The ‘Bears Rookie of the Year’, which was taken away from the finish, flies back…”I wanted to win, so the ceremony was bigger”

Jeong Cheol-won, a former rookie of the year pitcher of the Doosan Bears who missed the closing position, flew back. It was a day when he properly announced his return with a cheerful jumping ceremony that seemed to be using psychokinesis.노래방알바

Jung Cheol-won pitched as a relief pitcher in the top of the 11th inning against the KIA Tigers in Jamsil on June 7 and contributed to his team’s 6-5 victory with 23 pitches, one hit, two strikeouts, and one walk in one inning.

Doosan struggled hard throughout the game on the day. When Doosan was losing 3-5, it narrowed the gap by one point again with Huh Kyung-min’s timely RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning. Then, with Ramos’ right-handed hit, his opponent’s wild pitch came out at the opportunity to hit the first and third bases with two outs, resulting in a dramatic 5-to-5 tie.

In the top of the ninth inning with one out and runners on the first and second bases, Kia missed the opportunity to score the finishing run through Byun Woo-hyuk’s double play to the third base. Doosan also lost its game to extra time as Yang Eui-ji’s unfortunate foul home run was recorded in the bottom of the ninth inning.

With Kia missing a goalless second base opportunity with one out in the top of the 10th inning, Doosan had a chance to end the game with Yang Seok-hwan’s double after one out in the bottom of the 10th inning. Follow-up batter Kim Jae-ho hit a left-handed hit, leading to a chance to hit the first and third bases with one out. While Cho Soo-haeng automatically got four pitches, Lee Yoo-chan hit a ground ball to the third base, leaving the third base runner out. Subsequent batter Jung Soo-bin stepped down due to a foul fly ball to the third base, leading to a game in the 11th inning.

Taking the mound in the top of the 11th inning, Jung easily increased the out count by striking out Na Sung-bum with three pitches and inducing Choi to hit a grounder to the first base with two pitches. However, Jung allowed a walk after a full-count match with Kim Sun-bin after getting a hit to the right by Socrates. After an eight-pitch match with follow-up hitter Byun Woo-hyuk, Jung induced a swing and strikeout with a fastball of 149 km/h, ending the inning without losing a point.

Doosan had a chance to finish the bases loaded with no outs in the bottom of the 11th inning with consecutive hits by Jeon Min-jae, Ramos, and Yang Eui-ji. Here, Kim Jae-hwan made the winning run with a walk-off throw.

“The team had a tough game this week as it played its third overtime game, but all the players were able to jointly win all three games. Personally, I really wanted to win. That’s why I think the ceremony was even bigger. I need to find my ball that I used to like. I will show good performance from now on,” said Jeong after the game.

Jeong Cheol-won then said, “After going down to the 2nd team, recovery of ball power came first. Coach Kim Sang-jin, Coach Kwon Myung-chul, and Coach Pukhwam Yum provided great help. I want to say thank you so much. He said never to come back down. To keep that promise with the coaches, I will do my best to help the team win every moment. Many Doosan fans stood by and cheered for us until the end, so we were able to continue our winning streak. I always thank you.”

Regarding Jung’s return to the mound before the game (with two hits, one walk, and one run allowed against the Changwon NC Dinos on June 6), Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “It was Jung’s first appearance since his return, and I felt that the ball gained some strength. Still, I need to see him play more games.” As Lee said, Jung displayed strong performance in his second appearance after his return, along with jumping ceremony. I wonder if Jung will be able to continue to show a rebound in performance as he was a rookie of the year.

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