Early end of season AG all in, like Ryu Hyun-jin 13 years ago… Special management of ‘national treasure’ level by Dong-ju Moon

Moon Dong-ju (20, Hanwha), who finished the regular season early, accelerated his preparations for the Hangzhou Asian Games by reviewing his performance in the Futures League. Ahead of joining the national team, he is aiming for the Asian Games in top condition by conserving his strength and maintaining proper sense of performance. 먹튀검증 This is a preparation process that reminds me of Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto), who was Hanwha’s ace 13 years ago. 

Moon Dong-ju started the Futures League game against Doosan held at Seosan Stadium on the 12th and pitched well in 2 innings, allowing 2 hits, no walks, 4 strikeouts, and no runs. It was a preparation for the Asian Games scheduled to be held on the 23rd. The season ended in the first team following the game against LG in Jamsil on the 3rd due to the innings limit set by the club, but a big stage called the Asian Games awaits Moon Dong-ju.

The Hanwha team also drew up a schedule for the Asian Games along with the end of Moon Dong-joo’s first team season. This is to ensure that he joins the national team while maintaining his practical sense by pitching 2-3 innings in 2 games. On this day against LG, Moon Dong-ju threw 29 balls in two innings, focusing on fastballs (10) with a maximum distance of 152 km and an average of 150 km, and five types of throws, including curves (8), sliders (5), change-ups, and cutters (3 or more). He used pitches evenly. It was noticeable that he tested a cutter, which he had rarely thrown before. 

Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho said, “Futures created Moon Dong-ju’s schedule. I recovered by playing catch last week, and after pitching 20 pitches (on the 10th), I pitched 2 innings today. After pitching briefly again on the 15th, he plans to throw 40 to 50 pitches in 3 innings in the game on the 17th (against Seosan Goyang). “After recovering for about four days, I will join the national team,” he said. “Teams that go directly to the Korean Series usually prepare like this. “I think Moon Dong-joo is probably in the best condition in the national team,” he said. 

The national team’s key starting pitchers, including Park Se-woong, Na Kyun-an (Lotte), Won Tae-in (Samsung), and Kwak Bin (Doosan), are expected to pitch and join as much as possible according to the season schedule until the 22nd, the day before the convocation. Since it is a situation where you have to exert all your strength during the battle for rankings, you enter the national team with a certain degree of fatigue. 

In addition, Koo Chang-mo (NC), who has been rehabilitating for over three months due to a stress fracture of the ulna of his left arm, is uncertain whether he will remain in the national team, and Lee Ui-ri (KIA), who skipped one rotation last month due to shoulder pain, is also in normal condition, having recently been excluded from the entry again due to finger blisters. This is not it. Jang Hyun-seok (Yong Mago), the only amateur player, also did not participate in the Bonghwang stage, which was his last high school performance, and a question mark was attached as his gap in practice was prolonged. 

In this situation, Moon Dong-joo is conserving his strength and maintaining an appropriate sense of combat. Moon Dong-ju’s preparation process reminds me of Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto), who was with Hanwha in 2010. Ryu Hyun-jin finished the season with the game against Samsung in Daejeon on September 2nd of that year. He played in 25 games (192⅔ innings) with 16 wins, 4 losses, an ERA of 1.82, and 187 strikeouts, but ended the season early due to accumulated elbow fatigue. At that time, Hanwha was also in last place at 8th place, so the battle for rankings was meaningless. 

Above all, it was a decision made in preparation for the Guangzhou Asian Games held in November after the season. At the time, Hanwha coach Han Dae-hwa said, “Even if we pitch about 15 innings in two games in the Asian Games, this year’s combined total will be well over 200 innings.” He added, “There is no need to be greedy and overdo it now. Isn’t Ryu Hyun-jin a national treasure? “He has to think about the national team as well,” he said. Ryu Hyun-jin also accepted an early end to the season, letting go of his attachment to winning the most wins and the Triple Crown. That year, SK Kim Gwang-hyun won 17 wins, one more than Ryu Hyun-jin, and became the most wins king. Ryu Hyun-jin was satisfied with the ERA and first place in strikeouts. 

Ryu Hyun-jin, who finished the season three weeks early thanks to coach Han Dae-hwa’s great decision and the team’s special management, joined the Asian Games in excellent condition. He started against Taiwan in the first game of the preliminary round and led Korea to a 6-1 victory with a pitching pitch in 6 innings, allowing 5 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, and 1 run. Then, in the final against Taiwan, he pitched 4 innings, allowing 5 hits, 3 walks, striking out 8, and allowing 3 runs (2 earned), setting the stage for a 9-3 victory. This is Ryu Hyun-jin’s last remaining international competition to date, and he was responsible for the two most important games, the start and end of the national team, and led the team to a gold medal. 

It is difficult to make a direct comparison with Ryu Hyun-jin, who was already Korea’s best pitcher at the time, but Moon Dong-joo’s preparation process for the Asian Games is similar to that of 13 years ago. Moon Dong-ju is also expected to play an important role as the national team consists of young players under the age of 24 or with less than three years of professional experience, excluding wild cards. Condition is the most important in short-term matches at international competitions, and if Moon Dong-joo prepares well, he can be used as a key starter. The decision of the national team coaching staff to directly check the condition before the competition is attracting attention. 

Meanwhile, the Asian Games national team led by coach Ryu Joong-il will hold its first convocation training at Gocheok Dome on the 23rd. The national team, which will play a practice game in Korea on the 26th and then leave for Hangzhou on the 28th, will begin its official schedule starting with the group match against Hong Kong on the 1st of next month. The match against Taiwan on the 2nd is considered the biggest match.

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