“I’ve been pitching multi-inning games, so I need a break.” Hanwha Eagles pitcher Park Sang-won was given a break that tasted like honey.안전놀이터
Hanwha head coach Choi Won-ho spoke to the media ahead of the team’s upcoming game against the Kiwoom Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome on Aug. 8 and discussed the pitching staff’s plans for the upcoming road trip.
Hanwha and Kiwoom will play four games during the series. The ninth game is a doubleheader. However, Choi gave Park Sang-won, the team’s closer, the day off.
Park made back-to-back appearances against the SSG Landers on June 6 and 7 at Daejeon’s Hanwha Life Eagles Park, pitching three innings over the two days. “With four games scheduled, I thought Park would need a break,” Choi said, adding, “Even in a save situation today (Aug. 8), Park won’t pitch.”
Left-hander Kim Bum-soo will be on standby as the closer, as Kiwoom’s lineup features many left-handed hitters. Choi also decided early on who will start the first and second games of the doubleheader. Kim Ki-jung will start game one and Nam Ji-min will start game two.
Park has appeared in 43 games and pitched 52 innings so far this season, posting a 5-3 record with 13 saves and a 2.60 ERA.