“Write down what you feel in every game” What was included in KIA’s new foreigner’s note?
“I write down what I felt in every game in a notebook.”
KIA Tigers Shawn Anderson took the mound as a starting pitcher in the home game against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League demonstration game held at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 20th.
Except for the second inning, where he gave up runs, the rest of the innings were clean. He was responsible for 5⅓ innings, giving up 3 hits, 3 walks, 1 strikeout and 1 run. He recorded 67 pitches and recorded a fastball speed of 151 km/h and an average speed of 146 km/h. After pitching, Anderson threw 22 more pitches out of the bullpen. 안전놀이터
Anderson recorded 3⅔ innings, 2 hits, 3 walks, 1 strikeout and 2 runs (visa book) against Kiwoom Heroes on the 15th, which was his first appearance in the exhibition game. This good pitch against LG erased the question mark that followed him after his first appearance.
After the game, Anderson said, “In today’s game, I focused on checking the fastball. Overall, the fastball was well controlled as I wanted, and I was satisfied with the out count by throwing the fastball from an advantageous count to the deciding ball. I pitched, and my physical condition is very good now.”
Anderson records pitches after each game. He said, “I write down the things I felt in each game. Today, I’m going to write down the things that the fastball strategy went well as I wanted, the balance was good, and the recovery between innings went well.”
Anderson then pointed out the points of improvement. “During the demonstration game, I checked pitches that are not often thrown, and the count was high, so I allowed a walk. As a starting pitcher, allowing a walk is not a good thing, but I think it’s okay because it’s a process of checking.”
Anderson will start the regular season after taking the mound for one more demonstration game. KIA will play the opening match against SSG Landers on April 1st. Anderson is likely to be the starting pitcher for the opening game.
Anderson said, “I am preparing to pitch in the best condition in the regular season by communicating with coach Myung-Won Jeong. I will increase the number of pitches in the next pitch and maintain my physical condition so that I can show a good image to the fans in the regular season.” revealed