Min-ho praised me, saying, ‘You’ve grown a lot.'”
Won Tae-in (23, Samsung Lions), who recorded 4 innings ‘perfect’ in the first appearance of the demonstration game, said this and smiled. The big stage of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) was a good opportunity for Won Tae-in to take a leap forward.
Won Tae-in took the mound as the second pitcher in the 4th inning against the Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 KBO League demonstration game held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul on the 23rd, throwing 44 pitches in 4 innings and allowing 12 batters to get on base. ‘.
Despite the fatigue accumulated while playing the WBC and the problem of adapting to the KBO official ball again, Won Tae-in was in perfect shape on the mound.
Won Tae-in, who I met after the game, said, “It’s a demonstration game, so a record of perfect is meaningless.”
He also added, “I focused on pitching at an aggressive game and fast tempo, and it seems to have worked out well. I am particularly satisfied with pitching with a small number of balls and no walks.
The match against Lee Jung-hoo, who ate a bowl of rice in the national team, was also impressive. Won Tae-in used a changeup against Lee Jung-hoo in the 5th inning, but Lee Jung-hoo lost the timing and hit him with one knee. He was hit by the bat, but the ball hit was a grounder to first base, and the bat shredded.
Regarding this, Won Tae-in laughed, saying, “(Lee) Jung Hu-hyung helped break his bat, so if he plays well in the major leagues next year, it will be a topic of conversation.”
Won Tae-in, who took the mound in 3 out of 4 games played by the national team in the WBC, was one of the few pitchers on the team who threw the ball without hesitation. Unlike the league, he did his best despite playing as a reliever pitcher, and said that his experience with the WBC definitely seemed to be a huge asset.
Won Tae-in said, 먹튀검증 “I learned a lot about the balance of throwing the ball, and I also studied how to throw the ball so that it doesn’t hit.”
Won Tae-in, who debuted in 2019 and has been active as a starting pitcher for the team, recorded 10 wins (8 losses) last year, but his ERA was rather high at 3.92. It was a disappointing performance compared to what he did in 2021 with a 14-7 record and 3.06 earned run average.
Won Tae-in himself has this part in mind. He said, “I went to the United States to go to the United States to go to the individual exercise because I wanted to go up a notch, and I feel that I have definitely grown while experiencing the WBC.” I will do my best to make it happen,” he said.