Not a starter, not a bullpen… What did the rookie throw 81 pitches for?

Are the 81 pitches of Kim Seo-hyeon (19) really the number of pitches that the Hanwha Eagles planned?

Kim Seo-hyun made a relief mound in the 4th inning in the 2023 KBO League regular season Doosan Bears home game held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 11th, recording 2 and 2/3 innings, 3 hits, 6 walks, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 4 runs. A 0-7 situation where the game has already lost its way to the mound. Even when the pressure was light, the results were not good.메이저사이트

It shook from the start of the 4th inning. He allowed lead hitter Kim Jae-ho to throw four balls and hit Jose Rojas one after another, accumulating runners. After striking out Seok-hwan Yang, he walked Kim Jae-hwan and brought the bases loaded crisis to himself. Shortstop gave up 1 run on a ground ball. It was not an easy inning.

If it had been this far, the evaluation would have ended with Kim Seo-hyun’s personal sluggishness. However, Kim Seo-hyun went to the mound in the 5th inning. He didn’t change anything about pitching. After one out, he gave up a walk to Heo Kyung-min and was shaken, so he gave up two more runs with Jeong Su-bin’s 1 RBI triple and Kim Jae-ho’s second baseman ground ball. After that, he gave up three consecutive walks and gave up the fourth run after being hit by Ahn Jae-seok in a timely manner.

He gave up 4 runs, and the pitcher in the 6th was also Kim Seo-hyun. He started by giving a four ball against Jang Seung-hyun, the first batter, and after one shot, he was shaken by a wild throw and a walk. Lee Choong-ho, who took the mound, blocked the responsible runner, but the content was still at stake.

Seohyun Kim is definitely a professional player. “It is the players themselves who are responsible for the poor content of the game,” he said. Still, what remains uneasy is his climbing situation. Initially, Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho tried to start Kim Seo-hyun in the KT Wiz game on the 11th. For Kim Seo-hyun, it was a debut game for the first team selection, but when the game was canceled due to rain, the selection plan was put on hold and a relief mound was announced.

It is not an easy task for a rookie who prepared for his starting debut to switch positions in one day. If he came up as a relief and finished with 1 run in 1 inning, it would end with Kim Seo-hyun’s personal sluggishness. However, if he threw 81 pitches as a save, the story would be different. Contrary to the explanation, the pitcher who canceled the starting pitcher actually digested the number of pitches of the starting pitcher.

As Hanwha’s bench needed a long relief, he may have decided to experiment with Kim Seo-hyun in an unburdened situation. And as a result, Seohyun Kim threw 8 sand balls in front of the home fans. It can’t be called ‘overkill’, but it’s hard to say that it’s a road for Kim Seo-hyun. It is no wonder that the home fans who visited the site were disappointed and bored.

Last year, Hanwha took another top-notch rookie, Dong-ju Moon, under unprecedented thorough management, and this season, Dong-ju Moon is repaying it by growing into the rookie of the year. Moon Dong-ju gained experience as a pitcher by giving first-team experience step by step, not just the number of games and innings. Moon Dong-joo also had a rough rookie season, where he recorded 5 walks in 5 innings as a starter, but he did not stay on the mound enough to accumulate 8 walks.

As Kim Seo-hyun’s first appearance was sluggish, Hanwha is quickly returning to the ‘original’ Hanwha. As of the 11th, with 38 wins, 5 draws and 52 losses, it lost 8th place to the Samsung Lions and fell back to 9th place. It is two games behind Kiwoom Heroes, who are familiar with 10th place. It is difficult to find the momentum of an eight-game winning streak. As of now, it is difficult to find a plan for the future or a strategy for the present in the Hanwha game.

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