“It can be cruel”… A 19-year-old pitcher’s shoulders are heavy, his first starting pitching in his debut + his first opponent after a transfer is his own team
Kiwoom Heroes pitcher Kim Dong-gyu (19), who has been in his first year of debut, seems to have a heavy burden on his shoulders.메이저놀이터
Kiwoom Heroes announced Kim Dong-gyu as the starting pitcher for the LG Twins match of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ to be held at Jamsil Stadium on the 13th.
Kim Dong-gyu was traded between Kiwoom and LG on the 29th of last month. Infielder Lee Joo-hyung changed his uniform by joining the trade list with the 2024 KBO League rookie draft 1st round nomination right.
Kim Dong-gyu is a promising player who will receive his first year of debut this year. After graduating from Seongnam High School, he joined LG with the 17th overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2023 KBO League Rookie Draft, but moved the team before the end of the season. He played in 1 game with LG this season, and in the Futures League, he appeared in 11 games (10 starts), recording 3 wins, 5 losses, and an average ERA of 4.00 in 45 innings.
In Kiwoom, Ahn Woo-jin was excluded from the first-team entry to protect players, leaving a gap in the starting lineup. After considering several cards to fill the gap, he chose Kim Dong-gyu, a promising player who is constantly receiving selection lessons.
Before the game on the 12th, Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki said, “I don’t want to put a lot of pressure on (Kim Dong-gyu). “It can be cruel. But when fear turns into confidence, the energy becomes really big and enormous. I hope to gain confidence and become a foundation (tomorrow’s appearance) so that I can grow to a higher level as a starting pitcher.” .
After the Futures League match on the 9th, Kim Dong-gyu joined the first team and is preparing for the start. Coach Hong said, “I started in the second group on Wednesday (9th). is,” he said.
Since Kim Dong-gyu’s first match after his transfer will be LG, his former team, Jamsil is attracting more attention. The day before (12th), there was a similar situation with Kim Dong-gyu. Choi Won-tae (26) was in the spotlight as a member of LG and facing his parent team Kiwoom. Choi Won-tae threw 100 pitches and led the team to an 8-4 victory with 6 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs in 5 innings, winning 8 wins (5 losses) of the season and the first win against his team.
Maybe the moment that can be cruel like a joke of fate. Will Kim Dong-kyu be able to overcome all the pressure and bring victory to his debut team?