“I will go into the game with responsibility.”
Han Seung-hyuk (Hanwha Eagles) started the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League game against the KIA Tigers at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on April 22, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out four in four innings.
Han threw 64 pitches through the fourth inning. He mixed a two-seam fastball (32 pitches), slider (11 pitches), fork (11 pitches), curve (7 pitches), and four-seam fastball (3 pitches). His two-seam fastball was clocked at 154 km/h.
Han Seung-hyuk struck out the side in the first inning. However, he was in trouble in the second inning. He allowed walks to Choi Hyung-woo and Socrates Brito to put runners on first and second. But he struck out Byun Woo-hyuk and got some help from his defense. Park Chan-ho’s hit was fielded by right fielder Lee Jin-young, and Kim Kyu-sung’s fastball was caught by first baseman Kim In-hwan with a leaping catch to end the inning without a run.
Speaking to the media after the game, Han Seung-hyuk said, “I thought I could pitch well for four innings because I got out of the second inning. In the second inning, my balance was off and I was a little worried. “But (Lee) Jin-young and (Kim) In-hwan caught it well, so I think it was an opportunity for me to organize myself a little bit more before the next inning and come up.”
After giving up back-to-back singles, Coach Park Seung-min took the mound. “He said, ‘Just throw with confidence. He always tells me, ‘Don’t stress too much about the pitches that don’t work,’ and ‘Why try to push it in and get a strike, why not just throw it hard and get a walk and then strike out the next one?’ I think I thought about that a lot,” Han said.
Han Seung-hyuk came to Hanwha from KIA via trade before the season. At Hanwha, he initially pitched in the bullpen, but changed his role to starting pitcher on April 17 against the Kiwoom Heroes in Daejeon.
Han Seung-hyuk said, “It’s not an exaggeration to say that I’ve completely changed my role to a starting pitcher. I will go into the game with a sense of responsibility. 토토사이트 “It might be a burden to increase the number of innings and pitches because I suddenly became a starting pitcher from the bullpen. I’m going to approach that part carefully and increase it.”
Han Seung-hyuk threw 50 pitches in the last game against Kiwoom and threw 64 pitches in this game. “Still, I felt that I had a little more strength left in my body than in the first game, so I’m getting used to it,” he said. “In the next game, I think I can increase the number of pitches as long as it’s not a big problem.”