In the first game of a doubleheader against the Changwon KIA Tigers on Sunday (7-0 win), Koo Chang-mo took the mound as the second pitcher in the top of the sixth inning after starter Song Myung-ki (five scoreless innings).
However, after throwing three pitches to Kim Do-young with runners on first and second in the top of the eighth, he complained of pain and was replaced by Lim Jung-ho. He finished the day with 2.1 innings of one-hit ball with one strikeout.
Koo was sidelined with a fatigue fracture of the ulna in his left arm on June 2 against the LG Twins in Jamsil. He returned to the first team on June 20, but has been focusing on his club since the injury prevented him from making the final roster for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games (AG). 카지노사이트777
His comeback went smoothly. On the 22nd, he pitched 2.1 innings in relief against the LG Twins in Jamsil, giving up one hit, one walk, and striking out one.
His fastball averaged 141.3 kilometers per hour.
Kia, who took the mound after a four-day break, also pitched well, retiring the first six batters he faced – Kim Do-young (grounder to shortstop), Socrates Brito (foul fly to first base), Kim Sun-bin (grounder to third base), Lee Woo-sung (grounder to center field), Kim Tae-gun (grounder to third base), and Byun Woo-hyuk (grounder to second base) – in the sixth inning. He was flawless until the top of the eighth inning, when he allowed a run to score on an error by the third baseman and a walk.
However, while facing Kim Do-young, he felt something wrong with his arm and had to come off the mound. An NC team official said, “Koo Chang-mo was taken to the hospital. We need to see the results of the examination.”
Meanwhile, Koo is 1-3 with a 2.96 ERA in 11 games this season, including this one.