“I grew up~” Won Tae-in, who also praised the veteran catcher, 4 innings 5K perfect, grew through the WBC

“(Kang) Minho praised me, saying, ‘You’ve grown a bit.’”

Won Tae-in of the Samsung Lions pitched in relief against Kiwoom Heroes in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 23rd and showed perfect pitching in 4 innings, 5 strikeouts and no runs.

In an interview before the match, Won Tae-in, who returned from playing as a member of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team, said, “Now I am getting used to the official ball in the KBO League again. I think it will be difficult to throw 100% today.” However, when he got on the mound, he threw an intense ball with a maximum speed of 148 km per hour and perfectly blocked the Kiwoom line.

“It is true that I did not adapt 100%,” said Won Tae-in, who laughed in an interview after the game. He seems to have thrown well. It’s still too early to say I’m 100% used to it.” “The Korean ball is definitely better at sliders and curves, but the changeup has a different feel, so I don’t think the course or falling movement I want is perfect yet,” he added.

Although it was an exhibition match, Won Tae-in, who perfectly blocked 4 innings, said, “(Kang) Min-ho praised me, saying, ‘You’ve grown a little.’ 메이저사이트 There were mismatches with the breaking ball and the fastball, but I still tried to play aggressively and throw the ball at a fast tempo. To be honest, perfect pitching in an exhibition game is meaningless. But the fact that he played the game with a low number of balls without a walk is really satisfying,” he said.

Won Tae-in, who said, “I think it’s still a long way off” about redemption, asked, “Really?” However, in the second or third innings, he felt his strength drop slightly. In the 4th inning, the balance was established again. There are ups and downs by inning, and I can’t take many pitches, so I think I need to quickly get back on track before the season starts. Still, if that level of restraint came out, he seems to have a lot of room to go up further when he enters the season.”

Won Tae-in, who said, “I won 10 wins last year, but there are many regrets left,” said, “I felt that I had grown up a notch while experiencing the WBC. Last year, if I went out, it was a little ambiguous, but this year, when I go out, I want to consistently pitch until the end of the season so that I can really think that I will win today.”

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