KIA Tigers rookie Yoon Young-cheol (19) failed to fill 5 innings in his second start of the season. However, with his crisis management ability, he minimized his losses and showed better results than before.
Yoon Young-chul started the home game against the Samsung Lions in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 21st and recorded 5 hits, 2 strikeouts, 2 runs in 4⅓ innings.
Yoon Young-cheol, who wore a KIA uniform with the second overall pick in the first round in last year’s rookie draft, took the 5th starting position while surviving fierce competition with seniors.먹튀검증
He welcomed the opening amidst his expectations, but on the 15th, against Kiwoom Heroes, which was the first appearance of the season and debut match for the first team, it collapsed with 3⅔ innings and 5 runs, realizing the high wall of a professional.
In his second start, six days later, Yun Young-cheol faced a crisis from the start and failed to show a sense of stability in pitching. But it didn’t collapse like his last mound.
He gave up 2 hits and 2 walks in the 1st inning, and was driven to 2nd base, but he did not concede by catching Jae-il Oh with a fly to second base on the first pitch. In the second inning, he was in danger of losing runs on 1st and 2nd base with 2 out, but Kim Ji-chan turned left field fly and continued pitching without a loss.
A sense of stability came to him as he overcame the crisis of conceding twice. In the 3rd inning, Yoon Young-cheol made a tripartite retreat against Samsung’s clean-up trio of Jose Pirella, Kang Min-ho and Lee Won-seok, and completed the first 4 innings of his debut pitching by making a tripartite retreat in the 4th inning as well.
In the 5th inning, Yoon Young-chul, who came up to the mound, caught lead batter Kim Seong-yoon and was shaken again. He was hit in a row by Ja-wook Koo and Ji-chan Kim, and became 1st, 1st and 3rd base. Then, the KIA bench lowered Yoon Young-chul and put in Lim Ki-young.
However, Lim Ki-young could not put out the fire. While Pirella hit the grounder on second base, the runner on third base stepped on the home run, and Jae-il Oh hit two RBIs in a timely hit in the ensuing 2nd runner-up, conceding an extra run. Yoon Young-cheol’s two successor runners both scored and scored 2 earned runs.