Won Tae-in (Samsung), the ‘blue-blooded ace’, reported his first win of the season with 6⅔ innings and 1 run (7 hits (1 home run), 2 walks and 2 strikeouts) against Daegu Lotte on the 16th.
“It was helpful to slightly raise the angle of my arm compared to the last game.스포츠토토 I think about the angle of the ball, so that I can revive my strengths even if my speed drops a little.” This is the secret to the first victory of the season revealed by Won Tae-in. In the Daegu SSG match on the 11th, it came out up to 152km, but the highest speed recorded on the speed gun that day was 149km.
He, who focused on throwing fast balls like right-handed fireballers Ahn Woo-jin (Kiwoom) and Moon Dong-ju (Hanwha), who represent the league, said, “I can’t do it. I’m trying to do what I used to do to get my own style back.”
Also, “I lowered my arm until the last start and reached 152 km, my personal best speed. It means that I am in good condition enough to get the best speed on my second start of the season. It was discussed and corrected,” he added.
Of course, it is not that there is no romance for speed. Won Tae-in said, “If you lower your arm, (restraint) is faster, but grades are the priority, so it is important to find an advantageous point when playing against batters.”
Won Tae-in, who took the mound twice a week for the first time this season, said, “I went over to perfect in the first and second times, but the balance was not good. He also expressed satisfaction, saying, “It’s always hard to start twice a week. Especially since it’s a 2 o’clock game. So I focused more and fortunately, good results came out.”
Won Tae-in, who passed the mound to left-hander Lee Seung-hyun in the 7th inning with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd base, was asked if he had any regrets about missing the first Quality Start Plus of the season. He replied, “I was greedy, but head coach Lee Byung-gyu said that it was two times a week, and if the game was long, it could be too much, so I came down (from the mound). I should have finished cleanly, but it’s a pity that I didn’t.”
Reporting his first win in the third appearance of the season, he said, “The coach said, ‘If you win 2 every month, you will win 12 in a season, so I hope you don’t think too impatiently. You can’t do it.’ The coach also congratulated me on my first victory, but I only have to throw better from now on,” he believed in the power of positivity.