“This is my first time playing 5 innings in the 1st team.”
Kim Dong-ju (21) started as a starter in an exhibition game against Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 28th and recorded 4 runs, 5 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings.
This season, Doosan faced bad news from the start.스포츠토토 Foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle was hit in the head by a ball at the end of Australia’s spring camp. Returning in April is a difficult situation.
Kim Dong-ju and Park Shin-ji competed as substitute starters. Kim Dong-ju was shaken with 7 runs in 3⅓ innings against Lotte on the 14th, but found relatively stability with 2 hits and 1 run in 2 innings against KIA on the 18th.
Before Kiwoom on the 28th, his third and final inspection. The crisis continued except for the 4th inning, but it did not collapse and played its role as a starting pitcher.
87 total pitches. His fastball’s highest speed was 148 km, and he mixed batters with sliders and forks.
While Kim Dong-joo blocked 5 innings with 1 run, Baek Seung-woo (1 inning scoreless) – Lee Hyeong-beom (1 inning scoreless) – Park Chi-guk (1 inning scoreless) – Choi Ji-gang (1 inning scoreless) blocked the remaining innings with no runs and Doosan scored 2 won by 1
After the game, Kim Dong-joo said, “It was difficult, such as playing a full count without the first strike,” and “Fortunately, senior (Heo) Kyung-min and (Kang) Seung-ho helped a lot in defense. Senior (Yang) Eui-ji And (Jang) Seung-hyun hyung guided me a lot, so I overcame the crisis well.”
Pitch 5 innings to qualify for a win as a starting pitcher. Kim Dong-joo “
Regarding the part where strikeouts came out at every moment of crisis, he said, “I wanted to catch it because strikeouts are the best thing,” he said. It’s the same,” he regretted.
Kim Dong-ju said, “It could be said that it was the last chance for the demonstration game, but I’m glad I threw it well.”