“Every day is precious”.
SSG Landers coach Kim Won-hyung trusts and hires Roh Kyung-eun (39) the most among bullpen pitchers. “Kyung-eun is number one in a super-close combat situation. As soon as he was released from Lotte after the 2021 season, it became a godsend to be recruited immediately. He contributed to the first win in the starting and bullpen last year, and this year, he is serving as the pillar of the bullpen as the strongest winning pitcher.
Indicators tell everything. He has appeared in 28 games this year and has a record of 4 wins, 1 loss, 2 saves and 15 holds, and an earned run average of 1.50. He is involved in the 21 win process. He gave up just one run in 12 games in May. In June, all four games were scoreless. As of the 7th, there is no loss in 11 consecutive games. He is taking hold every day with a strong fastball and fork that is not like a 39-year-old, and a seasoned pitcher.
Noh Kyung-eun’s performance was reflected in the process of winning by one point for two days in a row in the Gwangju match against the KIA Tigers on the 6th and 7th. On the 6th, he went to the mound at the bottom of the 8th inning with a 3-2 lead, and lightly beat Ryu Ji-hyeok and Park Chan-ho and took hold. On the 7th, he took the mound in the 7th inning, got an infield hit, and allowed the successor to score, but prevented the turnaround and deleted 4 out counts. In particular, against Park Chan-ho in the 8th inning, he threw a ball up to 150km away and overpowered him with force.메이저놀이터
When asked about the secret to his strong pitching at the age of 39, he said, “I easily catch an outcount, so the opponent must have analyzed me. Then I throw a first ball curve and change the pattern. I arrange my physical strength and endure for a week. I always take the vitamins that the trainer takes care of. That’s why I think my grades are coming out.”
[OSEN=Incheon, Correspondent Lee Dae-seon] At the beginning of the 8th inning, SSG Roh Kyung-eun treats Kiwoom Hyung-jong as a double stroke and high-fives Park Seong-han. 2023.04.21 /email@example.com
In particular, the existence of manager Kim Won-hyeong, who won 134 wins, is also a motivation. “The coach believes in me and his good words are a great motivator. The coach has been trying to recruit me since before. There are many things to see and learn, such as game operation,” he said, expressing his gratitude.
He is also sharing his new realization about baseball with his juniors. It is the strength of Noh Kyung-eun, who leads the strongest bullpen. “It’s not long now. I think every day is precious. When I was young, I didn’t really know baseball. I played baseball without knowing it. I feel Choi Hyang-nam’s famous saying, ‘When you know baseball, you retire.’ I wanted to show my juniors that I can do it. I study and study the pitching mechanism a lot with my juniors and share it with each other. It makes me proud to see the juniors like it.”
Noh Kyung-eun is ranked first in the hold category. He leads Lotte Koo Seung-min in second place by four points. If this is the case, the hold king is a good thing. “There are still a lot of games left. I’m not thinking about the hold king at all. My goal is just to get into the top 3,” he laughed. Rather than a goal, the old man’s heart was revealed to learn baseball with his juniors and do his best to protect the bullpen every day.