Kiwoom Heroes Jang Jae-young played a good role as pitcher and batter side by side.
Kiwoom Heroes won 8-2 in a practice match (game ended after the top of the 8th inning) against the Dutch WBC national team held at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona on the 27th at 5:00 pm (local time).
On this day, Kim Tae-jin (2nd baseman) – Lim Ji-yeol (1st baseman) – Lim Byeong-wook (left fielder) – Russell (shortstop) – Park Joo-hong (right fielder) – Kim Hui-jib (3rd baseman) – Song Jae-seon (center fielder) – Kim Jae-hyeon (catcher) – Kim Dong-heon (designation) Batter) lineup was made in order.
Against this, the Dutch are Profar (left fielder) – Gregorius (first baseman) – Valentin (designated hitter) – Bernardina (center fielder) – Biel (designated hitter) – Palacios (right fielder) – Simmons (third baseman) – J. Scoop (second baseman) – Diderle (shortstop) – Loopstock (catcher) went in the order. Two designated hitters were placed, and a total of 10 people were named in the starting batting order.
Starting with Jang Jae-young, Hurado, Won Jong-hyeon, Kim Seon-gi, Byun Si-won, Lee Myeong-jong, and Kim Dong-hyuk stepped onto the mound in order to face the Dutch WBC batting line, which consisted of Gregorius, Valentin, and Bernardina.스포츠토토
Jang Jae-young, who started as a starter, showed pitching with one strikeout and no run in one inning. He finished the inning neatly with just 7 balls, with a fast ball reaching a maximum speed of 153 km. Even after coming out, he also threw a 150km fastball, slider, cutter, changeup, etc., and was responsible for one inning with no runs.
In the other lineup, Kim Hui-jip showed an impressive appearance with 2 hits in 4 at-bats and 2 RBIs, and Kim Tae-jin showed an impressive appearance with 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 run and 1 walk. Rookies Song Jae-sun and Kim Dong-heon, as well as Kim Jae-hyeon, Lim Byung-wook, Shin Jun-woo, and Jang Jae-young contributed to the victory by recording one RBI each.
Jang Jae-young, as a pitcher in the first inning, guided lead hitter Profar to a ground ball to first base, then struck out Gregorius. Then, he finished his pitching on the day by handling Valentin again with a grounder on first base. Jang Jae-young, who also played as a hitter, picked out a push walk in the first at-bat in the 6th inning and scored 1 RBI. In the eighth, he struck out and walked away.
Six Dutch pitchers exposed their uneasiness by allowing a total of eight walks. J. Scoop had 1 home run and 2 RBIs, Simmons had 2 hits and 1 run, and Profar, Valentin and Biel also recorded 1 hit each.
According to the Kiwoom team, Jang Jae-young, who finished the game, said, “It was my first actual pitching, so I relaxed and focused on pitching balance and control rather than throwing hard. Overall, it didn’t feel bad for pitching,” he said.
Hurado said, “In addition to the fast ball, I threw various breaking balls and checked the type of pitch. I paid attention to attacking the opponent’s batter with the mindset of participating in the regular season game as much as possible. I worked hard to prepare during the camp, and I am glad that good results are coming out.” seemed
Kim Hwi-jip said, “It was interesting and fun to play against players from the major leagues I had only seen on TV. It was a process to prepare for the season, so the result was not important. At the plate, I only cared about timing. I am focusing on batting training during the camp. This time I will prepare well until the end so that I can show you a better image of the season.”