Returning LG Ham Deok-joo (28) has become a card that can be trusted and used.
Ham Deok-joo pitched in relief in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom Heroes game held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 4th and scored 1 scoreless inning.
Ham Deok-joo, who climbed the mound in the 7th inning with the team leading 3-1, was hit to the left by Lee Yong-gyu, the first batter, but center fielder Kim Hye-seong, Kim Tae-jin on a ground ball, and pinch hitter Lee Seung-won struck out to clean up the first inning.스포츠토토
He is recording an average of 0 earned run average with 1 win in 3 innings in 2 games this season.
Ham Deok-ju, who joined Doosan in the 5th round of 2013 with the 43rd overall, played an active role as a bullpen pitcher. In the 2018 season he went 6-3 with 27 saves and 3 holds, and in the 2019 season he went 2-5 with 16 saves and 7 holds. Thanks to his performance, his Taegeuk mark was also attached. In 2018, he competed in the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games and the 2019 WBSC (World Baseball Softball Confederation) Premier 12 tournament.
Then, in 2021, an incident that becomes his turning point occurs. Through a trade in March, before the start of the 2021 season, I was able to wear the LG uniform, a rival team. At that time, it was a 2:2 trade where LG received Ham Deok-ju and right-hander Chae Ji-seon instead of sending infielder Yang Seok-hwan and pitcher Nam-ho to Doosan.
However, the trade was not successful. In the first year of his transfer, Ham Deok-ju played 16 games and was not good with 1 win, 2 losses and 1 hold with an ERA of 4.29. He only pitched 21 innings due to an elbow injury. After his season, he underwent surgery to remove a bone fragment in his elbow.
Last year, I didn’t play many games. He appeared in 13 games and marked a 2.13 earned run average without a win or loss. After the match against Doosan on May 5, he could not be seen in the first team. He attributed it to ongoing elbow pain.
He was different this year. The pain that plagued Ham Deok-joo was gone. He did well in the spring camp and came back. And he was named in the opening roster.
On the 2nd, the first appearance of the season, against KT in Suwon, he pitched 2 innings, striking out 4 with no hits. And he became the winning pitcher with the team’s extra win. His best speed was 145 km.
And his second appearance was neatly blocked, revealing a good feeling.
Coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “It is a great strength that Ham Deok-joo has become a card. During the demonstration game, there was no redemption, but it came back because of the tension of the game. Once it comes out, you can go through a season steadily. “He smiled.