Consecutive bad news, Choi Seung-yong, an alternative starter that helps Doosan endure

Doosan, which has an emergency in the starting lineup, is holding up well. It is because of Choi Seung-yong (22), who has grown into a reliable starting pitcher.

On the 15th, Doosan canceled foreign pitcher Dylan Pile from the first team entry. Dylan has already been sidelined with a bruise he sustained in spring training last April. He debuted in the first team only in May, but was sluggish with an average ERA of 8.00 in two games and then withdrew again. Kwak Bin, who recorded an average ERA of 0.88 with 3 wins and 1 loss in April, is also taking a break due to a back sprain.

It is not easy to maintain the starting lineup as the 1st and 3rd starters are missing. Worry less though. Foreign ace Raul Alcantara is in the center with 4 wins and 2 losses with an ERA of 1.50. In addition, even if Seung-woon does not follow, Choi Won-joon supports the starting lineup with a stable pitch. Kim Dong-ju threw a challenge to the Rookie of the Year competition with an average ERA of 1.44 with 2 wins and 1 loss.

Here,메이저사이트 Choi Seung-yong joins and fills the vacancy. Initially, he played as the 4th starter in April. In his first game, he was sluggish (8 runs in 1 and 2/3 innings against the NC Dinos on April 2), but in the following 4 games, he scored 5 or more innings and 3 earned runs or less. Dylan returned and moved to the bullpen, but proved his skills enough to take the starting spot.

When Kwak Bin broke away, it was Choi Seung-yong who was given his first chance. He capitalized on that opportunity in his last 13 starts. He recorded his second win of the season with 6 innings and 1 run. If Dylan’s return is delayed, Choi Seung-yong is highly likely to keep his starting position.

The 2023 KBO professional baseball match between Doosan Bears and LG Twins was held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 7th. Choi Seung-yong, who made a relief mound in the second inning, is fighting back. Jamsil = Reporter Minkyu Kim mgkim1@edaily.co.kr

In an interview with this magazine, Choi Seung-yong recalled, “All I wanted to do was start, so it was a pity that I went to the bullpen. Still, I thought I should follow the direction the team wanted.” He said, “I accepted that I was valuable as a starter or bullpen. Coach Lee Seung-yeop came to me and told me that. I believed that if I fulfilled the given task, another opportunity would come and I prepared well.”

One of Seungyong Choi’s strengths is his efficiency. In the 13th game, he blocked 6 innings with just 80 pitches. He has averaged only 3.65 pitches per plate appearance this season (4th at least). Choi Seung-yong explained, “I’m not a fireballer. I thought I was more careful with my pitches to catch up with the hitters. It was important to preoccupy the ball count. I threw it hard for batters to aim for the type of pitch.”

He also had a lot of help from his partner Yang Will, who supported him reliably. Choi Seung-yong said, “Before, I threw the curveball after two strikes and got a hit. I told senior Ui, ‘After two strikes, I want to throw a slider/fork/fastball instead of a curveball.’ “To be honest, it was difficult for me to tell you first at first because he is such a great senior. However, he complimented me when I fought hard and comforted me when I was shaken. So this time, I expressed my opinion first,” he looked back.

The opportunity Choi Seung-yong received is ‘limited time’. When both Kwak Bin and Dylan return, he has to return to the bullpen. However, I intend to make the most of the opportunity. Choi Seung-yong said, “I will show the maximum ability (to the coaching staff and fans) that I can do. Only then will I be able to throw as a starter next time.” I promise to lower it.”