“I had a lot of pitches, but thanks to coach Park Jin-man and coach Jung Hyun-wook, I was able to gain more strength”.
‘Blue blooded ace’ Won Tae-in (Samsung) achieved the first Quality Start Plus of the season and succeeded in hunting for two wins.
Won Tae-in started in an away game against KT held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 29th and threw well with 10 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 2 runs in 7 innings.
In the first inning, Won Tae-in, who struck out Jo Yong-ho and Hyun-bin Hong on a swing and grounded to second base, gave up an infield hit to Anthony Alford after two outs, but struck out Byung-ho Park with a swing and strikeout. After one out in the second inning, Jang Seong-woo’s double and Oh Yoon-seok’s hit gave one point. Won Tae-in, who handled Shinbongi with a fly ball in right field, ended the inning by inducing Kim Sang-soo to ground to second base.
After one out in the third inning, Hong Hyun-bin’s heavy hit and balk sent the runner to the scoring position. After inducing Alford to the shortstop fly, he drew a miss after a full count with Park Byeong-ho. Won Tae-in allowed a solo arch to lead batter Kang Baek-ho in the 4th inning. He threw a changeup on the first pitch, but the batted ball flew out of the right outfield fence.
Won Tae-in immediately gave up a left-handed hit to Jang Seong-woo. When he grounded in front of Oh Yoon-seok’s shortstop, Jang Seong-woo was out at second base. He gave Shin Bong-gi a hit and became 1 out 1 and 2 base, but he took a breather by tying Lee Sang-ho and Cho Yong-ho tight.
After 2 deaths in the 5th inning, Park Byeong-ho got a heavy hit, but Kang Baek-ho was lightly dealt with a ground ball to 1st base. Won Tae-in gave a walk to lead hitter Jang Seong-woo in the 6th inning. He caught Oh Yoon-seok’s ground ball and threw it to second base to catch the leading runner. Soon after, he led the new baseman to a double hit to the second baseman and finished the pitch in the 6th inning.
Episode 7 Crisis came again. He gave up 2 infield hits and 1 walk, putting the bases full with 2 out. He induced Kang Baek-ho to ground to first base and completed the first quality start plus of the season. Won Tae-in passed the mound to right-hander Lee Seung-hyun in the 8th inning, leading 3-2. Samsung defeated KT 3-2 and blew the whistle of 4 consecutive victories after the Daegu Doosan match on the 26th.
Won Tae-in, who succeeded in hunting for the second win of the season, said, “I wanted to finish it cleanly in the 7th episode, but I was in a crisis situation. (Kang) Baek-ho hyung stepped in at the plate, so I thought it was an interesting situation.” 크크크벳
He added, “I had a lot of pitches, but I was able to gain more strength thanks to coach Park Jin-man and coach Jung Hyun-wook, who believed in me. Coach Jung Hyun-wook came to the mound and said that he had no intention of changing and gave me strength.”
Won Tae-in also expressed satisfaction, saying, “I want to lead long innings in every game. I won a difficult game yesterday, but today I wanted to make a twist. By winning a tight game like today, the team seems to be getting stronger.”