“I came to the camp and consulted with pitching coach Jung Hyun-wook to make changes. He seems to have pitched satisfactorily in his first match, so I feel good”.
‘Blue Blooded Ace’ Won Tae-in (23・Samsung) successfully completed his first actual pitching in Okinawa, Japan.
On the 11th, Won Tae-in started a practice game against Chunichi held at Akama Ball Park in Onna, Okinawa, Japan, and calmed the opponent’s lineup with 2 innings, 3 strikeouts and no runs. Won Tae-in passed the mound to left-hander Roh Seong-ho in the 3rd inning when the match was 0-0.
Won Tae-in, who met with the reporter after the game, said, “I came to the camp and consulted with pitching coach Jung Hyun-wook to make changes. He said he felt good because he seemed to have pitched satisfactorily in his first game.”
He continued, “I am changing the pitching balance and the timing of my efforts, but in a way, it is a big change for me. Practice is different from practice, but I am satisfied with the fact that I have achieved some results in my first real match today.” 스포츠토토
When asked about the reason for the change, he said, “After going to the United States, I thought I needed a change, and while watching a pitching video with the coach, I found and supplemented the part where I couldn’t use my strength properly.” “I found enough to throw a stronger ball. It is the same,” he expressed satisfaction.
On this day, Won Tae-in’s highest speed was 146 km. Chunichi hitters have seen their bats pushed by Won Tae-in’s fastball several times.
In response, “I went to the mound as a test, but I threw with strength and threw a breaking ball as a test. There was a scene where the opponent batter’s bat was pushed because he quickly raised his pace. He’s definitely better than last year. He said, “There are more factors that will improve in the future, and I look forward to it myself.”
After temporarily returning to Korea on the 12th, Won Tae-in will head to Arizona, USA, the camp site of the WBC team on the 14th.
He said, “I have been to the national team call, but it is the first time to join the camp. In a way, I think there is a lot to learn from the gathering of the best players. I hope that we can achieve good results by working hard as much as we gathered together with one heart and one mind.”