“It looks better than during the spring camp and exhibition game.”
Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop recently talked about pitcher Jang Won-joon (38) ahead of the kt Wiz match in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Suwon kt Wiz Park.
Jang Won-jun is a veteran left-handed pitcher who once represented the KBO League. He showed off his presence by winning double digits in 8 consecutive seasons from 2008 (Lotte Giants) to 2017 (Doosan). However, even the veterans who led an era could not escape the flow of time. From the 2018 season to last year, in five seasons, he was shaken with an ERA of 8.61 in 115 innings in 91 games. His number of appearances has decreased significantly, his earned run average has soared, and he has also changed his role as a reliever.
Jang Won-joon prepared this season with the determination to be at the edge of a cliff. He accompanied the first team from the spring camp held in Sydney, Australia to the exhibition game, and after the opening, he headed to the Futures League to prepare for selection. He started all 4 games in the Futures League this season and is recording 1 win, 1 loss, 20 innings, 18 strikeouts, and an earned run average of 3.60. He gradually raised his senses and built a physical condition that allowed him to throw 6 innings.
His opportunity came not long after. Substitute starter Lee Won-jae (20) has headed to the Futures League, and the command tower is trying to fill the void by using veteran Jang Won-joon. It is Jang Won-joon’s first starting appearance since the Incheon SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) on October 7, 2020 as an individual.
Jang Won-jun is currently preparing for his first appearance this season while accompanying the first team. Before the game on the 19th, while coach Lee was watching, he also pitched in the bullpen.메이저놀이터
After watching Jang Won-joon’s pitching, coach Lee said, “It looks better than during spring camp and demonstration games.” His condition looked good,” he said.
Meanwhile, in Doosan, Young-gun Kwak-bin (24) and foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle (27) are out of the first team due to a back sprain and elbow pain, respectively. To fill the void in the starting lineup, Jang Won-joon’s performance with 129 wins is more important than ever.