Doosan Bears크크크벳 foreign pitcher Dylan Pyle accepted a disappointing result in his KBO League debut. He ran fast until the 3rd inning, but left two homers in the 4th and a runner in the 5th, leaving a bad taste.
Dylan started against the Hanwha Eagles in Jamsil on May 4 and recorded 5 hits (2 homers), 2 walks and 5 runs in 4 innings.
Dylan, who spent a rehabilitation period after being hit in the head by a batted ball during spring training, recently started in the Futures League to prepare for his KBO League debut. Dylan, who confirmed that there was no problem with his physical condition even after pitching in the actual game, prepared for his debut in time for the match against Hanwha in Jamsil on May 4th.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop met with reporters before the game on the 4th and said, “Dylan plans to throw around 80 balls today. He says he doesn’t know what will happen if he gets Phil, but he’ll take a look at the situation. Basically, he is a pitcher who knows how to throw strikes and breaking pitches along with good control, so he has a competitive edge on the Korean baseball stage. I hope he continues to digest the starting rotation in good health.”
As expected by director Lee, Dylan showed a ‘good feeling’ until the third episode. Dylan was hit by Roh Si-hwan after two outs in the first inning, but ended the first inning by inducing Chae Eun-seong with a shortstop ground ball. Then, in the beginning of the second and third innings, the innings were neatly concluded with a tripartite offense.
The problem was at the beginning of the 4th inning. After one out, Dylan hit the 125km/h curve on the 6th pitch he threw to Roh Si-hwan, allowing a solo home run with a distance of 125m. Then, in the situation where Chae Eun-seong gave up a hit and gave up, the 3rd 126km/h changeup thrown to Kim In-hwan led to a superior 2-run home run with a distance of 115m. The curveball thrown to Noh Si-hwan was a ball that went well into the low course, but the changeup thrown to Kim In-hwan was close to a missed pitch that was controlled high.
Dylan came close to the limit of 80 pitches, but also climbed the mound in the top of the 5th inning. After getting a right-handed hit by lead hitter Noh Soo-gwang, Dylan allowed Jung Eun-won to walk, facing a crisis on first and second base safely. In the end, the Doosan bench lowered Dylan and put Kim Yu-seong on the mound. Kim Yu-seong was hit with a home run by Chae Eun-seong in the crisis with no bases loaded, and all runners sent by Dylan were called home. In the end, Dylan’s runs increased to five points.
On this day, Dylan recorded 54 strikes out of a total of 89 pitches. Centered on 150km/h fastballs (53), he used changeups (15), sliders (12), and curves (9). Since there was a scene of rapid shaking from the 4th inning, it is questionable whether Dylan can show 100% pitching condition during the long innings in the future.