The first finishing pitcher in the group finishing system was Ham Deok-ju. And in 10-20 days, he posted his first save since coming to LG.
LG Twins left-handed bullpen pitcher Ham Deok-joo took the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning with a 5-3 lead against the NC Dinos at Changwon NC Park on the 2nd, and made a save with one hit and no runs through one inning.
Ham Deok-ju, who posted 30 wins, 19 losses, 55 saves and 32 holds for eight years at Doosan Bears from 2013 to 2020, recorded a save for the first time since moving to LG in 2021. He was able to rejoice in the victory by shaking hands with the catcher after a long time. His last save was against SK Wyverns on July 16, 2020, when he was in Doosan, so it was a whopping 10-20 days to save.
Ham Deok-ju, who came to LG in the 2021 season by trading with Yang Seok-hwan, could not throw properly due to an injury for two years until last year. Whenever Yang Seok-hwan, who went to Doosan, performed well, it was mentioned as a ‘trade failure’. He returned healthy this year and is in charge of the team’s middle. And Ko Woo-seok led the team to escape from losing streak by finishing the emergency situation due to injury.
It was close. At the bottom of the ninth inning, the lead 4 Park Geon-woo was caught on a foul fly by the first baseman, and he started off smoothly, but a mistake came. 5th pinch hitter Han Seok-hyun hit a shallow infield fly and third baseman Moon Bo-kyung couldn’t catch the ball because of lighting. Then, he allowed Cheon Jae-hwan a hit in the middle of the right 6th and became 1st, 1st and 2nd base. The 2-point difference was inevitable for LG, who lost an opportunity to score extra points due to a failed base steal in the top of the 8th inning and a check in the top of the 9th inning.
However, Ham Deok-joo struck out Hyung-joon Yoon, who had hit a solo shot in the previous at-bat, and caught Se-hyeok Park with a shortstop fly and recorded a save, preserving the victory.
Ham Deok-joo had a chance to save before. He pitched in the top of the 9th inning with a 3-0 lead against the Doosan Bears on the 15th of last month. However, he was replaced by Lee Jung-yong after being hit by Kim Jae-hwan with 1 RBI in a timely manner after 2 deaths. This time, he kept the crisis situation scoreless until the end and made a save.
Ham Deok-joo said, “I was more nervous and nervous when playing a new role, and the team was in a difficult situation, so I tried to throw it with more focus.” “I didn’t think my ball was bad. I wasn’t hit because it was bad, so I was able to focus on the next hitter.”메이저놀이터
First save at LG. It’s different. Ham Deok-joo said, “Even when I made my first save at Doosan, I did it in a situation where it was not the finish. I threw with the same mindset as then.” “, he expressed his mind.
He appeared in the most games this season with 16 appearances, but Ham Deok-ju did not care. Ham Deok-joo said, “I wanted to play a lot. But I feel like I’m doing well, so I’m doing it comfortably.” It’s good if the director trusts me in an important situation.”
A heart that needs to rest because of an injury. he knows well Because he already only cheered for the last 2 years with an injury at LG. Ham Deok-joo said, “It’s a pity that I also missed (due to injury),” adding, “(The late) Woo-seok was the pillar of the team, but he fell out due to an injury, so everyone is thinking of taking turns to block Woo-seok. I’m waiting with the hope that Wooseok will come back and block it well.”