KIA Tigers left-hander rookie Yoon Young-chul had a spicy report. In the 2023 KBO draft, the best left-handed rookie who entered the pro with the second overall pick after Hanwha right-hander Kim Seo-hyun. The professional wall was high.
On the 15th, Yoon Young-chul started the mound against the Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. his professional debut.
The results were disappointing. He gave up 5 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks, including a home run, in 3⅔ innings.
The 1st hurdle that the existing recruits are also having a hard time. It was an unfamiliarity that was not easy for Rookie. All five runs he gave up that day were given up in the first inning.
His first opponent before his debut was Lee Yong-gyu, who had gone through all the battles.
Top hitter Lee Yong-gyu harassed Yoon Young-chul by relentlessly cutting with 3 fouls in 2B2S. In the end, he picked the ball on the ninth pitch and went on base with a walk. It was the beginning of an ordeal.
Lee Hyung-jong hit a double at the right time and gave him the first point. The moment he gave Lee Jung-hoo a walk, a violent fight continued, and 1st and 3rd bases were unharmed. Kim Hye-seong allowed a double at the right time and allowed 2 runs. Park Joo-hong’s sacrifice fly from second and third base allowed the third run.
I had to pay my friend Kim Dong-heon, who I had a battery life with in Chungam Middle and High School, to catch a two-out by handling a fly ball, but I threw a 129km slider to Lim Byung-wook and hit a superior two-run home run, giving up 5 runs.
He sent Kim Hui-jip out on a walk, but Kim Tae-jin was caught with a fly to center fielder in the first pitch, ending the rough first inning. In the first inning alone, he had to throw 40 pitches in one minute.
There were trials, but there were no setbacks. He did not come down the mound in bad condition.
From the second inning, Yoon Young-cheol transformed into a completely different pitcher.
Yoon Young-cheol, who experienced the bitter taste of the pro stage in episode 1, changed from episode 2. He was not intimidated and boldly embarked on a revenge blood battle.
He struck out Lee Yong-gyu, who had walked by harassing him, and struck out three pitches. He gave up only one walk in the second inning and finished the second inning with just 15 walks. Lee Hyeong-jong and Kim Hye-seong, who hit a timely hit in the first inning, were turned into a beom-tat.
He finished on 14 pitches in the third inning as well, with only one ball hit to the body. The best part was seeing Lim Byeong-wook, who had given up a two-run home run, strike out with three fastballs. A scene that showed Yoon Young-cheol’s strong mentality.
Yoon Yeong-cheol allowed a hit to leader Kim Tae-jin in the 4th inning. First hit after the first inning. He handed over the mound to Choi Ji-min after beating Lee Yong-gyu and Lee Hyeong-jong.
81 total pitches. He threw 40 pitches, half in the first inning alone. He finished the remaining 2⅔ innings on 41 pitches. 스포츠토토
First appearance in his professional debut. The fact that he revived his aggressive pitching style from the second inning immediately after a grueling ordeal in the first inning was highly commendable. It was an impossible rebound without his basic balance or control along with the mental aspect.
It was embarrassing, but it was enough to find hope before the professional debut. It was the reason I was able to come down the mound with a bright smile. It was certainly different from most rookie pitchers who come down from his first appearance with a nervous expression. There was more anticipation than disappointment in the loud applause from KIA fans towards Yoon Young-cheol coming down the mound.
What will Yoon Young-chul’s next appearance look like? His first drink was not full, but his expectations grew.