KIA Tigers left-hander rookie Yoon Young-cheol 메이저놀이터(19) succeeded in rebounding in his second appearance.
Yoon Young-chul started the first game of the season against Samsung held at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 21st, laying the foundation for a 5-4 come-from-behind victory with 5 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts and 2 runs in 4⅓ innings. It was a flaw that the number of pitches was 91 pitches (51 strikes), but he overcame the crisis with a skill that was not like a rookie and minimized the number of runs. He mixed a fastball with a maximum speed of 139km, a slider, and a changeup.
Yoon Young-chul faced a big crisis in the first inning, just like his first appearance. However, unlike his debut match in which he conceded 5 runs, he did not concede a run in the first inning on this day.
He was hit by leader Ja-wook Koo, but blocked a stolen base attempt. A walk to Kim Ji-chan, a hit to Pirella, 1 out and 1st and 2nd base. Kang Min-ho was treated as a fly ball, but Lee Won-seok walked and was driven to full base. However, he handled Oh Jae-il as a fly ball and finished the first inning with 29 pitches.
After overcoming the big crisis, it went relatively smoothly from the second episode onwards. He also recorded 8 batters in a row, including a triple-trip in the 3rd and 4th innings.
On this day, Yoon Young-chul met Lee Jae-hyeon, a one-year senior at Samsung, for the first time on the professional stage.
A senior from Seoul High School who couldn’t overcome during Chungam High School. Yoon Young-cheol said in an interview before joining the pro, “Last weekend, I had 3 hits in the league. I want to face senior Lee Jae-hyun in the pro again.” Willingness to take revenge.
The opportunity has finally arrived.
Yoon Yeong-chul first encountered senior Lee Jae-hyeon in the 3rd inning when the score was 0-0.
Yoon Young-cheol, who preempted two strikes with aggressive pitching, induced a floating ball in center field with a 140 km fastball in 2B2S. He met again with a 1-0 lead in the top of the 4th inning. Again, Yoon Young-chul, who caught the two-strike first, caught it with a floating ball in left field with a 125 km change-up in 2B2S. No hits in 2 at-bats. It was a feat created by a bold and quick match.
A key prospect who will play an active role as the center of the KIA mound and Samsung’s lineup. It seems that there will be a lot of things to do against each other for a long time to come. As records accumulate, it can lead to a battle of pride.