‘9K scoreless debut win’ Widener “I was sorry for the injury… I will live up to expectations”

 NC Dinos foreign pitcher Taylor Widener made a good impression in his debut game in the KBO League.

In the 2023 KBO League Doosan Bears home game held at Changwon NC Park in Gyeongnam on the 30th, Widener scored 9 strikeouts in 6 innings and led to a 5-0 victory with 2 hits, 1 walk and no runs.

Widener, whose debut was delayed by two months due to his herniated disc, came out sharpening his sword.

He turned 6 hitters on a swing and struck out 3 looking. He never grounded more than five batters in an inning.

From the first inning, he blocked it with a three-way offense, and in the second and third innings, he gave up only a walk and one hit ball, and allowed no hits.

Widener got his first hit from lead hitter Yang Eui-ji in the 4th inning, but soon put Doosan line to rest with a powerful throw.

He recorded his second three-way offense with one fly ball and two strikeouts in the fifth inning. After two outs in the 6th inning, Yang Eui-ji was allowed a double, but the game ended with no runs.

Widener, who threw a total of 98 pitches, mixed 50 fastballs, 28 changeups, and 20 sliders. He had 66 strikes and 32 balls.

NC responded to Widener with Hyungjun Yoon’s first double at the end of the 2nd inning and ‘Big Inning’ that scored four points in the 4th inning.

After the game, Widener said, “I was very sorry for the injury because I prepared for this season with a very good feeling.”

He said that he would give his performance a score of 90, saying, “There are still things to improve, but I’m satisfied with not giving a score in six innings in the return match.”

Widener threw a fastball to Jose Rojas with two strikes after two outs in the fourth inning and hit a dizzying foul home run. However, he immediately threw another fastball and struck out looking.

Widener recalled, “I knew I wouldn’t play that course again, and I purposely aimed for it.” “(Originally) my pitching style is aggressive.메이저사이트

Widener, who won the day in front of his wife and son, said, “My son won’t remember this moment, but family is a huge motivator for me”, looking at his son in his arms.

As for his goal this season, he said, “Even if I throw 4 or 5 innings, I always do my best and fulfill my role in my position.”

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