KIA Tigers rookie pitcher Yoon Young-cheol (19) had a grueling pro ceremony during one inning.
Yoon Young-chul made his first professional appearance in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 15th, recording 4 hits (1 home run), 2 strikeouts, 5 runs and 5 runs in 3⅔ innings, the first with the team losing 1-6. suffered defeat.
Yoon Young-cheol, who was nominated for the first round by the KIA with a record of 13 wins, 2 losses and an average ERA of 1.66 in 15 high school baseball games last year, pitched well in 2 games, 8⅔ innings, 4 hits, 9 strikeouts and 4 walks, and was dropped as the opening 5 starter.
Ahead of Yoon Young-cheol’s professional debut, who was evaluated as having game management and control skills of a high school level, although he is not fast-paced, coach Kim Jong-guk said, “I want to show a bold and relaxed appearance. Since I am a rookie, I want to challenge the batters.” ordered.
Yoon Yeong-cheol, who is always smiling, stood on the mound with a smile at the end of the first inning. He threw his first professional ball, striking No. 1 hitter Lee Yong-gyu (38) with a 139km fastball in the middle. When the next slider fell to the outside high ball, the third ball threw a slider that came in the middle of the body and got an advantageous count of 1B2S.
However, Lee Yong-kyu is the best player in the KBO league. After the 4th and 5th pitches, the fastball and the changeup were all fouled, a deep ball entered the body and became a full count. When the 8th fastball thrown in the middle was cut again, Yoon Young-chul laughed and exhaled. In the end, he threw a low fastball and walked Lee Yong-gyu on base after 9 pitches.
The 9-pitch fight with Lee Yong-gyu, a veteran among veterans who is exactly twice his age, was like a summary showing that Yoon Young-cheol needs to equip himself with more sophisticated pitches to fight against hitters in the future.
Starting with that walk, Yoon Yeong-chul gave up an RBI double to Lee Hyung-jong and allowed the first run. After Lee Jung-hoo’s walk, he allowed Kim Hye-seong to score an RBI double and Park Joo-hong to sacrifice fly with an RBI in the 1st and 3rd bases. Then, in the second out and second base, Lim Byung-wook hit a two-run gun and allowed 5 runs in the first inning alone. The number of pitches in one inning was 40.
Yoon Young-chul, who took a breath after hard work in episode 1, changed in episode 2. He struck Lee Yong-gyu, whom he met again as the lead batter, with a fastball across the outside border line, and then threw it again in a similar course, resulting in a foul. Once again, he stabbed the corner of the strike zone low outside and struck out on three pitches, taking revenge in the first inning. After the 2nd and 3rd innings were scoreless,메이저놀이터 Yoon Young-chul was replaced at 2nd out and 3rd base in the 4th inning.
Yoon Young-cheol gave up his first pro career walk and first strikeout to Lee Yong-gyu. It was a short inning, but he grew up a notch in the process of realizing how to find the answer when he was blocked by a batter. Yoon Young-cheol’s professional career cannot be evaluated by one game before his debut. Everyone grows up through trial and error like that.