“I struck out the first two batters I faced….”

“I struck out the first two batters I faced….”

Hwang Jun-seo (19-Hanwha Eagles) pitched ⅓ inning of scoreless relief with one strikeout in the special matchup of the Seoul Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on April 18.

Trailing 2-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Kim struck out Deoscar Hernandez and James Outman in consecutive at-bats.

After Kim got two outs, Jun-seo Hwang came to the mound. Jun-seo Hwang faced Miguel Vargas.

After getting a strike with his first-pitch sinker, Hwang fired two changeups for balls and fouls. He threw a 146-kilometer fastball at 1B 2S, and Vargas’s bat sliced through the air.

It was a brief moment, lasting just four pitches, but it was enough to showcase the skills of the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 First-Year Player Draft.

National team manager Ryu Jung-il said, “It’s great that Kim Taek-yeon and Hwang Jun-seo threw their pitches against major leaguers in front of a large crowd. 바카라사이트 I’m curious to see what kind of pitchers they will grow into.”

Hwang Jun-seo joined the Daejeon Hwa Sinsaeng Eagles Park on the 19th.

“I was able to get to know the seniors on the national team this time,” Hwang said, “and I think I had a lot of fun. I told (Kim) Taekyeon to have fun with me, and we both thought that even if we don’t play, it’s good to watch, so let’s have fun. It was a time to talk a lot and get to know each other more than compete.”

Hwang Jun-seo added, “It was strange to see a Dodgers player. When I got on the mound, I wasn’t nervous. I was half excited and half nervous,” he said.

Kim’s performance earlier in the game must have put some pressure on him. “In the sixth inning, they told me that (Kim) would come in. She had struck out two earlier, so I wasn’t without pressure,” he said, adding, “Luckily, the count was in my favor, and I threw hard at the end and it worked.”

He had also warmed up against San Diego a day earlier, but he said, “I didn’t throw a lot of pitches in San Diego, just light catching. I wasn’t throwing hard out of the bullpen, so it didn’t really matter.”

A brief national team experience. He also expressed his desire to play in the Premier12 in November. “It was nice to wear (the national team jersey) once,” Hwang said with a smile.

Despite his success with the national team, Hwang will start the regular season in the Futures League.

During spring training, Hwang competed with Kim Min-woo for the fifth spot, but the 14-game winner improved his game and earned a spot in the starting lineup. Hanwha manager Choi Won-ho said of Hwang Jun-seo’s inclusion, “We’ll have to discuss with the club. We’ll have to think about whether we want to use him in the bullpen, start him in the Futures League and then switch to the bullpen, or if there’s a gap in the starting rotation. Hwang Jun-seo has potential and Kim Min-woo has a history of pitching well. It’s not that Min-woo hasn’t pitched well for two or three years, but he hasn’t pitched well for a year, so that’s why we’re going to use Min-woo first.”

Hwang Jun-seo also understood and accepted the team’s decision despite his disappointment. 사설 토토사이트 “I thought that (Kim) Min-woo would not be the starter because he was in good shape and had only pitched one game in the exhibition games. But the weather is getting better, so I think I can throw a faster ball,” he said.

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