The Hanwha Eagles’ bullpen gained strength.
Relief pitcher Park Sang-won (29) is back. On the 26th, he took the mound for the first time against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan. He pitched one scoreless inning cleanly and blocked it.
In the bottom of the sixth inning with a 4-1 lead, the mound call was dropped. The lead hitter, Jeon Jun-woo, number 2, was caught with a fly ball in right field, and Ko Seung-min, Ko Seung-min, and Han Dong-hee, 4, were caught with a fly ball in left field. With 8 balls, he put the opponent’s center line to rest with a tripartite strike.
Park Sang-won was a strong candidate for closer this season. He prepared for the season steadily from the Arizona spring camp in the United States. However, after finishing the Arizona camp, he could not go to the Okinawa camp in Japan. A bruise appeared on his right elbow during his Arizona camp. Concerned about his injury, he underwent an overhaul. Fortunately, he was diagnosed with nothing wrong.
His rise was delayed in the process. After live pitching in the first group on the 20th, the pace was raised in the second group.
Park Sang-won said, “Throwing my ball is important, and I am satisfied with the result. I will prepare for the opening until the opening through the remaining demonstration games.” He continued, “A lot of people are throwing question marks at me, but I need to change them to exclamation marks.”
Hanwha’s bullpen has become higher. Jang Si-hwan, Lee Tae-yang, Han Seung-hyuk, and Yoon San-heum are recording no runs in 5 or 6 games. Left-hander Kim Ki-joong also scored no runs in two consecutive games.
On this day, Hanwha starting pitcher Birch Smith threw well with one run in 4⅓ innings. Following Smith, Kim Ki-jung, Park Sang-won,메이저사이트 Kim Seo-hyeon, Yoon San-heum, and Jang Si-hwan stepped up and blocked the scoreless run. It was a good pitch that became a stepping stone to a 4-1 come-from-behind victory.
Coach Carlos Subero said, “All the pitchers, including Smith, threw well. The bullpen is getting stronger. It’s encouraging that we ended the game on our own against Lotte, who struggled. It was a game where the cohesion of the other line stood out.”