Hanwha right-hander Jang Min-jae (33) warmed up with a catch ball in the outfield on the 5th when the match against KT in Daejeon was canceled due to rain. After being away from the team for two days, he continued his routine for the next appearance as if nothing had happened.
Jang Min-jae suffered the death of his grandmother on the afternoon of the 2nd. On this evening, Jang Min-jae, who was preparing to pitch as a starting pitcher against Doosan in Jamsil, did not immediately hear the news of his grandmother’s death. There was an earnest request from Jang Min-jae’s family, who were worried that it might affect the game.
At the time,메이저놀이터 the team was in the midst of losing 5 games in a row, and starting pitcher Jang Min-jae played an important role. Jang Min-jae, who focused on the game under the consideration of his family, played a reverse fight with 4 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 5⅔ innings. Although he lost due to silence in the batting line, he did his part as a starter.
Only after coming down the mound from 2 out 2 base in the 6th inning did Jang Min-jae hear the news of his grandmother’s death. He was buried in tears and went down to Gwangju. After his funeral on the 4th, Jang Min-jae, who said goodbye to his maternal grandmother, returned to the team on the 5th.
He gave rice cakes and sikhye to the players and club staff who sent consolation. “Thank you for being with me in my great sorrow, which gave me a lot of strength and comfort. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Jang Min-jae said, “I didn’t know when I was throwing (against Doosan). He said that around 12:30 that afternoon, his maternal grandmother died, and his family deliberately did not tell me. After he got off the mound, he heard the news through the manager.”
He continued, “I had a special relationship with his maternal grandmother from an early age. Growing up in the hands of her maternal grandmother, she has a lot of affection. He often came to the stadium on the day I threw. Until recently, I came to Daejeon with my maternal grandfather and ate together… “I couldn’t speak.
As soon as the 3-day market is over, Jang Min-jae goes up to Daejeon, where the team is located, and prepares for the next game. Jang Min-jae, who threw 25⅔ innings in 5 games this season, is active as a key starter indispensable to the Hanwha mound with an average ERA of 2.81 with 1 win and 2 losses.