“This season, I have to go to the Korean series unconditionally. I am just thinking about that.”

There is only one thought in the head of veteran bullpen Noh Kyung-eun (39), who is in her second year at SSG. He has a strong desire to help the team go to a higher place this year as well.메이저사이트

On the 14th (local time), Noh Kyung-eun met with reporters at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida, where the SSG spring camp was in full swing, and said, “This year is a great opportunity for the team to build a dynasty.” He said, “The weight will be felt more this year than last year,” and “we have to rise high to match the championship last season.”

Condition is good. Originally, it was unclear whether he would join the Florida camp because he had decided to undergo gallbladder removal at the end of last month. On the day of the operation, he boarded a plane to the United States after being told that he could postpone the operation after his retirement. Noh Kyung-eun, who threw 53 pitches in the bullpen pitching that day, said, “Seeing that the speed reached 145 km per hour, I think it was all over. Around this time last year, it was in the early 140 km range,” he said.

The main weapon, the forkball, is of particular concern. Noh Kyung-eun said, “The coach said that the forkball should be better than last year, and that misplaced pitches should be reduced. He told me to throw the ball as much as possible rather than go into the strike zone,” he said. He said, “I tried to throw it one-bound, but it became a strike. My control has improved so much that I keep throwing strikes instead of balls.”

Noh Kyung-eun, who was released from Lotte after the 2021 season, was revived wearing the SSG uniform last season. He went back and forth between starting and saving and played an active role with an average ERA of 3.05 with 12 wins, 5 losses, 1 save and 7 holds in 41 games and 79.2 innings. In April, there was a crisis of getting a finger fracture injury, but I overcame it with the power of positivity. Noh Kyung-eun said, “I always think it is the will of heaven when something like this happens. I thought that if I hadn’t been hurt, I would have had a bigger accident, and that you took a month off to rest.”

He knows full well that if he is motivated, he can mess things up. He is slowly preparing for the new season. Noh Kyung-eun said, “I want to throw an average ERA of 3 while digesting as many innings as possible in the middle. He said, “Whether 10 or 20 holds will follow, I think it will be my blessing.”

Regarding the evaluation that SSG’s power has become relatively weak, Noh Kyung-eun said, “Players say that we are the same as last year.” He said, “(Kim) Taek-hyung went to the army, but there are left-handers (the late) Hyo-jun and (Kim) Tae-hoon, and I think there are enough people to fill in.” Still, “It’s not the time to care about anyone. I just need to do well,” he said.

As long as there is restraint, I want to keep throwing the ball. Noh Kyung-eun joked, “If my body doesn’t fall off, if I don’t run 140km, I’m thinking of retiring, but I think I can play for another 2-3 years with a 120km knuckleball.”

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