“I only go out on Fridays.”
KIA Tigers rookie Yoon Young-cheol receives last-minute management, appearing only once a week. We adjusted the schedule to only pitch on Fridays. He rests for 6 days and pitches on the 1st. 안전놀이터
Coach Kim Jong-guk said, “From now on, I will turn it to Friday. I will pitch only once a week. I will pitch about 3-4 times. There is a game that has been postponed, so I hope I can adjust well and empty my mind and throw comfortably. I think I will pitch better if I can be greedy.” He ordered.
Youngcheol Yoon joined the team this year and is playing full time as a starting pitcher. He appeared in 22 games this year and has 8 wins, 6 losses, and an average ERA of 4.29. He played 106⅔ innings. He managed to ensure sufficient pitch spacing throughout the season. He only appeared once every four days.
He deserved enough applause for a rookie pitcher to do this well. Fans applauded his exquisite pitch control, calm appearance on the mound that was unusual for a 19-year-old, and bright smile.
The recent trend is not very good. Since the 6-inning, 3-run win against Hanwha on August 4, he has not been able to go 6 innings in any of the 6 games. He stopped pitching in as many as five innings. It is that difficult for a high school graduate rookie pitcher to play full time.
The ball control was shaken, and the hitting percentage and on-base percentage increased. Of course, the number of pitches increases and the ability to digest innings decreases. As fatigue built up and opposing hitters became accustomed to Yoon Young-cheol’s pitching trajectory, their response skills also improved.
KIA does not have enough starting staff. Lee Ui-ri and Mario Sanchez are out due to injury. Lee Ui-ri will return next week, pitch one game, and participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games. Instead, Mario is expected to return next week to replace Lee Ui-ri after undergoing actual combat this week.
Still, there are only four starting pitchers. Meanwhile, if Yoon Young-cheol pitches once a week, replacement starters must step in. Although he had to play Monday’s game and a double header, he did not overwork Yoon Young-cheol and fixed him on the mound once a week. It is a decision for the future.
Young-Cheol Yoon is expected to pitch about four times, including games canceled due to rain. There is a final goal in four appearances. With two wins, he reaches the 10-win mark. If so, he could compete for Rookie of the Year with Hanwha Moon Dong-ju, who ended the season early.
Dong-ju Moon is recording 8 wins, 8 losses, and an ERA of 3.72 in 118⅔ innings. Because he pitches once a week, he has plenty of energy. He can give it his all in 4 games. Fans are paying close attention to whether he will win certain points in the Rookie of the Year competition.