Kiwoom Heroes pitcher Jung Chan-heon showed a better pitch than expected in his first appearance of the season.
Jeong Chan-heon started in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League SSG Landers match held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 5th and recorded 2 hits, 3 strikeouts, 4 walks and 1 run in 6 innings. The team lost 1-3, but it was a meaningful match for Jung Chan-heon personally.
Jeong Chan-heon, who obtained FA status after the end of last season, was unable to narrow the gap with his original team Kiwoom, but with the season opening on March 27th, a contract period of 2 years, a down payment of 200 million won, an annual salary of 200 million won, and an option up to 2 years. The contract was signed for a total of 860 million won, including 60 million won.
Jeong Chan-heon, who joined the team on the day of the contract, appeared in 2 games in the Futures League and scored 1 run in 5 innings.
During the winter, Jeong Chan-heon ran the game stably, as if proving that he had built up his body steadily at Hongik University and the independent team Seongnam McPice. He stole the timing of SSG hitters with up to 141km of two-seam, slider, forkball, and curveball. However, the batting line did not help Jeong Chan-heon’s good pitch.
Jang Jae-young, who was dropped as the opening 5 starter, and Lee Seung-ho, who filled his vacancy, failed to complete 5 innings, so Kiwoom, which had a hard time rotating the 5-man starter rotation, appeared with 5 starters who recorded a quality start for the first time. On this day, the batting line did not burst and he lost, but he found a stable puzzle piece for the starters.
Jeong Chan-heon continued his perfect pitching from the 1st to the 4th inning without allowing a batter to get on base. In the 4th inning, after two outs, he was hit by Choi Jeong to the left and allowed his first on base. Jeong Chan-heon became 2nd and 2nd base with Choi Jeong’s stolen base, and then was hit by Heredia for 1 RBI and conceded a run.
In the 5th inning,메이저놀이터 Jeong Chan-heon turned all three batters to ground balls and again recorded a tripartite offense. In the 6th inning, he struck out 1 and struck out three batters. Jeong Chan-heon was replaced by Lim Chang-min in the 7th inning with the team trailing 0-1. The 62 pitches he threw that day was the minimum number of pitches in 6 innings in an individual game.