The potential he showed at the end of last season was continued until this year’s camp and demonstration games. As a result, joining the opening rotation, which he had set as his goal, was virtually confirmed. The winner of the LG 5 selection audition is Kang Hyo-jong (21), a young gun with a right hand.
Kang Hyo-jong started in the demonstration game against KT held in Suwon on the 23rd and threw 54 pitches, giving up 3 hits, 4 walks, 2 runs, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 4 innings. He recorded a maximum speed of 150km with a fastball, and he actively used the breaking ball as well as the fastball. He showed a variety of ball combinations while steadily inducing a bum hit with a fast and drastically falling curve.
In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Park allowed a solo shot and allowed a run, but in the bottom of the 4th inning with 2 and 40, he used the curveball as the deciding ball to avoid an extra run. On the 14th, he gave up 1 run in 7 innings, including the match against Samsung in Daegu. The average ERA in the demonstration game is 1.29.After the game, Kang Hyo-jong said, “It’s unfortunate that I hit a home run, but it was nice to be able to overcome various crises today. In particular, I think it was fortunate that I got through the situation with a walk and a ball that fit my body in the 4th inning.”
The trial run ends here. Kang Hyo-jong’s next schedule is the evaluation match after the demonstration game period. And in the 2023 regular season, he will be on the mound as a starting pitcher. There is a good chance he will play his first game of the season against Gocheok Kiwoom on April 5th or 6th. From the start of the camp, LG planned Kathy Kelly for the opening game and Adam Plutko for the first game of the three-game series during the week, and planned pitching schedules for the starting pitchers. 토토사이트
There is no reason not to join the starting lineup just by looking at pitching. His fastball, slider, and curve pitch are top-notch. He boasts a higher number than Ace Kelly in tracking data. The system, which was cited as a weakness, is also stabilizing. Last year, coach Kim Gyeong-tae and his pitching form were modified to produce the best results in catching both pitch and pitch.LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “Hyo-jong throws a curve similar to coach Lee Dae-jin in the past. It’s a fast, sharp curve. The moment it falls out of the hand comes like a fastball, so it is easy for batters to get hit.” Looking back at our team, there is no clear native ace since Bong Joong-geun. I hope that he will come up as the pitcher closest to Bong Joong-geun,” said Kang Hyo-jong in his head as a pillar of LG’s native starters.