“You left a great record. I want to be a player who lives up to that record.”
Kim Dong-joo disappeared from Doosan at the end of the 2013 season. However, he returned after 8 years. Right-handed pitcher Kim Dong-ju, who graduated from Sunrin Internet High School and entered the 2021 2nd 1st round with the 10th rank. He has already announced himself in the 2022 season with an earned run average of 7.56 in 10 first-team games.
And the 2023 season. He has risen to the position of receiving the attention of director Lee Seung-yeop. Kim Dong-ju will compete for the 5th starting pitcher along with Choi Seung-yong and Park Shin-ji this season. As foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle failed to return in April, Kim Dong-joo is expected to somehow increase his use in the first team. For Kim Dong-ju, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Kim Dong-ju recorded an average ERA of 7.84 in the 3 demonstration games, 1 win, 1 hold and 1 loss. Still, he started on the 28th against Gocheok Kiwoom and became the winning pitcher with 5 hits, 5 strikeouts, 4 walks and 1 run in 5 innings. He had some ups and downs in his pitching, but he had a fastball, slider, and even a forkball. The maximum velocity of his fastball is 148 km.
Looking at the match today, it was competitive enough. It is important to remain consistent, and as his name is his name, he seems to receive a lot of spotlight whenever he plays an active role. Kim Dong-ju said, “This is the first time I have thrown 5 innings in a game like this. In the meantime, the first strike did not go well, but the slider control was fine.” 토토사이트
What did you focus on preparing for spring camp? Kim Dong-joo said, “I tried to increase my stamina to prepare for the starting pitcher. He also practiced striking with a breaking ball, and also practiced striking with a breaking ball in the first pitch. He tried not to go to full count.”
He is already a star(?) in the team. In Doosan, there is a person with the same name among bullpen catchers as well as himself. Kim Dong-joo said, “Seniors look at the other side and make fun of me by saying, ‘I called you. The hyungs play pranks well.” There was a legendary third baseman who was indispensable in Doosan baseball history, so it is a perfect situation for Kim Dong-ju to be compared (?).
Kim Dong-joo was born in 2002. ‘Legend’ Dong-ju Kim was 12 years old when he retired, so he must have had enough opportunities to see it in person. He said, “Isn’t he the one who left such a great record, a famous record? I am not a hitter, but he wants to be a player worthy of that record.”
That’s how the boss bear went to Doosan, and the ‘too-mok bear’ came. Director Lee Seung-yeop pays attention to ‘Two-mok Bear’. “Starting pitcher Kim Dong-ju showed good pitching even in the midst of a crisis. Dylan’s absence must be blocked with the three members Choi Seung-yong, Park Shin-ji, and Kim Dong-ju, but I hope they do it with a sense of purpose. The players have been working hard, and I hope they get paid for it.”