It took 1844 days to win 129 and add one. However, the next appearance was hopeless. Another opportunity came to Jang Won-joon (38, Doosan Bears), who went through a period of waiting at the Futures (2nd team).스포츠토토
Jang Won-joon will start as a starter in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against the Hanwha Eagles, which will be held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul from 2 pm on the 6th.
After Dylan Pyle, the local ace duo Kwak Bin and Choi Won-jun left side by side, and another opportunity came. It is a situation where a good fight is absolutely necessary for both Jang Won-jun and his team.
The game on the 23rd of last month, when he made his first appearance of the season and won, left a deep impression. He threw 70 pitches in 5 innings, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits while striking out 4. He seemed nothing special just by looking at the numbers, but the reality was different.
Jang Won-joon, who blocked the first inning with a tripartite offense, was somewhat shaken in the second inning and allowed 4 runs, but afterwards, he pitched cleanly. His fastball top speed was 140 km/h. As catcher Yang Eui-ji said, it was a game after 140 km, and the two-seam fastball equipped by the 2nd team showed its power. He stood out for his sharp slider and changeup, and most of all, his ability to throw the ball where he wanted it.
Jang Won-joon taking a commemorative photo with coach Lee Seung-yeop (right) after winning 130 wins. /Photo = Doosan Bears
Director Lee Seung-yeop also expressed satisfaction. He said, “Even in dugout, I had a great desire to see Jang Won-joon throw well, and even from the side, it is true that juniors exerted their strength for Jang Won-joon.” Just having a veteran player in the dugout gives strength to junior players.”
However, the opportunity was not guaranteed. Coach Lee indicated that he would be on standby as a temporary starter, but Jang Won-joon was notified of going to the 2nd Army again due to a series of good pitches from the starting team.
He waited patiently for the right time. Dylan is still far from returning, and even Choi Won-joon and Kwak Bin, who threw well, left. Even Kim Dong-joo and Choi Seung-yong collapsed in the last three innings and suffered defeat. Jang Won-joon’s time has come again, and he is in a position to use this opportunity somehow.
The key is whether he can pitch the same pitch as he did in the first appearance. Jang Won-joon is ranked 10th in this category with a total of 130 wins. If you narrow the range by starting wins, it is 128 wins, only 3 wins away from Bae Young-soo (131 wins). More importantly, this result may determine whether more opportunities will be obtained in the future.