KBS commentator Park Chan-ho, the ‘Korean Express’ who became the first Korean major leaguer and achieved the milestone of having the most wins among Asians (124 wins), defended Jang Hyun-seok (LA Dodgers pitcher), who hung his head after conceding a run. hugged
Jang Hyun-seok, the ace of Yongma High School and the No. 1 ranked high school pitcher, achieved outstanding results with 6 wins, 3 losses, and an ERA of 1.84 in 21 games (68⅓ innings) over three years in high school. Jang Hyun-seok showed off his strong performance by striking out a whopping 102 times. Although he had 42 4-ball balls, which was not a lot, he boasts such an overwhelming pitch that he is evaluated as having great potential.
Jang Hyun-seok, who was likely to be selected first overall in the KBO rookie draft, chose to challenge the American stage, and the LA Dodgers gave Jang Hyun-seok a contract fee of $900,000. Ahead of this tournament, Jang Hyun-seok said, “I don’t know when and under what circumstances, but I will show the best pitch I can.”
Jang Hyun-seok took the mound as the third pitcher in the 8th inning with a huge lead of 8-0 in the second game against China in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games Super Round held at Shaoxing Baseball Stadium in Zhejiang Province, China on the 6th (Korean time).
Jang Hyun-seok, who gave up a heavy hit to first batter Yang Jin, seemed to take a breather by inducing Dunan and Liang Fei to ground out, but was hit by Lewin with a triple to left field and gave up one run. Jang Hyun-seok ended the inning by striking out pinch hitter Wang Shuyi with a runner on third base. Jang Hyun-seok handed the mound over to Go Woo-seok in the 9th inning. 캡틴토토
Commentator Park Chan-ho said, “Pitcher Jang Hyun-seok should think he’s fine because he threw exactly where he wanted. “He is still young and has a promising future, so he needs to get hit a lot,” he said, adding, “If you get hit a lot, you will study a lot about your ball.”
Korea defeated China 8-1. Starting pitcher Won Tae-in laid the foundation for victory by throwing 6 scoreless innings (3 hits, 6 strikeouts) and perfect pitching. Kang Baek-ho, who suffered from a severe batting slump, went 3-for-4, including a home run, with 1 RBI and 2 runs, while Kim Joo-won went 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 run, including a home run, and Choi Ji-hoon went 3-for-5, 1 RBI, and 2 runs. I showed off.
Korea will face Taiwan again for the championship on the 7th. Commentator Park Chan-ho expressed his feelings, saying, “Because there were not many games where a large number of goals were scored from the beginning, today’s commentary was truly comfortable for the first time in a long time.”