What would I have done if I had retired?’ Doosan in crisis requests SOS again from left-hander with 132 wins… The results of romantic baseball resuming after 73 days are

Doosan needed one more starting pitcher due to the weekend doubleheader schedule. Manager Lee Seung-yeop, who is desperate for fall baseball, requested an SOS not from young pitchers such as Kim Dong-ju and Park Shin-ji, but from Jang Won-jun (38), a left-hander with 132 wins, who has disappeared from the first team since June 28. Attention is focused on the results of romantic baseball, which resumes after 73 days. 

Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop met with reporters at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 7th and said, “Jang Won-jun’s starting mound in the first game of the doubleheader against Samsung on the 9th has been confirmed. He recently joined the team and implemented bullpen pitching.” 

Doosan will play four consecutive games, including a double header, against Samsung at home from the 8th to the 10th. As a double header of two games in a row was scheduled on the 9th, an additional starting pitcher was needed, and Manager Lee Seung-yeop once again requested an SOS from Jang Won-jun, whose romantic baseball season was halted after the Jamsil NC game on June 28, the end of Django. 

When asked what kind of report he had received regarding Jang Won-jun, Coach Lee replied, “I heard he was going back and forth a bit,” and added, “However, Kim Dong-ju did not show a good performance, and Park Shin-ji was thrown into the game on the 6th as the game was delayed due to rain. So I decided on Jang Wonjun. When the team is having a hard time, veterans are likely to show good performances. He explained the reason for calling Jang Won-jun, saying, “I hope Jang Won-jun pitches well as the eldest brother.” 

Jang Won-jun, who was on the verge of retirement after the 2022 season, suddenly extended his active career through a meeting with coach Lee Seung-yeop in October last year.

Jang Won-jun, who showed his utmost pride at the Australian spring camp, has become a key player in the Doosan starting lineup in the early part of the season. A player who had not won a single game over the past four years achieved better than expected results with 3 wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 5.48 in 5 games. When the existing starting pitchers were suffering from injuries and sluggishness, he appeared like a comet and played a part in the rotation, and succeeded in three consecutive wins, reaching his 132nd career win. It was the moment when he ranked 10th in KBO League history for most wins (currently 3rd). 

However, Wonjun Jang’s flame did not burn for long. After a scoreless win in 6 innings against Changwon NC on June 13, he rested three days and appeared against LG on the 18th, but collapsed with 7 runs and 6 earned runs in 1⅓ innings, and also became the losing pitcher in the game against Jamsil NC on the 28th, allowing 2 runs in 3⅔ innings. 

Jang Won-Jun dreamed of the day when romantic baseball would resume, consistently performing in the starting rotation on the Futures League stage. As the head coach said, he suffered from frequent ups and downs, but he succeeded in regaining his pace by allowing no runs in 3 innings against KT on August 22nd and 2 runs in 3 innings against KIA on the 31st (visa book). It has been 73 days since Jang Won-jun’s first-team appearance against Jamsil NC on June 28. 온라인바카라

Jang Won-jun has good memories of this year’s match against Samsung. In Jamsil on May 23, which was his first appearance of the season, he made his first start in 958 days since the game against SK (now SSG) on October 7, 2020, and allowed 4 runs in 5 innings, making him the winning pitcher for the first time in 1844 days since the game against LG on May 5, 2018. He became the 11th player in history and the 4th left-hander to achieve 130 career wins. It was a game that announced Jang Won-jun’s comeback.

Doosan is aiming for the last ticket to the postseason in 6th place, 3 games behind 5th place KIA. They ended their losing streak with a win against KIA on the 7th and recovered their winning percentage to .500, but they are struggling to narrow the gap to 5th place due to a slump of 2 wins and 5 losses in the last 7 games. It remains to be seen whether Jang Won-Jun can be reborn as a hero in difficult times and revive Doosan’s hope for fall baseball, as he did at the beginning of the season.