Samsung Won Tae-in's Anticipated 'Match Against Kim Ha-seong, Machado, and Ryu Hyun-jin'

“Last year’s detailed results were good, but we couldn’t reach 10 wins… This year, we won more than 14.”

Professional baseball Samsung Lions ace Won Tae-in (23) passed through the arrival hall of Incheon International Airport with his unique bright energy.

Won Tae-in is even more excited about the exciting matchup with Kim Ha-seong, Manny Machado (San Diego Padres), and Ryu Hyun-jin (Hanwha Eagles) that will unfold in front of him.

Won Tae-in, who returned to Korea on the 7th after completing spring camp, met with reporters at Incheon International Airport and said, "I prepared well.

My body has recovered well."

The Korean Professional Baseball KBO League opens on the 23rd.

Before that, Won Tae-in will meet with the American major league club as a member of the Korean national baseball team. 온라인카지노

The Korean national baseball team will play an evaluation game against San Diego on the 17th and the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 18th at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul.

San Diego and the Dodgers will play the Major League's official opening two-game series at Gocheok Dome on the 20th and 21st.

Before that, we meet with the Korean baseball team to develop a sense of the game.

The Dodgers have ‘superstar’ Shohei Ohtani.

Most pitchers selected for the Korean national baseball team look forward to facing Ohtani.

However, Won Tae-in said, "I'm not greedy about pitching against the Dodgers.

There are some great stars in San Diego, too."

He added, "I want to see how much Kim Ha-seong, whom I met in the KBO League, has changed.

I'm also looking forward to a match with Machado."

Won Tae-in defeated Kim Ha-seong with no hits in eight at-bats in the KBO League.

The return match between Kim Ha-seong and Won Tae-in, who have established themselves as infielders that are attracting attention in the big leagues, can bring joy to Korean baseball fans.

Won Tae-in said, "The regular season pitching schedule is roughly set, and even if you calculate the interval between pitching, pitching in exhibition games against major league teams is not a problem at all."

He added, "It will be a really good experience for me to face big league stars.

It will definitely be a good experience."

“I want to take the mound and pitch well,” he said, expressing his motivation.

When the KBO regular season begins, you can face off against Ryu Hyun-jin, ‘Korea’s best pitcher of the 21st century’.

Ryu Hyun-jin played in the big league for 11 years (2013-2023) and returned to Hanwha this year.

Won Tae-in, the 'Ryu Hyun-jin Kid', said, "Senior Ryu Hyun-jin is a pitcher I look up to. Of course, I look forward to starting the same game as senior Ryu Hyun-jin.

If given such an opportunity, I think I will be more focused."

I fell into a happy imagination.

However, successive matches against big leaguers and former big leaguers are unlikely to give Won Tae-in his dream of advancing to the United States.

Won Tae-in smiled and said, “A pitcher like Moon Dong-ju (Hanwha) should go to the U.S.

To be honest, I don’t work in the major leagues.”

He added, “If I become a better pitcher than I am now, I want to try to advance to Japan.

Of course, I also have a multi-year contract with Samsung. “Welcome,” he said cheerfully.

Won Tae-in hopes to break the record for the most wins in a single season through several competitions this year.

Last year, Won Tae-in pitched well with 7 wins, 7 losses, and an ERA of 3.24.

The average ERA was 7th overall and 3rd among Korean pitchers, following Ahn Woo-jin (2.39, Kiwoom) and Go Young-pyo (2.78, KT Wiz).

He looked back and said, "Last year's detailed record was good, but I did not reach 10 wins.

Since I only won 7, the evaluation was not very good," and added, "I want to make sure to reach 10 wins and further surpass my personal record of 14 wins in a season (2021)." He said.

Weapons are also being equipped for victory hunting.

Won Tae-in said, "I'm working on a 'large-angle slider.'

Originally, my slider had a large angle, but as I increased the speed of my slider, I lost that feeling."

He added, "It's a different pitch from the sweeper.

It's not perfect yet, but I'm looking forward to striking out in the regular season."

“I want to use a ‘large angle slider’ as a pitch type,” he explained.

The team's increase in power also gives Won Tae-in confidence.

Won Tae-in said, "The bullpen has been strengthened, and after playing an evaluation game, both the defense and attack of the fielders have improved.

If I stay healthy and pitch well, victory will follow."