From a top-class prospect who throws 153 km to a finisher who throws 149 km. This is Hanwha’s ability to tie the ‘defending champion’ to 1 point.
The Hanwha Eagles won 5-1 in a practice match against SSG Landers held at Kochi Stadium in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan on the 3rd.
On this day, Hanwha’s homeruns by Noh Si-hwan and Noh Su-gwang were also brilliant, but the bullpen operation in the 7th to 9th innings was also dazzling. It was a scene reminiscent of a real game.
Kim Seo-hyun, who is considered the number one rookie of the year this year, took the mound at the beginning of the 7th inning. Kim Seo-hyun blocked one inning with no runs with 10 balls, starting with a fastball of up to 153km. He allowed one infield hit to second base, but gave up no runs. He had 8 fastballs out of 10 balls, and he was so confident that the average fastball speed reached 152 km, and he was in good condition.
At the beginning of the 8th inning, ‘left-handed fireballer’ Kim Bum-soo appeared. Kim Beom-soo, who has a 150km fastball, was able to lay the stepping stone for victory by catching Jeon Eui-san with a grounder on third base and finishing the inning, although his highest speed was 145km, which was not as good as usual. 메이저사이트
Hanwha took a 5-1 lead at the end of the 8th inning with Park Jung-hyun’s left-footed double, and Jang Si-hwan took the mound in the top of the 9th inning. Jang Si-hwan was the pitcher who guarded the back door of Hanwha last year with 14 saves, the most by an individual. In the game that day, he blocked one inning without a run with his strong fastball and confirmed the victory of the team. The highest speed came out to 149 km.
Hanwha’s victory tied the SSG lineup with 1 point. Starting pitcher Birch Smith, Kim Min-woo, and Han Seung-joo, pitchers who can make up a winning team lined up from the 7th inning, showing that they are preparing a “win-win formula”. After the game, manager Carlos Subero praised the pitchers’ good pitching, saying, “Butch Smith started well, and the pitchers who took the mound continued with good pitches.”
There are many pitchers who can throw fastballs in Hanwha, and Kim Seo-hyun, who just joined with the first overall pick in the rookie draft, has already thrown a 153km fastball, raising the possibility of joining Pil Seung-jo. In particular, he couldn’t find any tension even though he took the mound for the first time in a practice game against another team. Kim Seo-hyun also said, “I thought he would be nervous because it was his first professional performance, but he was not nervous when he got on the mound.” Hanwha Pilseungjo, which boasts a more diverse composition, is expected to become more difficult this year.