Kiwoom Heroes Jang Jae-young (21) was again beaten early, suffering from hunting difficulties.
Jang Jae-young scrambled as a starting pitcher in the home game against the Samseom Lions in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 18th.
He suffered from severe control problems from the first inning. Jang Jae-young allowed Koo Ja-wook and Kim Ji-chan to walk one after another. Afterwards, he caught Jose Pirella with a shortstop grounder, but the runners advanced and handled Kang Min-ho’s grounder himself, but in the meantime, third base runner Ja-wook Koo stepped home. Afterwards, Jang Jae-young committed a wild fight and gave up an extra point. 안전놀이터
In the second episode, they passed the hurdle safely. Jang Jae-young caught lead hitter Song Joon-seok with a floating ball to left fielder, and then Kim Ho-jae hit a right-handed double. The situation did not improve. After Jang Jae-young committed a balk, he dedicated a walk to Koo Ja-wook. However, Jang Jae-young struck out Kim Ji-chan and Pirella one after another and blocked them without conceding.
However, Jang Jae-young conceded again in the third inning and was unable to take responsibility for the inning to the end. After allowing a left-handed hit by Kang Min-ho and a walk by Lee Jae-hyeon, Lee Seong-gyu got 1 RBI and a right-handed double. Afterwards, Song Joon-seok was induced with a ground ball, and second baseman Kim Hye-seong, who caught the ball, threw it home, but third base runner Lee Jae-hyun was quick.
Kiwoom chose change. Jang Jae-young, who recorded 84 pitches, was lowered and Yang Hyun was put on the mound. However, Jang Jae-young’s runs increased as Yang Hyun gave Kim Ho-jae a right-handed hit and Koo Ja-wook’s sacrifice fly RBI. On this day, Jang Jae-young recorded 4 hits, 5 walks, 3 strikeouts and 6 runs in 2⅓ innings.
In his first appearance of the season, Jang Jae-young walked 5 times in 4 innings and became the losing pitcher as the team lost 0-5. 5 walks in 2 consecutive games. In this appearance, he was unable to show improved pitching and was again in danger of losing.