Samsung Lions’ ‘local ace’ Won Tae-in (23) actually ended the season early due to a hand injury. Won Tae-in is now expected to focus on the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
The Samsung Lions deleted Won Tae-in from the first team lineup ahead of the away game against KT Wiz held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 19th.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man met with reporters ahead of the game on this day and said, “We have excluded Won Tae-in from the first team entry. He felt pain in the muscle between the thumb and index finger of his right hand, and he said he had no strength. He needs to take care of his body before joining the national team. “I thought so, so I deleted it from today’s entry,” he said.
Won Tae-in became the winning pitcher against KT on the 14th, allowing 6 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 1 ball hit to the body, 6 strikeouts, and 4 runs (3 earned runs) in 6 innings. However, he felt pain while pitching at the time, and was eventually expunged from the first team entry.
Still, I did my best this year. Won Tae-in started 25 games this season, recording 7 wins, 6 losses, and an ERA of 3.17, taking responsibility as a member of the Lions’ starting lineup. In a total of 145 innings this year, he recorded 150 hits (14 home runs), 33 walks, 100 strikeouts, 58 runs (51 earned runs), a WHIP (on base per inning allowed) of 1.26, and a hitting percentage of 0.266. He pitched 17 times with quality starts (less than 3 earned runs in 6 innings as a starter).
Of course, it was also a disappointing season for Won Tae-in, who posted 14 wins, 7 losses, and an ERA of 3.06 in the 2021 season and 10 wins, 8 losses, and an ERA of 3.92 in the 2022 season.
In particular, Won Tae-in received a lot of love from the people as a ‘symbol of fighting spirit’ at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in Tokyo, Japan last March. At that time, Won Tae-in threw 108 balls in a total of 4 games over 7 days, including an evaluation match with the Hanshin Tigers. He was a man who showed his indomitable will by giving his all for his country in every game.온라인바카라
It is expected that it will be difficult to see Won Tae-in on the KBO League stage anymore this season. If the Hangzhou Asian Games national team advances to the finals, the finals will be held on October 7. Even if Won Tae-in returns home the next day, the 8th, there is a high possibility that he will focus on resting without playing in the remaining games.
Won Tae-in was originally scheduled to make his final appearance as a starter in the Daegu Doosan game on the 22nd. He was scheduled to join the Hangzhou Asian Games national team convocation training to be held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul a day later on the 23rd, but joined immediately without starting.
Coach Park said, “If you want to pitch as a starter on the 22nd, your physical condition must be (normal) from now on. However, they said there is still some discomfort. So, we decided to (cancel the first team entry). Of course, the team’s starting lineup is difficult right now. “It’s disappointing for the team,” he explained. “But looking at the date, I don’t think there will be any problem in joining the national team and throwing the ball.”
Now, a replacement starter must fill in Won Tae-in’s place. Coach Park showed a cautious attitude, saying, “As Won Tae-in’s cancellation was decided today (20th), a replacement starter has not been found. There is still time.”
What kind of fighting spirit will Won Tae-in show at the Hangzhou Asian Games?