“This is the first time in 6 years.”
I would have been sad if he had retired. He has yet to lift the lid, but he throws in the possibility of regaining control artist acclaim. Doosan Jang Won-joon (38) raised expectations for a comeback in the bullpen. The burden that the pain would recur was relieved, and the soft and flexible foam was used to spread the ball wherever desired. His highest speed was measured up to 138km, and he was close to his figure when turning and straightening was good.
On the 2nd, Jang Won-jun pitched his first bullpen after starting camp at the Blacktown Baseball Center (Blacktown Stadium) in Australia. The bullpen catcher and Yang Eui-ji alternated catches, and both were impressive enough to nod their heads. The number of pitches was 30, and since it was the first pitch, it was focused on fastballs.
The bullpen at Blacktown Stadium has a virtual strike zone with white lines. The coaches set the strike zone 2 lower than the existing strike zone with the intention of learning the sense of ‘a ball flying into a low course’. Jang Won-jun freely crossed the upper and lower border lines as well as the left and right. When the catcher puts his mitt on, most of the balls go in without error. The heavy pitch that kicked in the mitt was also noticeable.
Jang Won-joon said, “It is the first time since 2017 that I pitched in the bullpen two days after the start of the camp.” He also pitched in the bullpen in spring camp in 2018, but at that time he could not pitch because of hip pain. In 2017, he started camp in Miyazaki, Japan, and moved to Okinawa to join the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team. In Okinawa, he worked with Eui-ji Yang for the first time as a battery, and was highly praised by coach Dong-yeol Seon, who was the pitching coach of the national team at the time, as ‘balance is the best among the pitchers of the national team’. 메이저사이트
The pitching on this day was enough to remind me of what it looked like at the time. Jang Won-jun also said, “It has been six years since I pitched without any burden of pain. He didn’t feel bad about throwing either. I have a vague memory of pitching in the bullpen at the beginning of camp with such a good feeling,” he laughed. He also revealed the task, saying, “I am constantly doing reinforcement training, and I need to improve my throwing sensation.”
If he recovers when he is good, he may be able to secure a spot in the starting lineup. He is a 129-win pitcher who has already been verified for his pitching, rapid control, and game management ability. He served as a starting pillar with a 14-9 record and ERA of 3.14 in 2017, and since 2018 he suffered from injuries and surgeries, and only pitched 97 innings for 4 years until 2021. He didn’t add his win from 2019 to last year, and his career multiplier stands at 129.
However, last year, he threw 23 innings in 27 games and shot a flare for a comeback with 6 holds (1 loss) and an average ERA of 3.71. He was on the verge of retirement due to his considerable age, but manager Lee Seung-yeop shouted “one more year”, saying “a pitcher who must be considerate so that he can decide when to retire” and seize the opportunity to stand tall on the mound once again.
If you are a pitcher, you must be greedy for selection. Jang Won-joon said, “I can give out a business card only when I am restrained,” but he did not say that he was not greedy. Jang Won-joon is preparing to return to Doosan fans.