“I feel sorry for you, Won-joon, long may you live~” Sincerity, makgeolli and more in the resurgence of a 130-win lefty in the KBO
“I feel sorry for you, I’m old now.”
Doosan veteran left-hander Jang Won-jun (38), who earned his 130th career victory against Jamsil Samsung Electronics (5 innings, 7 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts) on March 23, is also being talked about for his relationship with battery-mate Yang Yang-ji (36). Yang returned to his hometown club Doosan this season after a five-year absence following the 2018 season.먹튀검증
However, Jang Won-jun’s 129th win came on May 5, 2018, against LG Electronics in Jamsil. It took him five years to add one more win and reach the 130-win plateau. Coincidentally, the years 2019-2022, when Yang was with the NC, were Jang’s wandering years. He was bounced back and forth between the first and second teams, and was even used in the bullpen for the first team.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve had a two-shot with him, and it’s a weird feeling,” Yang said. It was a trial and error. They were hit hard in the second inning and gave up four runs. “It’s been a long time, and I couldn’t remember the pattern that Wonjun used to play with his brother. So I was frantically hitting them. After I got hit, I used a lot of changeups and sliders. At that time, I couldn’t get a sign for a while.”
Jang Won-jun’s wandering wasn’t without reward. He had his two-seam reinstalled and increased his overall ball speed a bit. His two-seam was up to 141 kilometers per hour, but most of his pitches were in the low 130s. Still, Yang said Jang Won-jun is not the same player he used to be, saying, “It’s hard to hit him when he only hits 140km.” That’s assuming the pitch design is good and his command is back.
Jang Won-jun added his first wins in five years, but his future in the starting lineup is unclear. Kwak-Bin Kwak will be back soon, and Dylan Pyle will be ready to go. Won-jun Chang himself has put aside his record aspirations, but Yang is serious about his resurgence. “His fastball velocity has improved, and his delivery is good. His changeup has also improved,” he said.
Yang Ji, like Won-jun, is approaching his late 30s. “Won-jun’s older brother is very old. It’s a pity. Other than that, we’re the same,” he said, “I used to get food from him, but now I have to buy it for him. You have to take care of Wonjun and (Kim) Jae-ho. Won-joon said, “My brother has 130 wins, so I’ll buy it for him.
There was even rice wine in Jang Won-jun’s locker that day. “The lid was slightly open and it smelled bad, but Wenjun can tolerate it as long as his brother does well,” Yang Ji said. Shamanism in the age of tracking data. It’s ironic, but Wenjun was desperate to be resurrected.
Yang Ji understood how he felt. He blurted out. “Brother Wenjun, I want you to have a long life.”