“I don’t laugh, it seems like I’m just expressing it with words.”
Samsung Lions veteran left-handed pitcher Baek Jeong-hyun (36) started the match against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 30th, and played a good fight in 5.2 innings, 7 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, and 2 runs, leading the team’s 10- He won 5 wins in the season with 6 major wins.
Baek Jung-hyun felt pain in his left elbow after the Incheon SSG Landers match on the 23rd of last month and was removed from the first team. Afterwards, he devoted himself to rehabilitation at Future Steam, and returned to the first team after 37 days. His best velocity was only 140 km, but he finished the first game of the second half successfully with his out-of-the-box control and good defense of fielders.
Baek Jeong-hyeon, whom we met after the game, said, “From the start of the game, the batting line scored a lot. He had a strong thought that he had to throw a lot of strikes and finish the game quickly without thinking about anything else.” Thanks to that, we got through the first half well without conceding.”
Then, when asked about the condition of his elbow, he said, “Fortunately, there is no major problem. At the time, he suddenly tried to use his power, and it seemed like a group came. On examination, it was inflammation and slight damage. In the past, the season ended quickly due to an injury in the same area, so I approached it cautiously. However, the extent of the injury was small, so he was able to come back quickly.”
Are there any regrets about the quality start (less than 3 earned runs in 6 starting innings)? Baek Jung-hyun missed the chance to achieve his 6th QS of the season by failing to fill one out count.
Baek Jung-hyun said, “There was no regret at all. He could have had a tough situation, but he was able to overcome it thanks to Hosobi. He thinks he gave the score to the front row behind. Also, he is grateful that the pitchers who came up behind him blocked it well,” he smiled.
Unlike the first half, Samsung definitely found its pace in the second half. They have a record of 5 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in the second half. In addition, the win rate in July was 0.529 (9 wins, 8 losses, 1 draw), which was 4th in the league.먹튀검증
Baek Jung-hyun said, “Since the team is at the bottom, I feel a lot of responsibility. Even when I was injured, I felt like I was ready to go up and help the team. He was able to win with a lot of help from wild beasts. I will prepare well in the future.”
He said, “Certainly, the team has more vitality than the atmosphere at the beginning. Most of the injured players have returned, so it seems to have a big impact. I will continue that atmosphere,” he added.
Last season, which was the first season of a 4-year, 3.8 billion free agent contract, Baek Jung-hyun left regret with 4-13 and an average ERA of 5.27 in 24 games. Although there were moments when he skipped rotation due to injury this season, he is performing well with an average ERA of 3.89 with 5 wins and 5 losses in 14 games.
Baek Jung-hyun said, “I prepared for the season a little early. He was in no position to rest. He had a small injury, so he worked hard on his recovery through rehabilitation training. He seems to have found a sense as he continued to train.”
Baek Jung-hyun always maintains a poker face. Even when he concedes, even when his teammates play, he always shows the same expression. He said, “I don’t think I’m laughing. It seems like I’m just saying ‘Good work, thank you’ with words.” He smiled lightly. There seemed to be a sincerity in that smile that could not be explained in words.