The second game of the LG-KIA double header on the 9th. KIA starter Lee Eui-ri struck out LG leadoff hitter Kim Hyeon-soo in the top of the 5th inning when the score was 3-4. Although the number of pitches reached 85, there seemed to be no problem in staying on the mound a little longer.
But at that moment, pitching coach Seo Jae-eung and trainer visited the mound, and an unusual atmosphere flowed. The callus on Lee Ui-ri’s left middle finger had peeled off. Lee Ui-ri could not throw the ball any more.
In the absence of foreign pitcher Mario Sanchez due to injury, another variable in the starting lineup has arisen, raising concerns on the KIA bench. It wasn’t just KIA’s job. It was also an issue that the coaching staff of the Hangzhou national team, which will convene on the 22nd, had to look into.먹튀검증
Above all, the national team is likely to have increasing concerns about using left-handed pitchers. This national team selected 12 pitchers, 3 of which were left-handers. First of all, Koo Chang-mo (NC), who was initially expected to perform well as an ace, recovered enough to do bullpen pitching after his injury, but has not yet been brought up to practice mode. First of all, it is important to prove your physical condition through actual pitching, even if only briefly. However, no matter what the results are, it appears that the national team’s coaching staff will need to consider concretizing Koo Chang-mo’s role.
Excluding Koo Chang-mo, only Lee Ui-ri and KIA setup man Choi Ji-min, who appeared in the game today, are on the left shoulder of the national team.
Lee Ui-ri is also injured and his pace is not good recently. He missed one rotation due to a left shoulder sprain and returned in the Munhak SSG game on the 3rd, but was shaken by allowing 4 hits (2 home runs), 3 walks, and 4 runs in 3 innings. On this day, at LG, he struggled with poor ball control in the early stages before suddenly coming off the mound, 4.1. He performed poorly during the inning, allowing 3 hits, 5 walks, and 4 runs (3 earned).
Setup man Choi Ji-min has a steady pace. As of the 9th, Choi Ji-min has appeared in 53 games, pitched 54.1 innings, and has an ERA of 2.15. Although he was briefly shaken around the All-Star break, he is stable enough to have an ERA of 0.87 in 10.1 innings in 13 games since August. Excluding Choi Ji-min, the professional relievers of this national team are right-handed pitchers such as Ko Woo-seok, Jung Woo-young (LG), and Park Young-hyun (KT).
The national team in Group B of this tournament will start with the Hong Kong match on October 1st and play the second match against Chinese Taipei on the 2nd. On the 3rd, there will be a match against the countries that passed the preliminary round. Afterwards, the top two teams from each group advance to the super round based on their results from the group stage. They will play against the 1st and 2nd place teams in Group A on the 5th and 6th, advancing to the finals on the 7th.
Four starting pitchers are needed. Excluding left-handers, there are professional starting resources such as Kwak Bin (Doosan), Park Se-woong and Na Kyun-an (Lotte), Moon Dong-ju (Hanwha), and Won Tae-in (Samsung), so there is no problem with numbers. However, it is unlikely that the use of left-handed pitchers will increase depending on the characteristics of the opposing team. Checking their physical condition and finding ways to utilize them are one of the tasks for national team coach Ryu Joong-il.