Lotte Giants foreign ace Dan Strayley finished his first bullpen pitching on the second day of spring camp. Pitching coach Bae Young-soo, who watched Strayley’s pitching, said, “I’m not worried. I made the best body on my own,” he praised.
Strayley pitched about 40 pitches to the bullpen at the Dededo Sports Complex on the 3rd. He did not make separate measures of restraint. However, by showing off his heavy pitch, expectations for this season were raised to the fullest. “The season is more important than now,” said Coach Bae, raising his thumb. I will take the lead in improving my physical condition in line with the regular season,” he explained.
On this day, Strayley worked with catcher Yoo Kang-nam, who newly joined this year. Strayley smiled at each of Yoo Kang-nam’s framing throughout the bullpen pitching. Gangnam Yoo also exclaimed at each of Strayley’s balls, encouraging him.
Even after the bullpen pitching was over, we continued to talk and get to know each other. As a battery that has to lead the game together throughout this season, we went through the process of getting together for the first time.
Yoo Kang-nam showed off his compatibility with right-handed foreign aces such as Tyler Wilson and Casey Kelly at LG. He met another type of foreign player on his new team. Kangnam Yoo said, “The quality of all pitches is good. Kelly draws a two-seam trajectory and falls toward the body, but Strayley feels like a fastball rising.” There are times when I feel dangerous for certain pitches, but Strayley doesn’t seem to have that. I am already looking forward to the season.” 안전놀이터
Meanwhile, another foreign pitcher, Charlie Barnes, will make his first bullpen pitching on the 4th. Also, the bullpen partner will be Yoo Kang-nam.