‘Let’s go for Wonjun hyung’s 130 wins!’… After 4 runs, 5 points support storm, I can see the dream I waited for 1844 days
Jang Won-joon (38, Doosan Bears) meets the requirements for 130 wins in his personal career.
Jang Won-joon started the match against the Samsung Lions of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 23rd and recorded 70 hits, 7 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts and 4 runs in 5 innings.
He fought against the Samsung batters by throwing mainly two-seam fastballs (31) with a maximum speed of 140 km and an average speed of 139 km and sliders (24) in the early 130 km range. He also mixed up a changeup (10), a fastball (4), and a curveball (1) in just the right places. The highest speed of the fastball came up to 141 km.
Jang Won-joon took the opportunity to start 958 days after the Incheon SSG Landers match on October 7, 2020, and after winning 129 personal wins on May 5, 2018, he began harvesting his 130th victory that he had not achieved on the 1844th day. Not only the player himself, but Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop and his teammates all wished Jang Won-joon to become a winning pitcher.
He got off to a good start. At the beginning of the first inning, Kim Ji-chan, Kim Hyun-joon, and Koo Ja-wook neatly blocked the top lineup with a three-way offense. Things seemed to be going smoothly for the Doosan lineup as they took a 1-0 lead with Jose Rojas’ sacrifice fly to center fielder at the bottom of the first inning with one out and bases loaded.
However, the dream of a comeback seemed to be shattered as they gave up 4 runs in the beginning of the second inning. As he gave up consecutive hits to Jose Pirella and Kang Min-ho, he was put in danger on the 1st and 3rd base. Kang Han-ul then got a bunt hit next to the first baseman, and first baseman Yang Seok-hwan made a mistake in throwing to the first base, and third base runner Pirella scored to make it 1-1.
Jang Won-joon’s ball continued to hit. In the 1st and 1st and 3rd bases, Kim Tae-gun lost an infield hit in front of the shortstop and turned it over to 1-2.
Jang Won-jun did not back down easily. As predicted, manager Lee chose not to replace Jang Won-joon, although he allowed 4 runs, and to lead the team further. Because it was a Tuesday game, the bullpen had to be overloaded. Jang Won-joon allowed another hit to Pirella in the top of the 3rd inning, but he did not lose the follow-up hit and endured with no runs.
Then the ship exploded. They scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning and quickly turned the game around to 6-4. After one run, Yang Eui-ji and Yang Seok-hwan had a chance to get 1 out and 1st and 2nd base with consecutive hits, Lohas hit a double at the right time with 2 RBIs on the left, and Jae-hwan Kim hit a double at the right time with 1 RBI in the right field to balance the game 4-4. In the continued second-out opportunity, Song Seung-hwan turned the game around with an RBI and a timely double from the left, and Lee Yu-chan also hit a timely hit with an RBI from the left, widening the distance by 2 points.
Jang Won-joon, who met the requirements for a winning pitcher, persevered on the mound. From the moment lead batter Oh Jae-il was allowed a hit in the left middle in the top of the 4th inning, Kim Myung-shin began to warm up in the Doosan bullpen, but he immediately turned Kim Tae-gun into a shortstop double hit and did not give Kim Myung-shin a chance to pitch. In the beginning of the 5th inning, Kim Ji-chan, Kim Hyeon-joon, and Koo Ja-wook were once again turned into a tripartite, and 5 innings were completed.안전놀이터
It has been 1798 days since Jang Won-joon filled 5 innings on June 20, 2018, after 5 innings and 6 runs against Jamsil Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom).
Jang Won-jun, who completed his mission, was replaced with Park Chi-guk in the beginning of the 6th inning. Now, all that remains is for junior bullpen players to keep Jang Won-joon’s 130-win requirement in 4 innings.