“I will change the question mark to an exclamation mark.”
Hanwha Eagles Park Sang-won returned to the first team in an away match against the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League demonstration game held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 26th. Park Sang-won proved ‘healthy’ with 8 pitches and no runs in one inning.
Park Sang-won, who started his professional life after being nominated by the Hanwha Eagles with the 25th overall in the 2nd 3rd round of the 2017 rookie draft, is recording an average ERA of 2.25 with 6 wins, 6 losses, 36 holds, and 1 save in 224 games in the first team. He is one of the key resources of Hanwha’s bullpen as a pitcher who spreads fast balls that exceed 150 km. However, he ran into an unexpected reef at spring camp this year.
Park Sang-won suddenly returned to Korea from Arizona spring camp in the United States due to bruises on his right arm. Fortunately, no major problems were found, but due to unexpected circumstances, Park Sang-won suffered setbacks in preparation for the season, such as not being able to digest the spring camp schedule for a while, and joined the first team before the demonstration game. And it wasn’t until the 26th that I stood on the mound for the first time.토토사이트
It’s been a long time since I’ve been on the mound, but Park Sang-won is alive and well. In the bottom of the 6th inning, which turned the score 4-1, Park Sang-won, who was on the mound following Kim Ki-joong, caught lead batter Jeon Jun-woo with a fly ball to right field and produced the first out count. And Han Dong-hee also caught it with a floating ball and recorded a neat tripartite offense. The maximum speed is 148 km.
Park Sang-won, who met with reporters after the game, said, “Today was my first actual appearance. I thought it was important to throw my ball after coming back, and I tried to pitch accordingly, but the result was good, so I was more satisfied. I think I need to improve a little more before this starts,” he smiled.
What should be supplemented by Park Sang-won? He added, “Since I started later than others, I think the sensory part is important. And I’m fine, but I couldn’t handle the camp properly, so I think I should turn my worries into exclamation points and enter the season.”
Once the body is in good shape, there is no problem. That is why he is Park Sang-won, who was able to return to the mound in a short period of time. He said, “When I checked in the United States, there was nothing wrong. However, the trainers and coaches said, ‘Let’s cross the stone bridge after tapping it,’ and they checked the condition of my arms very closely and gave me a lot of care.” So I think I have to show it through my performance,” he explained.
After the end of last season, Hanwha, which had been working hard to reinforce its power by embracing Chae Eun-seong, Lee Tae-yang, and Oh Seon-jin in the free agent market, has noticeably improved its structure. How about from a player’s point of view? Park Sang-won said, “It seems that everyone, including the pitcher and the fielder, wants to play in the first team and competes in good faith. And the veteran seniors take the lead and help the team become one. I felt that I could do well, and I could play baseball for a long time in the first team,” he said.
As he has already been injured once in the US, his goal for this season is ‘health’. He said, “I always aim for a full-time season without getting sick since I was a rookie. Winning, holding, and saving are all important, but I have to be healthy to have a record in the first team.”