KIA Tigers left-hander rookie Yoon Young-cheol (19) showed off his first quality start pitching (6 or more starting innings, 3 earned runs or less, QS) pitching.스포츠토토
Yoon Young-cheol recorded 3 hits (1 home run), 3 walks, 2 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings against the Hanwha Eagles held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 24th. 86 total pitches. Yoon Young-chul, who was nominated by KIA in the first round of the 2023 rookie draft and succeeded in joining the starting rotation this season, not only digested 6 innings, the most this season, but also recorded his first QS in his debut. Although he came down the mound in a 1-1 tie situation and ended up with a no-dish, it was clear that it was the pitch that set the stage for the team’s victory.
On this day, Yoon Young-cheol gave up only two hits through the fifth inning. He showed excellent control and game management skills to the extent that both hits were only singles. After the game, KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, “Even though Yoon Young-chul did not become a winning pitcher, he did his part very well by recording his first quality start pitching after his professional debut. I think I gained a lot of confidence on the ball.”
After the match, Yoon Young-cheol said, “Today I was in good shape and had good ball control. (Shin) Beom-soo and I got along well. After getting off the mound, I thanked Beom-soo.”
In the bottom of the 6th inning, it was a solo shot to tie the score. He threw a 142 km fastball with 2S’ advantage, but allowed a tie as it was driven into the middle. Yoon Young-cheol admitted coolly, “It’s unfortunate that I got a good ball count and hit a home run, but I think senior Chae Eun-seong hit the ball well.” He smiled, “Even though I didn’t become the winning pitcher, I’m really happy that he pitched 6 innings for the first time since his pro debut, and the team also won, so the joy is doubled.” He expressed his strong aspirations, saying, “I am so grateful that many fans supported me today. I will do my best so that the team can advance to fall baseball.”