Kim Seo-hyun, the ‘special rookie’ of the Hanwha Eagles, received a lot of attention for her bold pitching from the first match.
On the 3rd, Hanwha held a practice game against SSG Landers at Kochi Stadium in Okinawa, Japan. The result was a 5-1 win. There was a point to pay attention to in the practice game, where there was no need to dwell on winning or losing.
Hanhwa led 4-1 in the top of the 7th inning. ‘Express rookie’ Kim Seo-hyun took the mound. Kim Seo-hyun struck out the first batter, Choi Kyung-mo, on a swing, and then gave Choi Hang an infield hit between the shortstop and second baseman.
However, Cho Hyung-woo caught a fly ball to right fielder and Lee Heung-ryun a grounder in front of second baseman. He threw his ball without faltering even on infield hits. On this day, Seohyun Kim faced 4 batters in 1 inning and pitched with 1 strikeout, 1 hit and no runs.
He threw only 10 pitches against 4 batters. He checked eight fastballs and two curveballs. He reached a maximum speed of 153 km with a fastball and recorded an average velocity of 152 km.
Enter the 8th inning after completing the inning. In the 7th inning, the number of pitches was small, so Kim Seo-hyun threw more from the bullpen and checked her pitches. He caught the attention of the players and reporters from the time he stepped on the mound to pitching in the bullpen.
“The ball is definitely good” and “He throws well” continued the evaluation. Kim Seo-hyun herself also showed satisfaction. He said of his feelings after completing his first actual appearance, “I am very satisfied with no runs and no long hits.”
He also had a lot of guts. Kim Seo-hyun said, “I thought he would be nervous because it was his first professional performance, but he was not nervous when he got on the mound. I only looked at the center and threw it, and the result seemed to be good.” 메이저사이트
On the 24th of last month (Korean time), Kim Seo-hyun took the mound as the last pitcher in her own Cheongbaek match held at the Arizona camp in the United States, throwing a fastball with a speed of up to 153 km, raising many expectations. At that time, Kim Seo-hyun gave only 1 walk against 5 players, but he made 4 out counts without a hit including 1 strikeout.
Kim Seo-hyun, who joined Hanwha as the first overall pick in the 2023 KBO rookie draft, suffered twists and turns in being excluded from training for three days due to controversy over social media, but is attracting attention as “her skills are certain.”