Now, the Doosan Bears’ water is said to have dried up. However, in Doosan, where young players are playing with enthusiasm this season, a left-handed bullpen pitcher has been in the first team for the first time in 7 years since his debut. The main character is Kim Ho-jun (25), who came as a training player after passing through Ansan Technical High School and Paju Challengers.
Prior to the away match against KT Wiz held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 19th, Doosan sent Kim Kang-ryul, who had recently been sluggish, to the second team and called up Kim Ho-jun.
Kim Kang-ryul took the mound in the bottom of the 8th inning, trailing 2-3 by 1 point against Kiwoom on the 18th, but was hit by a solo shot by Lee Won-seok, the first hitter, and was replaced after allowing Kim Hwi-jip a heavy hit in the 8th after one death. While losing runs in three consecutive games, Lee failed to pitch as expected.
Regarding Kim Kang-ryul, coach Lee said, “The ball was good in Futures, but it seems that the pitch did not rise as much as I thought when I came up to the first team. I think I will have to go down and make it again.” I didn’t have the strength. I decided to throw it comfortably and increase the speed,” he said.
On the 19th, a KBO League match between KT and Doosan was held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon. Ho-Jun Kim of Doosan is pitching. Suwon = Reporter Jeongheon Songsongs@sportschosun.com/2023.05.19/
The pitcher who came up instead of Kim Kang-ryul is Kim Ho-jun, who tasted the excitement of being registered with the first team after his debut.
After graduating from Ansang Technical High School and polishing his skills at Paju Challengers, Kim Ho-joon signed a training player contract after the 2017 season and wore a Doosan uniform.
In the Futures League, he pitched in 130 career games, going 6-8 with 8 saves and 15 holds, with an earned run average of 4.47. He pitched in 13 games in the Futures League this season, recording 1 win, 2 saves, 2 holds, and an earned run average of 4.50. He has been on the rise lately, recording a scoreless run in 6 consecutive games (7 innings)토토사이트.
Kim Ho-jun throws a fast ball with a maximum speed of 146 km. Here, he deals with hitters with a slider and a forkball.
Director Lee said, “Kim Ho-jun originally had a good pitch, but control was always a problem.”
“I was shocked when I received the call yesterday. It’s my first 1st team registration in 7 years since wearing the Doosan Bears uniform, and I feel good and excited,” said Kim Ho-joon, “I want to show as much as I can by preparing well in the 2nd team.”
He even made his first-team debut right away. In the bottom of the 8th inning, trailing 1-6, he came out as the third pitcher for the team. Kim Ho-jun, who caught the first outcount by treating lead No. 8 Son Min-seok with a fastball of 146 km, the highest restraint of the day, with a ground ball in front of the third baseman, allowed a heavy hit to No. 9 Park Min-seok. It was also Park Min-seok’s first hit in his debut since joining in 2019. He was shaken, perhaps because he met a slugger with a runner out. Meet Kang Baek-ho and walk 3 balls in a row in 1B1S.
It was calm. In response to Kim Min-hyeok, who had two hits on the day, the slider, which was used as the deciding ball in the ball count 2B2S, slipped outward and induced a miss. It was his first strikeout in his debut. He was hit by a big ball to the right of Moon Sang-cheol, who had three hits, but went into the right fielder’s glove. 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, no run. With Lee Byung-hun the only left-handed bullpen, will Kim Ho-joon show his potential?