“He has a competitive spirit and is greedy as a young player. A player like that can grow up later.”
When the story about Won Tae-in (Samsung Lions) came up, a bright smile appeared on Samsung coach Park Jin-man’s face.토토사이트
Coach Park talked about Won Tae-in ahead of the away game against NC Dinos in the 2023 Professional Baseball KBO League held at Changwon NC Park on the 15th.
Samsung’s Won Tae-in steadfastly stayed on the mound despite heavy rain on the 14th. Photo = Reporter Kim Young-gu
Won Tae-in started the home game against KT Wiz at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu the previous day (14th) and threw 101 balls in 6 innings, allowing 6 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts, 4 runs, and 3 earned runs.
He came down from the mound with his team ahead 6-4 and earned his 7th win (6th loss) of the season as Samsung eventually won 10-4. There was a lot of rain on the way, but it was not a big problem for Won Tae-in. However, he complained of pain in his fingers and ankles after the game, raising many concerns.
Coach Park Jin-man first said about Won Tae-in’s physical condition, “It is a little better than yesterday (14th). “He’s playing catch tomorrow (16th), so I think I’ll have to check it out,” he said. “It seems like he’s okay with spraining his ankle, but he seems to have a cramp in his finger.” “I think I need to rest today and check for sure when I throw the ball tomorrow,” he explained.
Won Tae-in has particularly bad memories of the rain this season. He was unable to continue pitching as the game was stopped due to rain twice before the Daegu KT game on the 14th.
Director Park said, “It’s always like that only for Won Tae-in. He once waited for more than an hour while playing. “Something like that happened briefly yesterday, and I’m glad it progressed quickly,” he said. “(Won) Tae-in got injured while pitching in that situation two years ago. He was kicked early both times for protection. (Won Tae-in personally) “I wasted two games,” he said with a bitter smile.
Fortunately, that didn’t happen in the KT game. Won Tae-in, who went to the mound in the top of the 6th inning despite heavy rain, gave up a superior two-run gun to Jang Seong-woo, but did his duty by not allowing any more runs. The game was stopped for 71 minutes due to rain, but continued normally until the 9th inning.
Coach Park Jin-man said, “(Won Tae-in) has a competitive spirit and is greedy as a young player. A player like that can grow up later. He gave his thumbs up, saying, “He is a player with that ability.”
In particular, in the KT game, An Joo-hyung’s performance also shined. He came to the plate as a pinch hitter for Kim Tae-hoon in the bottom of the 4th inning when Samsung was trailing 0-2, and hit a 4-pitch 146km fastball from the opposing starting pitcher, hitting a timely hit to the right field for 2 RBIs. This hit became the final hit of the day.
Coach Park said, “If we hadn’t been able to turn things around in that situation, we could have been dragged into a difficult game, but we hit a comeback hit that was able to definitely bring the flow,” and “We brought the flow by sending down Baekjae, who was throwing well.” “I think he played an important role as an opportunity,” he said, without sparing applause.
Oh Jae-il, who suffered a minor hamstring injury in the game against Daegu KIA Tigers on the 12th, conducted batting training that day.
Coach Park said, “I made my first bet today. Since it’s a muscle issue, I think I’ll have to wait a little longer for running. He says he doesn’t feel any pain while batting in place or anything like that. He said, “I think I will be able to play as a pinch hitter as early as next week,” adding, “I think I need to check a little more.”
Meanwhile, on this day, Samsung had Kim Hyun-jun (center fielder) – Kim Seong-yoon (right fielder) – Koo Ja-wook (left fielder) – Kang Min-ho (catcher) – Jose Pirella (designated hitter) – Ryu Ji-hyuk (third baseman) – Lee Jae-hyun (shortstop) – Yoon Jeong-bin (first baseman) – Kim Ho-jae. (Second baseman) was the batting lineup. The starting pitcher is David Buchanan.