Strong-hearted rookie who dominated the opening series of ‘Before Debut KK→Hold’, catcher of 8 billion admired “I’m a guy”

A strong-hearted rookie appeared in the bullpen of the Lotte Giants and dominated the opening series. Before his debut, he had a three-way strike in one inning, including two strikeouts, and in the second game, he took the mound in a crisis situation and played the role of a firefighter, even taking the first hold of his debut.

Lotte rookie pitcher Lee Tae-yeon (19) pitched in relief in the second game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League opening match against Doosan held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 2nd, recording a scoreless run in ⅓ innings and making the first hold in his debut two games. Recorded. He was a valuable salvation that led the team to a 2-0 victory. 

Lee Tae-yeon took the mound as the second pitcher after starter Na Kyun-ahn in the 7th inning with 2 out 1st and 2nd base, leading 2-0. In an urgent situation, the bold replacement operation to raise a newcomer was successful. Lee Tae-yeon met Shin Seong-hyun, who acted as a pinch hitter, and had a 3B-1S unfavorable count, but threw a 140km fastball and induced a foul fly to the third baseman. It was a moment of repaying the coach’s trust by keeping the 2-point lead as it was with the deletion of two successors to Kyun-an Na. 

Lee Tae-yeon left Chungam High School and wore a Lotte uniform with the 53rd rank in the 6th round of the 2023 rookie draft. Afterwards, he was recognized for his potential and prepared for his debut season by heading to the Guam spring camp for the 1st team with outstanding seniors. Although he failed to join the 2nd camp, he continued to build his body steadily and showed good results in 7 games, 5 innings, and no runs in demonstration games. .

Prior to the match on the 2nd, the professional debut, which took place in the opening match on the 1st, was also intense. Lee Tae-yeon, who took the mound after starting Dan Strayley in the 6th inning with an 8-3 lead, struck out Kim Jae-hwan on a swing, Yang Eui-ji on a fly ball in left field, and Seung-ho Kang on a swing on a swing, foretelling the birth of a star. 

Lotte manager Larry Sutton said, “It was a great performance. He was expected to play a bridge role, and he struck out two against Doosan and Korea’s leading hitters. It will be a memorable day for the player for the rest of his life,” he said. Both the pitching coach and I have faith in him. Lee Tae-yeon proved himself with his athleticism and reciprocated his trust. He clearly showed his presence.” 토토사이트

Yoo Kang-nam, who became Lotte’s main catcher for 8 billion won in 4 years, gave thumbs up to Lee Tae-yeon’s boldness. Kangnam Yoo said, “I received (Lee) Taeyeon’s first pitch at camp. He felt Deception was pretty good from then on. Unfortunately, he dropped out of the camp, but I got the first appearance in the demonstration game again.” You can throw the breaking ball as you like, so you can save more fastballs. He praised him, saying, “I thought I was a rookie because I threw confidently without sleeping in front of a full crowd.” 

Lee Tae-yeon, who clearly imprinted his name through the opening series, said, “It was the first time I was so nervous while playing baseball. However, when I got on the mound, I was able to throw well without being nervous, just like my style. He expressed his aspirations, saying, “I will try to save and win the first ball next time.” 

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