Doosan left-hander Young-gun Choi Seung-yong (22), once praised by former coach Seon Dong-yeol of “National Treasure”, was ripped early without completing two innings.
Choi Seung-yong started the second game of the season against the NC Dinos in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 5th, showing 1⅔ innings, 10 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 8 runs.
He faced a crisis from the first episode. He was placed on first 스포츠토토and third base with one out, thanks to Park Min-woo’s hit and foil in the lead, and Park Kun-woo’s infield hit. he had no flaws. After disposing of Jason Martin’s 3-pitch swing, he returned Son A-seop with a ground ball to the second baseman on the first pitch.
It collapsed in the second inning with a one-point lead. After leading Park Seok-min and Oh Yeong-soo on base on consecutive walks, Kim Seong-wook hit a 3-run homer with 1 out and 1st and 2nd base. Afterwards, the crisis continued with Park Min-woo’s infield hit and Park Kun-woo’s heavy hit, and Martin’s pinch hitter Han Seok-hyun, Son Ah-seop, Park Seok-min, Oh Young-soo, and Kim Joo-won allowed 5 consecutive timely hits and contributed a large number of 8 runs.
Choi Seung-yong passed the mound to Myung-shin Kim with two outs on first and second base in the second inning, trailing 1-8, ending the game bitterly. Kim Myung-shin struck out the follow-up Kim Seong-wook with 3 pitches, but it was after he had already given up 8 points. 61 pitches.
Choi Seung-yong joined Doosan in the 2021 rookie draft with the 20th rank in the 2nd 2nd round and showed potential with an average ERA of 5.30 with 3 wins, 7 losses and 5 holds in 48 games in the 2022 season, the second year. At last year’s spring camp, he received rave reviews from director Seon Dong-yeol of ‘National Treasure’, saying, “I have no more advice for you.”
Choi Seung-yong accumulated various experiences last year, going back and forth between starting and bullpen. And based on this, he successfully played an exhibition game against the Australian spring camp, and was given a 4 starting position by coach Lee Seung-yeop. In the demonstration game, he pitched well with an average ERA of 3.09 in 3 games, 1 loss and 1 hold, and last year against NC, he had a strong ERA of 2.45 without winning or losing in 5 games, but received a failing grade in his first appearance of the season as a 4th starter.