There is a Korean proverb that says, ‘Beat every precious child and give one more rice cake to an ugly child’. The same is true of manager Kim Jong-kook’s feelings toward Yoon Young-chul (KIA pitcher), a promising candidate for the rookie of the year.
Yoon Young-chul, who made his professional debut this season after graduating from Chungam High School, is recording 6-4 with an ERA of 3.75 in 15 appearances. After the SSG match on the 5th of last month, the whistle of three consecutive wins blew.메이저놀이터
SBS sports commentator Lee Soon-cheol, a former Tigers legend, said of Yoon Young-cheol, “He is not a fast player, but he has good direction. He seems to be watching Jang Won-sam’s heyday commands.”
Coach Kim Jong-guk, who met with reporters ahead of the Pohang Samsung game on the 1st, did not say anything about the possibility of Yun Young-cheol becoming the rookie of the year. He said, “If you empty your mind and throw it, you will be able to show a much better figure,” and evaluated that “the control and command are stable and the deception is excellent.”
Yoon Young-cheol made five quality starts this season. Manager Kim Jong-guk said, “Every time he pitches, he only thinks about 5 innings and 3 runs.” It was to avoid burdening Yoon Young-chul.
Coach Kim Jong-guk also said, “There are still two and a half months left in the season. I don’t know what variables may arise. He said, “Only when his personal performance is good can he become the Rookie of the Year,” he said. “It is still a long way off. He has about 10 more to go forward,” he added.
After joining the starting lineup, Yun Young-chul, who set the goal of winning 5 wins, succeeded in hunting for 6 wins and achieved his goal. There are many games left in the second half, and more than 10 appearances are expected. If you add 4 wins, you get 10 wins. You can come close to becoming the rookie of the year. He said, “I was confident that I could take the starting position. My goal was 5 wins, but I am satisfied with everything. It would be great if he doubled (10 wins),” he said.
Did he say that there is no player greater than the team? Yoon Young-cheol said, “The team’s victory is the most important thing. The team has to reach a higher place so that I can receive individual awards and more opportunities. “There’s a lot of disappointment. I’ll do my best by throwing well one game at a time. I have to throw at least one more game without injury.”
Meanwhile, KIA recorded 11 wins and 5 losses in the month of July, taking first place in the monthly ranking with Doosan. The strength of the solid mound stood out, recording a team ERA of 2.87. Manager Kim Jong-guk said, “As the starting team led the innings for a long time, it had a good effect on the pitching team.”
KIA has a goal to achieve the dream of advancing to the postseason by pouring everything in August and September. Manager Kim Jong-guk said, “I will go all-in in August and September. Even if it is difficult, I will do my best to send the main players to the game.”