NC Koo Chang-mo, who completed his first match in 109 days, will immediately join the first team. Regardless of whether he is called up to the national team or not, he plans to appear as a middle pitcher in the first team in at least one game this week.메이저놀이터
NC coach Kang In-kwon said about Koo Chang-mo, who appeared in the Futures League game on the 19th ahead of the Jamsil game against Doosan, “First of all, he threw 27 balls in two innings. He didn’t seem to have any problems after throwing. “I will decide after today’s game, but I am thinking about a call-up tomorrow.”
Koo Chang-mo gave up 1 hit, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts, and no runs in 2 innings in the Futures League game against KT held in Iksan on this day. According to Coach Kang, he recorded a maximum fastball speed of 146 km and an average speed of 144 km. Regarding the appointment after the call-up, Coach Kang said, “Because I threw today, I don’t know if there will be a series of pitches tomorrow. First of all, I will come tomorrow to check my physical condition and consider fighting. “He will be used as a middle pitcher,” he said.
Koo Chang-mo was included in the national team for the Hangzhou Asian Games to be convened on the 23rd. However, as it has been 109 days since Koo Chang-mo pitched against LG in Jamsil on June 2, coach Ryu Joong-il and the Strengthening Committee are closely watching Koo Chang-mo’s condition. If Koo Chang-mo joins the national team on the day of convocation as planned, there are not many games left in which NC can use Koo Chang-mo on the first team stage.
When advancing to the postseason after the Asian Games, Koo Chang-mo is more likely to pitch as a starter rather than a midfielder. Coach Kang said, “I think I will be a starter in the postseason. “Now he is filling the number of pitches, but by then the number of pitches will reach a certain level,” he said. “Even if he doesn’t throw 100 pitches, 80 pitches is enough to become a starter.” “If he hits 80 pitches, he will be a starter in the postseason.”
Koo Chang-mo started 9 games this season and went 47 innings, recording 1 win, 3 losses, and an ERA of 3.26. The national team as well as the NC mound are expected to be significantly affected by the actions of Koo Chang-mo, who played his first actual game after his injury.
Meanwhile, on this day, the NC team consisted of Son Ah-seop (designated hitter) ~ Park Min-woo (second baseman) ~ Park Geon-woo (right fielder) ~ Martin (center fielder) ~ Kwon Hee-dong (left fielder) ~ Seo Ho-cheol (third baseman) ~ Yoon Hyeong-jun (first baseman) ~ Kim Hyeong-jun (catcher) ~ The lineup was made with Kim Joo-won (shortstop). The starting pitcher is Ace Peddie.