Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop predicted Choi Won-joon as the starting pitcher who will be in charge of the 11th match of the season against KIA in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 5th. 토토
Choi Won-joon’s season record was 2 wins, 9 losses, and a 5.34 ERA in 21 games. He took a nine-day break after taking the mound as a relief pitcher against SSG in Jamsil on August 26, recording no runs in ⅔ innings.
Choi Won-joon, who is shining in the first nomination of Doosan in 2017, has entered the ranks of native aces with 12 wins in 2021 and 8 wins in 2022, starting with his first 10 wins in his debut in 2020. Career high was in 2021, which led the team to advance to the Korean Series for the first seven consecutive years in the KBO League with 12 wins, four losses and a 3.30 ERA in 29 games. At that time, the KBO League’s representative submarine selection was Choi Won-joon, not Ko Young-pyo KT. Submarine legend Lee Kang-chul, KT’s coach, even admitted his pitching power.
Choi Won-joon, who prepared for the season with the title of a native ace again this year. However, a totally unexpected scenario prevented the emergency. After the opening, he showed three quality starts plus three quality starts and one quality start in seven games until mid-May, but he suffered from severe bad luck of winning with one win and three losses, and from the end of May, he went through the team’s most losses, nine losses. This is also the second-highest loss in the league after Lotte Han Hyun-hee 10 losses.
Choi Won-joon’s start came 23 days after the match against Hanwha in Daejeon on August 13. At that time, he was substituted early with four runs in 1 2⅓ innings and had a bitter taste of relegation from the bullpen, and since then, he has played four games as a relief and raised his sense with a 1.69 ERA without losing.
Choi Won-joon took the mound once against KIA this year, and only allowed five runs in five innings in Gwangju on April 8. Still, Choi Won-jun made his name as a tiger killer until last year. He pitched in 12 games 7 starts and showed off his stability with a 2.83 ERA with two wins and no losses.
Starting with the Sajik Lotte match on the 3rd, Doosan has entered the so-called “nine consecutive games of death. Four games are scheduled, including three consecutive KIA games in Jamsil on the week, which will be a watershed for the fifth-place fight, and a doubleheader against Samsung at home on the weekend. Since he is in sixth place, three games behind fifth-ranked NC, he needs at least a winning series for each matchup to board the last postseason train. This is why Choi Won-joon’s rebound is more urgent than ever.
Meanwhile, KIA, which faces Doosan, pulled out Hwang Dong-ha’s card, an alternative starter for foreign pitcher Mario Sanchez. In his second year, Hwang Dong-ha’s season performance was two losses and an ERA of 5.29, without winning nine games, and he started against Daegu Samsung on August 20 and had a full day of rest after leaving three runs in 4⅔3 innings. It is his first appearance as a Doosan Bears player.