“I tried to play actively.”
Yoon Young-cheol, who graduated from Chungam High School, was nominated by the KIA Tigers as the second overall pick in the first round of the 2023 KBO Rookie Draft. He is regarded as a ‘super rookie’ and has been a part of KIA’s starting rotation since his professional debut season.
On April 15, before his debut, against Gocheok Kiwoom Heroes, Yoon Young-chul had a harsh ceremony with 3⅔ innings, 5 runs (5 earned), 4 hits (1 home run), 5 walks and 2 strikeouts, but on the 21st, against the Gwangju Samsung Lions, 2 runs in 4⅓ innings ( 2 ERA), and on the 27th he showed improvement with 5 scoreless innings against the Gwangju NC Dinos.
Then, on the 3rd, against Lotte Giants in Gwangju, he won his first victory in the fourth appearance of the season. Yoon Young-cheol recorded his first victory in his thrilling debut with 1 run (1 earned) in 5 innings, 5 hits, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts.
It is not that Yoon Young-cheol was not without a crisis. After two outs in the top of the second inning, he was hit by Han Dong-hee and Yoo Kang-nam in a row, and then Kim Min-su walked. However, he overcame the crisis by turning Lee Hak-joo into three strikeouts. He threw sliders on all three pitches.
Yoon Yeong-chul allowed ‘rookie’ Min-seok Kim to hit 1 RBI in a timely manner with 2 out and 2 base in the top of the 5th inning, but he stopped Min-seok Kim from stealing and came off the mound without any additional runs. He threw 77 pitches until the 5th inning, then passed the baton to Jeon Sang-hyun. The KIA lineup scored 10 points and helped Yoon Young-cheol win his first debut.
Yoon Young-cheol met with reporters after the game and said, “It seems to be getting better little by little. In the past, there were many unfavorable ball counts, but today, even if they were right, I tried to count a little faster. It seems that led to good results.” I was playing, but I didn’t pay much attention.
Regarding the situation that struck out Lee Hak-joo, Yoon Young-cheol said, “I threw with confidence, but (Han) Seung-taek knew the hitter better than I did, so I followed the lead.” “he said.토토사이트
Regarding the most satisfying aspect of the game that day, he said, “I don’t think there were many matches with unfavorable counts. That’s the best. I played a little more aggressively and got good results.”
Regarding the difference between the beginning of the season and now, Yoon Young-cheol said, “In the beginning, I tried to throw it all over the place to avoid getting hit. After throwing it like that, there was no ball to throw later.” same,” he said.
KIA made a big inning with 4 points in the 7th inning and put a wedge in the game, but Yoon Young-cheol did not lose the tension. He said, “I was happy, but I was a little nervous because I didn’t know what would happen until the end.”
Yoon Young-cheol thanked the other line for helping him win his first win of the season. He said, “I think I won comfortably with a big score difference with senior Seungtaek, who took the lead, and he hit well in the other line. All my colleagues were very helpful.” He helped,” he said.