83.5% of direct pitches, virtually one-pitch rookie pitcher. It’s a fastball, but not a fastball… The secret is a bruised middle finger

 Song Young-jin (19), a high school graduate rookie of SSG, did an amazing job. He even became a winning pitcher with a quality start against the LG Twins, the team that ranked first in team batting average.

Song Young-jin started in an away game against LG held in Jamsil on the 26th and recorded 5 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts and 3 runs (2 earned) in 6 innings, leading the team to a 5-3 victory and earning their 2nd win of the season. He recorded 4 wild throws, all of which were connected with conceding runs.

In the bottom of the first inning, Song Yeong-jin, who allowed lead Hong Chang-ki to hit, threw a wild pitch in the second inning when Mun Seong-ju was at bat. He caught Moon Seong-joo with a grounder in front of the shortstop and became 1st and 2nd base, and blocked Oh Ji-hwan in 3rd with a grounder in front of the 1st baseman and became 2nd and 3rd base. And in the bottom of the third, he gave up two more runs on two walks and three wide throws.

After that, he blocked 2 hits and no runs through 3 innings until the 6th inning. It was his first quality start in his debut. Oh Tae-gon’s solo shot in the top of the 4th inning, Heredia’s 2-RBI tie in the top of the 5th inning, Oh Tae-gon’s come-from-behind double, and Park Seong-han’s 1-RBI infield grounder made SSG turn 5-3. confirmed the victory of

Song Young-jin’s pitch analysis table was unusual. On this day, he threw 85 balls, but only 71 fastballs with a maximum distance of 149 km were thrown. Here, 7 sliders, 4 forkballs, and 3 curves were added. His direct purchase rate reached a whopping 83.5%. At this level, it is no exaggeration to say that he is almost one pitch.안전놀이터

Regarding the reason for the high proportion of fastballs after the game, Song Young-jin said, “Because all fastballs go differently.” Song Young-jin said, “My fastball is a bit messy at the end, so it sometimes becomes a fastball or a breaking ball. Today’s fastball worked well.” “It’s a cutter, it’s a sinker, it’s a two-seam. I think that’s my forte,” she added. But looking at his right finger, he saw a black bruise on his middle fingernail. Song Young-jin said, “When I throw a fastball, I don’t hit it with my index finger, but only my middle finger.” The movement of the ball changes depending on how much force is put into the middle finger and how the middle finger is kicked.

He is very good with 2 wins in 5 appearances (3 starts) and an earned run average of 1.93. He’s going back to the bullpen after this start, but he’s likely to continue to get a chance and he’s a natural candidate for Rookie of the Year. Song Young-jin said, “Moon Dong-joo and (Kim) Seo-hyeon are the best.” He goes to the bullpen, but may return to the starter depending on the circumstances. When Song Young-jin was asked what he wanted to show if he was selected again, he said, “I want to develop more stamina to throw beyond 6 innings, 7 innings, 8 innings, and 9 innings, and manage the number of pitches well so I can digest many innings.” .

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