How will the LG Twins fill the gap left by closer pitcher Ko Woo-seok (25)?
LG Ko Woo-seok broke away from the front line on the 16th. Ko Woo-seok, who was selected for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) baseball team, felt pain in his neck and shoulder during a practice game against the Orix Buffaloes just before the tournament. In a local checkup in Japan, he was confirmed to have simple muscle pain, but attention was focused on his physical condition as he did not play a single game in the tournament.
Go Woo-seok, who entered the country스포츠토토 after being eliminated in the 1st round of the WBC, underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test at two domestic hospitals and found inflammation of the supraspinatus muscle, one of the rotator cuff muscles in his right shoulder. His views were different from those in Japan. The club announced, “I need two weeks of rest and medication.”
Yeom Gyeong-yeop, LG coach, said in a phone call with this magazine, “(The possibility of Ko Woo-seok’s opening match) is 50/50. On the 1st of next month, LG will start the regular season with two consecutive expeditions to Suwon KT Wiz. As announced by the club, if there is a two-week gap, it is not impossible to participate in the opening game.
However, he plans not to overdo it as it is inflammation in a sensitive area. This is because if the body condition is not 100%, it can lead to a bigger injury. A trainer from Team A said, “Inflammation in the supraspinatus is probably a problem caused by collision (friction). If friction is repeatedly applied, it can lead to rupture. Inflammation can be seen as a precursor symptom.”
Go Woo-seok was the king of salvation (42 saves) in the KBO League last year. He secured the back door of LG by achieving 40 saves (24 years, 1 month, 21 days), the youngest ever. Out of 6 closers who recorded 20 or more saves in the league, he had the fewest blown saves with 2. Hitting average (0.173) and on-base per inning allowed (WHIP 0.96) Everything was flawless. It is a big bad thing to play the season without Ko Woo-seok. Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop, who is about to take over his first season, plans not to rely on a specific player for Ko Woo-seok’s vacancy. “Until Go Woo-seok returns, three players
, including Jung Woo-young, Lee Jung-yong, and Lee Woo-chan, will take turns (serving as the finishing pitcher).” Last year, he became the king of holds (35) and built a fortress with Go Woo-seok. It is one of the league’s representative midfielder fights, enough to wear the Taegeuk mark in the WBC. Right-handed orthodox Lee Jeong-yong last season had 22 holds. For two consecutive years He has established himself as a member of the Pilseungjoo by doing more than 15 holds.Lee Woo-chan has a variety of uses as a left-handed pitcher.Last year, he appeared in 36 games and showed salty water pitching with an average ERA of 1.81 (44 and 2/3 innings).Right-handed hitter (0.187) and left-handed batters (0.183) hit rates were both stable at around 10. As the pitching types of the three players are different, the card can be different depending on the situation.
The advantages and disadvantages of group finishing are clear. It can be seen as a desperate measure in a situation where there is no starting pitcher, but LG’s judgment is different. We plan to show the beauty of appointment while easing the burden on the players. Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “I plan to operate it according to which batting order it takes, rather than deciding on one person.”