Since May, the best pitcher in the KBO league is Hanwha.
The main character is Felix Pena (33), a foreign pitcher in his second year.
He has the lowest ERA (2.01) in the league since May with his main weapon changeup, which has risen to the level of ‘Magic Ball’.
Pena led Hanwha to a 5-2 victory against Doosan in Daejeon on the 3rd with 1 hit, 4 walks, 3 walks, 6 strikeouts and 1 run in 6⅓ innings.
After one out in the 7th inning, he made a bases loaded crisis with a walk and a ball that hit the body, and it was regrettable that he had 7 pitches, but it was a meaningful pitch that laid the foundation for the team to escape from 4 consecutive losses.
After the match, Pena said, “The weather was humid and I sweated a lot.
As fatigue came in the 7th inning, the control was shaken and it became a difficult situation.
I think people are not perfect and cannot do well in every game.
He can also give walks and put out runners out.
However, there are some things we need to work on for the next game.
I will show you a better image next time,” he said of his victory.카지노사이트랭크
Until this day, Pena recorded 8 wins, 5 losses, an average ERA of 2.69, 102 strikeouts, a WHIP of 1.09, a batting average of 2.6, and 15 quality starts in 20 games (117 innings) of the season.
He ranks in the top 10 in all major categories for pitchers, ranking 1st in hit percentage, 3rd in quality starts, 5th in WHIP, 6th in earned run average, 7th in innings, and 8th in wins and strikeouts.
In the first month of April, he had difficulty controlling his condition due to pollen allergy, and was sluggish with an average ERA of 5.48 with 1 win and 3 losses in 5 games.
However, since May, he has made quality starts in 14 of 15 games and is 7-2 with a 2.01 earned run average.
Since May, he has been pitching the league’s best in earned run average and first in quality starts.
Pena’s strong pitching march is possible because he has a clear main weapon called a changeup.
A fastball with a sharp change in the tip of the ball counts, and a changeup used as a deciding ball leads to a miss swing regardless of left and right batters.
It comes near home plate and falls down.
Since it comes from the same pitching form as the fastball, it is more difficult to get the timing right.
Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho said, “Penya’s changeup has the value of a pitch that ranks high in the major leagues.
In fact, of the 259 pitchers who threw 20 or more innings in the major leagues during the Los Angeles Angels in 2020, the changeup pitch value ranked 58th, corresponding to the top 22%.
“The changeup is my second best thrower and the one I am most confident in (first is the fastball),” Peña said.
There’s definitely a sense of comfort, and I’m always practicing my changeup.
He also threw a changeup, but it wasn’t this good.
(L.A. Angels in 2021) When I was in Triple A, I got better after throwing with the new grip the coach taught me.
I’ve been throwing with this grip since last year and I’m continuing to see the effect.”
Pena laughed, saying, “I asked how to hold the grip and how to throw, but he didn’t follow that.
Moon Dong-ju, a 160km fireballer on the same team, was one of them, and said it was difficult to follow Pena’s changeup.
Moon Dong-ju said, “Penya taught me how to throw a changeup, but he is not that easy to throw.
The detailed method is a trade secret, but it is different from the general one.
It’s really amazing,” he said.
Penya is a player with a lot to learn in terms of thinking mind.
He taught me a lot because of my lack of experience.”