Jang Jae-young (21) of the Kiwoom Heroes finished his final appearance in the demonstration game.

Jang Jae-young started the game against the LG Twins in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 25th and recorded 4 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 2 runs in 4 innings.

In the first inning, Jang Jae-young was hit by lead batter Seo Geon-chang, but right fielder Lee Hyung-jong caught Seo Geon-chang attempting to advance to second base. Jang Jae-young, who handled Park Hae-min with a second baseman grounder, sent Austin Dean on a walk and stolen base, but struck out Oh Ji-hwan to end the inning.

Jang Jae-young, who recorded a three-way offense in the second inning, was hit by Lee Jae-won, the lead batter in the third, but immediately caught the checker. However, he gave Hong Chang-ki a walk and Seo Geon-chang gave him the first run with an RBI double.

In the 4th inning, Jang Jae-young, who was on the mound, was hit by a double by lead batter Austin, and gave up one more run with Oh Ji-hwan’s true base and Kim Hyeon-soo’s sacrifice fly. Park Dong-won caught it with a shortstop ground ball to end the inning.

Jang Jae-young was replaced by Hong Seong-min in the 5th inning, where Kiwoom was losing 1-4, and finished the mound that day. Kiwoom lost 1-8 as the bullpen collapsed.

Jang Jae-young, who recorded 55 pitches, used a fastball (44 pitches), a curve (6 pitches), and a slider (5 pitches). His highest fastball velocity was 153 km/h, and his average velocity was 150 km. He played with batters mainly with fastballs to the extent that his fastball rate reached 80.0%. He had a strike rate of 56.4%.

Jang Jae-young, who joined Kiwoom after receiving the first nomination in the 2021 rookie draft and receiving a down payment of 900 million won, achieved results that fell short of expectations with an average ERA of 7.71 in 14 games (14 innings) over two seasons. However, he is aiming for a rebound this season by challenging the 5th starter. In exhibition games, he is recording decent results with 1 win in 3 games (9 innings) and an earned run average of 3.00.토토사이트

In an interview after the match, Jang Jae-young said, “I tried to do what I could first. He said the manager told him before the game, ‘Get 10 hits, give up 5 runs’. Thanks to that, he was able to throw the ball comfortably and confidently. He thought it was the most important thing to catch the fastball command, so today he threw mainly fastballs.”

Jang Jae-young, who is likely to start the season with the 5th starter this season, said, “I don’t think it’s my position yet.” That is the goal,” he said. /fpdlsl72556@osen.co.kr

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