It is a pitch that does not feel the 10-month hiatus at all. Fighting is basic, and within two days of being called up to the first team, it was organized into a winning group and harvested two consecutive matches. Lee Young-ha (26, Doosan), who got rid of the label of school violence, has taken off as an agent Pil Seung-jo whom director Lee Seung-yeop can trust the most.
Lee Young-ha took the relief mound in the 8th game of the season against Hanwha held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 7th and reported the second hold of the season with 1 hit, 1 strikeout and no run in 1 inning. Following the match against Hanwha on the 6th, he recorded two consecutive holds, contributing to the early securing of the team’s winning series.
Lee Young-ha took the mound as the team’s sixth pitcher in the 8th inning, leading 5-3. Coach Lee Seung-yeop chose Lee Young-ha as the pitcher to protect the lead as the batting line turned the game around by scoring 4 runs in the 7th inning, trailing 1-3, and the pitcher replacement worked.
Lee Young-ha treated first batter Jang Jin-hyeok with a fly ball to right field, then met Lee Jin-young, the follow-up, and allowed a missed left-handed hit in 3B-1S. But there were no downsides. He struck out pinch hitter Park Jeong-hyeon on a swing and caught Moon Hyun-bin on a fly ball in left field in the first pitch to end the inning. Although the speed of his fastball was only in the mid-140km range, he gained an advantage in the timing battle against young Hanwha batters with a sharp slider. Lee Young-ha passed the mound to Hong Geon-hee, finishing the 9th inning with a 6-3 lead, and finished the game in a good mood. 14 pitches.
Lee Young-ha, who was indicted without detention on charges of school violence last summer, was acquitted on May 31 after a long 9-month court battle. Lee Young-ha went straight to Jamsil Stadium and signed an annual salary contract for the 2023 season at 160 million won, and after playing one game in the Futures League, he was called up to the first team on June 3rd. As setup man Jeong Cheol-won was canceled due to a drunken scandal at the WBC (World Baseball Classic), the registration period was delayed more than expected.
His return match took place in relaxed circumstances. On the 3rd, he pitched in the 8th inning against Suwon KT, 3-13, and learned the atmosphere of the 1st team with 1 inning scoreless. It was his first multi-inning digestion and continuous fight. 메이저놀이터
Despite a 10-month hiatus, Lee Young-ha boasted a 17-win ace-like pitch and was formed as a blitzkrieg. And on the 6th, I met Hanwha in Jamsil and reported a thrilling hold 588 days after the match against Kiwoom in Jamsil on October 26, 2021 with 1 inning, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts and no runs. It is known that Lee Young-ha did not neglect his personal training even in court battles. He devoted himself to weight training and lost 8kg and built a light and strong body.
Lee Young-ha is expected to stand firm in front of Hong Geon-hee, along with Jung Cheol-won and Park Chi-guk, for the rest of the season. Coach Lee said, “I haven’t played since September of last year, but I’m in good shape. Due to team circumstances, we had no choice but to start with a long fight, but he did well. When he checked his condition in Yeontu, there was no problem. He will use it in important situations in the future,” he said, revealing his trust.