“The direct hit is really good.”
This is the evaluation of Spotify commentator Lee Seong-woo, who watched the pitching of Doosan rookie pitcher Kim Yu-seongㅋㅋㅋ벳, who made his KBO league debut against SSG at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 28th.
Kim Yu-seong got on the mound at the end of the 8th inning when the team trailed 1-4 that day and blocked one inning with no runs. Kim Yoo-seong handled the lead hitter, Choi Jeong, as a ground ball in front of the shortstop. He overcame Choi Jeong with a fast ball with a high RBI of 149 km/h. Then, Guillermo Heredia induced a ground ball in front of the second baseman with a 129km/h bell slider.
Kim Yoo-seong, who easily made two outs, sent the next batter, Oh Tae-gon, due to a defensive error by first baseman Yang Seok-hwan. But after that, the pitch was shaken. After a full count match, Hanyu Island was allowed to walk, and Kim Seong-hyun was allowed a straight walk, facing a crisis with a full base. However, Kim Yu-seong struck out Park Seong-han with a falling 116km/h curve and finished the inning without a run.
Kim Yoo-seong was first nominated for NC in 2020, a senior in high school, but his nomination was withdrawn after it was known that he was involved in school violence while in middle school. The withdrawal of the first nomination in professional baseball is unprecedented. Kim Yu-seong, who later went to Korea University, participated in the rookie draft last year in his sophomore year and was nominated by Doosan. Kim Yoo-sung recently admitted all his faults to the victim and asked for forgiveness, and the victim accepted Kim Yoo-sung’s apology and an agreement was reached. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop has emphasized last year that “Kim Yu-seong can only play in the first team only when he is forgiven by the victim,” and on the 27th, when the victim was forgiven, Kim Yu-seong was registered for the first team entry.
Kim Yu-seong, who threw a total of 29 balls, had the highest fastball speed of 149 km. Commentator Lee said, “Overall, the angle of the fastball is formed with a high RBI, and it is impressive to see it stuck in the catcher’s mitt. The speed was also good. The slider that falls slightly like a bell is also powerful. It can show up. It’s very impressive,” he explained.