Choi Seung-yong, Doosan’s left hand ‘Key’ who gains experience, saying, “I focused on one more pitch and one more pitch.”
Choi Seung-yong (22, Doosan Bears) pitched in relief in the 4-1 situation in the 12th overtime against the Daejeon Hanwha Eagles on the 2nd, recording one scoreless inning and recording a save. It was the third team ever to record 1200 saves, and Choi Seung-yong’s first career save.
Recently, Choi Seung-yong has 꽁머니사이트 become one of the bullpen options that the Doosan bench can trust. He went back and forth between the starter and the bullpen until June 22, but from June 28 he started only as a relief pitcher and scored no runs in 10 out of 11 games. His earned run average during this period is just 2.25.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop is pleased with left-handed pitcher Choi Seung-yong’s good pitching. This was because Doosan’s main bullpen pitchers, including finisher Hong Kun-hee, Jeong Cheol-won, Kim Myung-shin, Park Chi-guk, Lee Young-ha, and Kim Kang-ryul, were all right-handed.
Choi Seung-yong was the 4th starter at the start of the season. However, his personal performance was somewhat sluggish, and he moved to the bullpen in the process of returning foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle. This is because he was pushed out of the competition with Kim Dong-ju (13 games, 2 wins, 4 losses, average ERA of 3.51), who started together as a starter. Since then, he has been contributing to the team’s victory with his bullpen and substitute starter roles.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop also seems to be satisfied with the recent good pitching. He said, “It’s so good if you do it like now,” and “throwing it short in the middle definitely looks good for concentration and pitch. As coach Lee said, until June 22nd, when Choi Seung-yong started and bullpened, the average fastball speed was 141.3km/h (based on Sports 2i), but the average speed after June 28th was 143.3km/h. Exactly 2km/h climbed.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “Choi Seung-yong has a good pitch and has a slow curve, so he can control the strength of his pitching. He looked back and said, “I played confidently and finished the game in three batters.”
Choi Seung-yong said, “My fastball balance has recently gotten better. I gain confidence because I get better velocity while pitching in relief,” he said. I will throw it. When I go out as a starting pitcher later, I wonder if I can reduce unnecessary hits and missed pitches.”
He had an opportunity to confirm his realization right out of the bullpen. Coach Lee Seung-yeop will appoint Choi Seung-yong as a starter against the Samsung Lions on the 8th. He is a substitute for Choi Won-jun, who is resting due to back pain. It is an important match for Choi Seung-yong, who will aim to enter the starting rotation again next year, and for Doosan, which is in a fierce battle for ranking.