It was said that it would be up to 70 to 80 districts.”
Right-hander Lee Tae-yang (33) of the Hanwha Eagles is assigned the 4th starting job and will be on the mound for the first time. Taeyang Lee will start the game against the NC Dinos of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Changwon NC Park on the 16th and will do his duty without exceeding 80 pitches.
Lee Taeyang stood on the mound as a bullpen pitcher until the match against the Daejeon Doosan Bears on the 11th. Ricardo Sanchez, Felix Pena, and 4th and 5th starters, excluding Dong-ju Moon, have been a constant source of anxiety. In the end, coach Choi decided to send Han Seung-hyuk and Jang Min-jae, who had been 4th and 5th starters, to the 2nd team in turn, and entrust Lee Tae-yang and Kim Seo-hyun with the starting duties. Kim Seo-hyun is scheduled to start on the 17th against Changwon NC.
Lee Tae-yang has experience on the mound as an alternate starter twice this year. On April 23, against LG Twins in Daejeon, 2 hits, 3 strikeouts, and no runs were recorded in 2 innings, and against LG in Jamsil on May 20, 3⅔ innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, and no runs were recorded. He took the mound as a first pitcher in both games and didn’t pitch a long inning, but he pitched well.
Prior to the game, Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho said, “Lee Tae-yang threw the most pitches with 58 pitches. Both the training part and the player themselves said that after throwing today (16th), rest days are granted, so it is possible to pitch 70 to 80 pitches. Even if you throw well, you must stop within 80 pitches. He expressed his wish, saying, “I hope he throws at least 5 times.”안전놀이터
Now that he has been given enough rest as a fixed starter, he expected that he would throw his ball to his heart’s content and come down. Coach Choi said, “Before, a break of 4 to 5 days was not set, and I had to calculate a break of 2 to 3 days at the longest, so I couldn’t throw it for a long time. If I throw today, I will take 5 days off, so it will be possible to pitch 70 to 80 pitches.” Expected to spread the pitch to lead.
Lee Taeyang is an experienced pitcher as a starting pitcher. He started 102 career games, going 24-37 with a 5.26 earned run average in 502⅔ innings pitched.
Lee Taeyang, who has become a veteran, has raised expectations by signing a 4-year, 2.5 billion won contract with his parent, Hanwha, ahead of this season. In 40 games this season, he recorded 1 win, 2 holds, 55⅔ innings, and an earned run average of 2.43, holding the center of the pitching staff. Will Lee Tae-yang be able to succeed in his free agent contract success story by completing the selection task that hastily inherited the baton?