“Oh, is that so? It will be a great experience for our players.”
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said the above when Kiwoom announced that key starting pitchers such as ace Ahn Woo-jin, Eric Yokishi, and Ariel Hurado would be mobilized ahead of the Gocheok practice game against Kiwoom on the 10th. While Kiwoom put the main players in the starting lineup, excluding Lee Jung-hoo and Lee Ji-young, who were selected for the national team, Doosan put veterans such as Kim Jae-hwan, Heo Gyeong-min, and Kim Jae-ho, Yang Seok-hwan, and Su-bin Su in the second half of the game.토토사이트
In fact, An Woo-jin warmed up lightly against the Doosan 1.5 group for 2 innings. He deleted 6 outcounts with only 23 balls. He threw 11 fastballs, six sliders, four curveballs and two changeups. His fastball reached a maximum of 156 km. There were only 7 balls.
He was the best pitcher in the active KBO league. Doosan batters could not even touch An Woo-jin’s pitch. Of course, it could have changed if the batting order turned around, but An Woo-jin’s pitch was definitely powerful. The important thing is that the condition of the pitchers at this time is not normal.
When the regular season begins in early April after the demonstration game, the velocity can rise further. He focuses on command, not restraint, but has become a pitcher who catches both. Coach Hong Won-ki did not announce the starting pitcher for the opening game on April 1, neither during training on the 8th nor ahead of the match against Doosan that day.
However, as he said, “If you see it today, you will know”, Ahn Woo-jin’s start against Gocheok Hanwha on April 1st is quite likely. Considering the season preparation process and condition, there is no reason for Ahn Woo-jin not to attend the opening match. He also said in an interview on the 8th that “preparation for the season is going well.”
In this way, Doosan’s main backups and young players had a precious opportunity to experience the ball of the best pitcher in the KBO League in advance and look back at their own batting. Coach Lee Seung-yeop also said, “Isn’t he the best pitcher right now?” In that respect, it is understandable for Doosan’s young hitters to say ‘great experience’.