Jung Woo-ram (38), 20 years pro. It is the core power of the Hanwha Eagles bullpen this year. Prepare for the season with a midfielder, not from the back door. On the 15th, coach Carlos Subero said, “Like last year, we will start in the 6th or 7th inning. It is pitched in a winning group in a game that is won by a middle pitcher. It is a vital role for the team to win.
It was like that every year. He raised his condition to suit his own pace. He did not pitch in practice games during camp this spring.
An exhibition match against KT Wiz held at Daejeon Stadium on the 15th. Before the game, coach Subero said, “Sooner or later, we’ll see Jung Woo-ram throw,” but the pitching schedule was set.
He took the mound as the third pitcher in the 8th inning following starters Kim Min-woo and Nam Ji-min. Right after they succeeded in reversing from 3-4 to 6-4. The opponent’s 1st to 3rd batters were treated as criminal hits. All three hitters hit the ball and did not leave the infield.
He recorded 19 pitches with no hits and no runs in one inning without strikeouts or walks. He kept the team victory and took hold. Freshly finished his first official game of the season.
He wanted to continue the good flow. He said, “The team is playing an exhibition game in a good atmosphere, so I wanted to keep this atmosphere. It’s a demonstration game, but I tried to maintain tension.”
It is a comment that feels the responsibility of a captain with 20 years of professionalism. Hanwha, which has been in last place for three consecutive years, is aiming for a new leap forward beyond the ‘lost place’. In the off-season, strategic investments were made to develop power. We are preparing for the season by reorganizing the team. It starts with a test match. They have 2 wins in the last 3 games. The team is energized and full of hope.
Jung Woo-ram said, 안전놀이터“Today, I focused on throwing a lot of strikes. Now it is not an annual year to worry about or dwell on speed. I am preparing by focusing on getting the best results by hitting the batter’s bat.”
197 saves and 137 holds in 952 career games. Last season, he played 23 games, recording 1 save, 7 holds, 1 loss, and an ERA of 2.95. 1000 appearances and 200 saves, his first in the league, are right in front of him. I think this year will be a very meaningful season both for the team and for me personally.
“I will do my best to help and help the team,” he said.