“I wouldn’t have been comfortable”… Jung Hae-young is sorry even though he blocked 2 innings

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KIA Tigers Jeong Hae-young showed his apologetic heart to the team even after blocking the 10th and 11th innings without a run.

In the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League LG Twins game held at Jamsil Stadium on the 28th, Jung Hae-young came up as the 7th pitcher of the team in the 10th inning and blocked 2 innings without a run and kept the team’s 4-3 victory. Jung Hae-young had 2 wins (1 loss, 2 saves).

Jung Hae-young saved 2 innings with help from the defense without a strikeout.

In the 10th inning, Austin Dean, Moon Bo-kyung, and Park Dong-won were all caught with fly balls, and in the 11th inning, the infield defense helped, such as a fly ball to the first baseman and a straight hit to the second baseman.

While Jung Hae-young endured, the batting line reversed the charter by turning 4-3 with Lee Chang-jin’s sacrifice fly in the top of the 11th inning.

Jeong Hae-young, who blocked two scoreless innings in a brinkmanship game, saw the bold game as a success factor.

“Honestly, I focused on blocking in the 10th inning. I went up in the 11th and there was no strike. I threw with the mindset of ‘If you want to hit it, hit it’. It hit well, but I went to the front of the defense. I was lucky.”

It was the second time this season that he was responsible for the mound for more than one inning. On the 8th against the Doosan Bears, he threw 1⅓ innings and gave up 2 runs.

Jeong Hae-young said, “I went multi-inning against Doosan once this year. It was a bad memory. With this experience, I will only think of good memories in the future.”

Jung Hae-young showed good results, but he confided that he was not in normal condition yet.

Jeong Hae-young said, “I’m worried because I don’t get as much speed as I thought. I think I should deal with the batter with a different pattern.” I think I lost,” he said.

Until last year, the average velocity of the fastball was 145 km per hour, but this season it has dropped to 141 km. The fastball he threw that day only reached a maximum speed of 142 km, and he also threw balls that reached 130 km several times.

He noted that he is still in the process of finding the right pitch.

Jeong Hae-young diagnosed, “(Currently) the pitch is not normal. The defense is helping a lot. I am trying to find the pitch quickly. I am in the process of finding a solution. The balance has not been properly set yet.”바카라사이트

He also added, “In the end (the pitch) is what I’m looking for. I’m looking for my past pitching videos.”

He also expressed his apologetic feelings to the team.

Jung Hae-young said, “All my older brothers and coaches worried about me a lot. Other pitchers, especially (Yang) Hyeon-jong, worried a lot. I thought they were very worried because my pitch didn’t come up much.”

He emphasized, “If I was in the original condition, everyone would have watched comfortably from the bench, but I am very sorry.”

KIA coach Kim Jong-guk also said, “All the bullpens played their role very well.”

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