‘Call-up countdown’ NC Widener records 6K+149km/h in 2nd group

NC Dinos foreign pitcher Taylor Widener (29, NC Dinos) is about to register for the first team 스포츠토토.

On the 18th, Widener started against the Goyang Heroes in the Futures (second team) league held at Goyang Stadium in Gyeonggi-do, and recorded 1 hit and no runs in 3 innings. He allowed three walks but struck out six. 57 pitches. Strikes were 38, 66.7%. According to the club, the highest fastball speed was recorded up to 149 km / h, and the average speed was measured at 145 km / h.

NC coach Kang In-kwon said, “Rather than the meaning of the game, I checked the sense of the game and the pain in the injured area, etc., before the home game against SSG Landers was postponed on this day. He will be able to throw up to 100 pitches,” he said. Considering the schedule for the 2nd team, Widener’s registration for the 1st team is likely at the end of this month. NC will play 3 home matches against the Hanwha Eagles from the 26th, and after a day off, they will play 3 home matches against the Doosan Bears again from the 30th.

At the end of the exhibition match, Widener suffered back pain (discretion) and left the line. On April 1, joining the entry for the opening game failed, and he continued to build his body separately in the rehabilitation group. The hiatus was longer than expected, but I slowly picked up my body. On the 13th, live pitching increased the number of pitches with 40 pitches and actual pitching on the 18th. For NC, it is close to thousands of forces. Currently, the starting resources Shin Min-hyeok (7 game ERA, 5.46) and Song Myeong-ki (7 game ERA, 4.81) are not in perfect condition, and the burden on the bullpen is increasing. Eric Peddy, Koo Chang-mo, and Lee Yong-jun are struggling, but they needed ‘reinforcement’.

Widener signed a contract with NC in January for a total of $743,000 (990 million won, down payment of $145,000, annual salary of $598,000). A resource that put effort into recruitment as an ‘active big leaguer’. His career record in the Major League (MLB) was 49 games (13 starts), 2 wins, 3 losses, 3 holds, and an ERA of 4.26. He mixes a slider, changeup, and curve with a fastball that shoots up to 155km/h and a breaking ball.

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