Left-hander Koo Chang-mo (NC Dinos) returned from injury in the second team ahead of being called up to the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team.
Koo Chang-mo started as a starter in the visiting game against KT Wiz of the Futures (2nd team) League held at Iksan Stadium in Jeonbuk on the 19th.
Koo Chang-mo threw 27 balls against 7 batters in 2 innings, allowing 1 hit, 2 strikeouts, and no runs.
On this day, Koo Chang-mo threw 20 fastballs, 5 sliders, and 2 forks.
Velocity was measured at 138-145 km/h for fastballs and 130-135 km/h for sliders.
It has been 109 days since Koo Chang-mo’s actual appearance on the mound against the LG Twins in Jamsil on June 2.
Koo Chang-mo, who threw five balls at the time and voluntarily gave up a kick, was diagnosed with muscle damage in his left forearm (between the elbow and wrist), and upon subsequent re-examination, a stress fracture in his left arm was also discovered.
Accordingly, Koo Chang-mo was left out of the first-team lineup and took a break, and starting with catch last month, he improved his senses through bullpen pitching and live pitching.
Koo Chang-mo said through the NC team, “It’s been a while since I pitched in an official game, and I felt good overall. I’m glad I finished the given inning cleanly without worrying about my body.”
At the same time, he looked back and said, “The fastball was okay, and I didn’t throw many breaking balls, but I was satisfied,” and “I was nervous on the mound, but I finished well with a good lead from catcher Shin Yong-seok.”
NC coach Kang In-kwon was also pleased with the fact that Koo Chang-mo made his return game safely.
Coach Kang met with reporters ahead of the Doosan Bears game to be held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 19th and said, “There are no major abnormalities after throwing. They say there is no discomfort at the moment,” and “I plan to register for the first team around tomorrow (20th).” revealed.
The national baseball team will hold its first convocation training at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 23rd. The national team’s first opponent on October 1 is Hong Kong.
The best scenario is for Koo Chang-mo to regain his sense of real-life skills by the 22nd and then join the national team.안전놀이터
Coach Kang said, “I don’t have enough pitches as a starting pitcher yet, so I have to prepare as a middle pitcher. I pitched today (19th), so it may not be easy to take the mound tomorrow, but if I come, I will check my physical condition. If possible, I should try to pitch in a series.” “He added.
The NC bench’s plan is to use Koo Chang-mo as a starting pitcher after he returns to the national team.
Coach Kang said, “If we go to the postseason, Koo Chang-mo will of course be the starting pitcher,” and added, “Once he finishes playing for the national team, I think he will be in shape to throw around 80 pitches.”