For Han Seung-ju, 22, a fourth-year right-handed pitcher at Hanwha, it’s been a long rainy season. He’s had two starts washed out due to rain.
Han has been solid this season, going 1-2 with a 3.47 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 27 games (36⅓ innings). He recorded his first career win against Sajik Lotte on April 14. He came on in relief of starter Kim Min-woo, who left after one inning due to shoulder soreness, and pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings with one hit, one walk and five strikeouts. Han Seung-ju stepped into the starting rotation after Kim Min-woo was diagnosed with a partially torn deltoid muscle in his shoulder that will require up to three months of rehabilitation.
He took the loss against KIA in Daejeon on April 20, but pitched well in his first start of the season, allowing three runs on four hits (two home runs) with one walk and five strikeouts in four innings. The next day, Hanwha manager Choi Won-ho said, “It was very good. A home run is a home run, so it’s okay. He threw well with a fast tempo, and I liked his sweeper, which he’s been working on since spring training this year. Sometimes he threw a slow curveball or changeup as well.” “He’s also a player who received a starting class in the Futures Team. We will give Seung-ju a chance to start the next game.”
However, the next opportunity has been delayed due to rain. On the 25th, he started against the Changwon NC, but the rain didn’t stop after the first inning and the game was declared a rainout. Han Seung-ju had one hit by a pitch, but he struck out the other three batters to keep the game scoreless. The no-game also invalidated his record. 토토사이트
On July 1, it was Seung-ju’s turn to start against Samsung in Daegu, but it was again canceled due to rain. When KT’s game against Daejeon on July 29 was canceled due to rain, Ricardo Sanchez was pushed back two days later, followed by Han Seung-ju. For the three-game series against Samsung, Hanwha will start Moon Dong-ju, Sanchez, and Felix Peña in that order. Han Seung-ju will be in the bullpen temporarily.
“It can’t be helped,” Choi Won-ho said of Han Seung-ju, who has had one start after another blown. It’s his luck,” he laughed before adding, “If it’s rained out, we have to prioritize the top three starters. (The fourth and fifth starters) have to go to the bullpen or the gap between starts will be too long. We’ll see when the game starts (without a rainout) and decide how long to keep them in the bullpen.”
Choi added, “I had that experience in Hyundai. We won seven games and then had two months off due to rain. When we won seven games, we were in first place, but after we won eight games, we were in first place for 15 games.”
The time Choi is referring to is 1998. On June 7, Choi, then in his third year as a professional, won his seventh game of the season (1-1) against Incheon OB. After his first loss of the season, he went on a seven-game winning streak to take over the top spot in wins. However, after the rainy season began in mid-June, Choi’s pitching opportunities slowed down. 메이저도메인
While Choi won seven to eight games, Hyundai lost seven games in June and nine games in July. Seven games in August were canceled due to rain. At the time, rainouts were common due to stadium drainage issues. The July All-Star break also delayed or canceled Choi’s chances of being selected as Hyundai’s fifth starter. August 17, Incheon Haetae 71