over the fence while training batting, but there are times when I can’t even hit the ball thrown. I tried to reflect that point as a pitcher. Today, in an unfavorable count, when I looked in the middle and threw hard, there was a case where a beating came out.”
Jang Jae-young said, “It was very difficult to defend the outfield. The tension and excitement were fun. I think I fell more into the fun of baseball,” looking back on the challenges so far.
Coach Hong has not confirmed Jang Jae-young as the 5th starter, but he is thinking of giving him the opportunity to start as much as possible. Jang Jae-young said, “I thought I had to compete until the season started. There are many good pitchers besides me. My first goal is to show that I have improved from last year. The goal is to be the opening entry, and the goal is to win 1. And 5 innings are the next goal. target,” he said.
In this World Baseball Classic (WBC), Shohei Otani (LA Angels) of the Japanese national team surprised the world once again with his two-time pitching and became the MVP of the tournament. Jang Jae-young, who watched this, said, “I felt a wall like a cartoon character (laughs). (Ahn) Woo-jin next to me is trying to learn from him. Ohtani may be a burden to play baseball while receiving a lot of attention, but I can see that he enjoys it. I am enjoying it too. I felt that I want to