“I asked for something nicer next time.”
The Lotte Giants won the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League regular season against the LG Twins held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 11th, 6-5 in the first ‘Ellot Lasico’ of the year.
It was ‘long-haired closer’ Kim Won-joong who personally finished the season’s first consecutive win achieved in resignation. He took the mound after two outs in the eighth inning, finished 1.1 innings with four strikeouts, and recorded his first save in resignation.
Kim Won-joong, who met with his resignation letter before the game on the 12th, said, “When I stand on the mound, I think I throw until the end of the game, so I didn’t think anything special because I went up from the 8th inning. He looked back at the game, saying, “I just threw it without thinking about anything else.”
He continued, “메이저사이트The pitchers in front threw well and it was an important game that must be won. Looking at the situation, he thought he could climb a little faster, so he was preparing early,” he added.
Kim Won-joong took the mound in the 9th inning with a 5-0 lead in the home game against KT Wiz on the 9th. The game ended in a 5-3 victory, but he conceded three runs. In the situation of 1 company 1st and 2nd base, it was regrettable that Hwang Jae-kyun’s batted ball was missed by rookie Kim Min-seok due to a diving catch failure, resulting in a 2-RBI triple. It was a mistake that was covered by the multi-hit performance.
Regarding this, Kim Won-joong said, “Isn’t it a thing of the past? I haven’t thought about it until now. (Kim) Min-seok also tried to do better. It’s okay because I slid to catch it somehow,” he said. “After the game, they talked about this and that. He gave me comfort, not consolation, to ask me not to think about it and hold it better next time.”
At the same time, he said, “I wonder how much I would have slid there if I wanted to catch that friend. I just laughed and passed by. Minseok said the situation was like this and that, so he told me not to think about it.”
Kim Won-joong, who failed to throw his ball properly at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). The process or results were not good enough that he had to worry about the aftereffects. But he didn’t care too much.
Kim Won-joong said, “That too is in the past. He tries not to think as much as possible. I think it was an honorable position,” he said. “Now is the time to focus on Lotte. I want to help us win,” showing a manly appearance.
This year, Kangnam Yoo, a catcher with good framing, joined the team. A situation that can be of great help to Kim Won-joong, who enjoys breaking balls other than fastballs.
Kim Won-joong said, “(Yoo Kang-nam’s) framing is an ability that has already been proven in the league. He also came to the team for a lot of money, so there is no doubt about it. As he throws the ball, you can tell he’s definitely a good catcher. Also, he always tries to help the pitchers, so synergistic effects are coming out.” I will try to prepare well.”