LG pitcher Son Ju-young scored an emotional victory after elbow surgery. 온라인카지노 It’s been two years since her first win in 2021. He recently changed his pitching form, pitching motion, and pitching plate, all of which led to good results. He was even surprised by his new ball.
Son Joo-young started the game against Lotte at Jamsil Stadium on the 10th and pitched five innings of two-hit ball with two walks and three strikeouts. LG won 7-0 as its starters returned to the starting lineup after a long absence, and Son was the winning pitcher.
In the first inning, she gave up a leadoff single to Han Dong-hee, but retired the next three or four batters with a straight hit to the second baseman and a swinging strikeout. In the top of the third, she gave up an infield single to Ahn Kwon-soo and moved the runner to second on a walk. He got out of the jam with an infield grounder and a strikeout. Both walks were to Goodrum. After a single in the second and a walk in the fourth, he retired the next two batters.
The LG bats scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth, and Son Ju-young struck out the side in the fifth to earn the win. In the bottom of the fifth inning, LG sealed the win with a five-run big inning.
It was Son’s third start of the season. On September 9, he started against KIA and was pulled early after giving up three runs (one earned) in 1⅔ innings. On September 28, he appeared in the bullpen against Samsung Electronics and gave up four runs in two innings. He became the winning pitcher in his third appearance.
The team has made a lot of changes in recent days due to their poor performance. “I had good balance today,” Son said after the game. I usually just lift my leg and go, but I lifted my leg, paused for a bit, and then went out to double-kick,” Son said after the game.
He continued, “It’s been about 10 days since I changed it with pitching coach Kim Kwang-sam’s advice. It wasn’t good against Samsung last time, so I played catch the next day and threw the ball with my legs straight as a balance exercise, and the ball was good. I pitched three innings like that (double-kicking) in the practice game in Icheon and it was good, so I said, “I’ll just try it from now on,” he explained.
He also corrected his arm angle. “After Samsung Electronics, I worked on my arm angle with coach Kim Kyung-tae, and my arm angle went up a little bit. It went up about 10 centimeters. I trained with Coach Kim Kwang-sam and threw in Icheon, and my curve got better and my fastball angle got a little better.”
He also changed where he steps on the pitching plate. “He told me to step on the first base side and then step on the middle. The ball was a little bit curved, so it was hard to throw, but it’s better now. I wasn’t confident in my curveball, but today I suddenly saw Jun-woo Jeon take a bad swing, and I thought, ‘Why is he taking a bad swing? Even in the second team, they told me that I shouldn’t use my curveball as a deciding pitch. They said the pitching design should be a fastball. When he swung at it, I threw another curve, trusting Heo Do-hwan’s signature, and he swung at it again.” He was amazed at the difference in his curve.
In the first inning, he threw a curveball at 1B 1S against Jeon Jun-woo, but it was a bad swing. After a four-pitch at-bat, he threw the curveball again for a five-pitch at-bat and got a swinging strikeout. Son threw a fastball (55 pitches), slider (16 pitches), curve (10 pitches), and fork (3 pitches) on the day. His fastball was up to 147 kilometers.
After joining LG with the second pick of the second round of the 2017 rookie draft, Son made his presence felt in 2021 after being discharged from the military. He made a name for himself with a surprise pitching performance in a practice game against the Tokyo 2020 Olympic team. He recorded his first win on August 29, 2021, against Kiwoom.
Son competed for a spot in the five-man roster during spring training and exhibition games last year, but suffered an elbow injury after three appearances. She underwent surgery and rehabbed until this spring. “I thought I was going to go back to the army one more time,” Son said. “At first, I couldn’t control my pitches, my balance was off, and my elbow felt bad after throwing. It got better in August,” he said of the grueling rehabilitation period.
“The coaches in the second team helped me a lot. Coach Kyung Hun-ho, Coach Shin Jae-woong, and Coach Jang Jin-yong helped me a lot,” he said.
“I would like to say thank you to training coaches Kim Jong-wook, Bae Yo-han, and Yoo Hyun-won who are in the rehabilitation group and the second team,” Son said.