The proverb, ‘Old gwan is myeong-gwan’, certainly fits in the 2023 season.
Foreign players who played in the KBO League last year but were separated are returning and doing well to save the team.
Three ‘old guards’ returned during this season. First, KT Wiz’ ‘winning ace’ William Cuevas announced the return, followed by Doosan Bears bringing back Brandon Waddell. The KIA Tigers re-signed Thomas Panoni, who was recruited as a substitute last year but not renewed, as a substitute this time as well.
Cuevas has been the backbone of KT since 2019. In the 2021 season, he led the team to the regular league championship with tremendous pitching of 7 scoreless innings amid fighting spirit after two days of rest in the KBO League’s first tie-break, and then in the Korean Series, he perfectly dominated the first game as a starter and made KT’s first win. paid Unfortunately, they parted ways last year due to an injury. After throwing 2 games, he was replaced due to an elbow injury. Cuevas survived through rehabilitation without undergoing surgery, and returned in place of Bo Schulser, who was sluggish this year. The elbow part, which was not good last year, also returned perfectly as a result of the examination. He has 2 wins in 5 games and an earned run average of 4.13.토토사이트
Brandon Waddell, who replaced Dylan Pyle, who had fallen out due to injury, came to Korea last year as a substitute for Miranda and posted a decent record of 5 wins, 3 losses and an ERA of 3.60 in 11 games, but Doosan chose Dylan, who is fast with the ball, instead of renewing the contract with Brandon. did. Unfortunately, when the relationship with Dylan ended due to an injury, Doosan recruited Brandon again. He’s coming back and showing off better pitching. In 4 games, 2 wins and 1 loss, the average ERA is 1.04. On June 24, in the first appearance with Kiwoom, he gave up 1 run in 6 innings and became a losing pitcher, but on June 30, Lotte recorded 7 scoreless innings, and on the 6th, he made his first start with 7 innings and 1 run (visa book) against Samsung. He took the win, and in the SSG game on the 12th, the last appearance of the first half, he scored 6 innings and 1 run in the starting match against Kim Gwang-hyun and became the winning pitcher.
He pitched much more stably than last year and led the team to 9 consecutive victories.
KIA’s Panoni also performed well last year. He went 3-4 with a 2.72 earned run average in 14 games. He was a pitcher with a sense of stability, but the relationship with Panoni did not continue because KIA wanted a pitcher with a fastball and a fastball.
However, when Adonis Medina and Sean Anderson, who were selected by KIA, were sluggish, they decided to replace both, and decided to bring back Panoni, who showed good shape last year. On the 12th, he had a return match against Samsung in Gwangju, where he scored 4 hits and 2 runs in 4 innings. Since it was his first appearance, he adjusted the number of pitches. KIA continued its 6-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory.
The advantage of the experienced players thrown in Korea is that they do not need to adapt even if they come during the season. Because I know Korean baseball well, I can expect better pitching. And on the 12th, the three foreign pitchers who returned showed them all at once.