“I thought I could do better, but it was a pity.” Why Coach Yang Sang-moon came to Hanwha

Yang Sang-moon, a pitching coach of the Hanwha Eagles in professional baseball, expressed his ambition to raise pitchers through soft contact with players.고수익알바

Hanwha suffered a 3-5 upset loss against the Kiwoom Heroes in the “2024 Shinhan Bank SOL Bank KBO League” at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 9th. Starting pitcher Ryan Weiss pitched hard with five hits, two walks, six strikeouts and two runs (one earned run) in seven innings, but the bullpen, which leads to Hwang Joon-seo (two runs and one earned run in ⅓ innings) and Han Seung-hyuk (one earned run in ⅔ innings), failed to keep the victory due to ball control difficulties and fielders’ errors.

Hanwha announced on the 5th, “We changed the coaching staff position as a measure to renew the atmosphere to improve the performance in the second half of the year. We have newly hired former NC Dinos coach Yang Seung-kwan as our head coach and former women’s baseball national team coach Yang Sang-moon as our pitching coach.” Manager Kim Kyung-moon reorganized the coaching staff by bringing in Yang Sang-moon, who has long exchanged opinions with coach Yang Seung-kwan, who has worked with him for a long time.

Coach Kim Kyung-moon said in an interview on the 9th, “I have been away from coach Yang Sang-moon, but we continued to talk about baseball. Hanwha will be as strong as any other team in the future as its pitchers. I had a lot of conversations with Yang about that. At the end of the first half, I was confident that I would not lose out to any other team in the future. I have high expectations for the second half. Since Yang has come, I hope he will coach young pitchers well to create the best pitching staff.”

Yang Sang-moon is a veteran coach who served as manager of Lotte and LG and even took charge of the team’s general manager. With Yang Sang-moon joining Hanwha under Kim Kyung-moon, a coaching staff with tremendous experience has been formed. “Young coaches study a lot and know a lot. There are many good things. However, we are not people who don’t study. We will do our best to keep up with young coaches,” said Kim.

Coach Yang Sang-moon, who said, “It’s the most enjoyable thing for any baseball player to wear a uniform,” said, “I’m also happy to be on the ground after a long time. It’s been a long time since I’ve bumped into the players directly, but I haven’t felt much awkward because I’ve met the players, interviewed them, and talked to them during broadcast commentary.”

Yang said, “I told the players that I wanted to help them play baseball better than other teams and that I came here to play a role in helping the Hanwha Eagles win more games. What the coach wants is to show more aggressive performance on the mound than now. I conveyed that to the players.”

“Actually, Hanwha’s performance might have been better from the outside, but I felt disappointed,” Yang said. “Though they are not fully experienced players yet, I personally felt that there are many players with potential. In particular, I thought that pitchers can do a little better. However, not many pitchers are good all of a sudden, unlike batters. Such players often appear as batters, but pitchers become better staff-by-staff. Of course, it would be great if our players get better in an instant, but that rarely happens. If we continue to talk with the players, maximize our strengths, correct our shortcomings and prepare for them, I think we will unleash potential that we have but have not shown so far,” Yang said, vowing to focus on fostering pitchers.

“In the end, experience is important in the field of expertise,” Yang Sang-moon said. “Baseball or pitching is also a field of expertise. I try to combine my know-how well so that young players can do well. These days, players have to engage in a lot of physical contact. I will approach first if possible,” Yang said.

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