Last year’s nightmare repeats… Foreign pitcher injured, missing 4-5 weeks… Injury at the end of September last year → PS failure
The LG Twins, whose leading solo system is slightly shaken, has a bad news for injury.
Foreign pitcher Plutko is expected to leave for 4-5 weeks due to injury. 2nd place KT has been chasing after with terrifying momentum lately, but it is an emergency for the starting mound. Kim Yun-sik, who improved his condition in the 2nd team, plans to fill the starting rotation without Plutko.
Plutko was canceled from the first team entry on the 29th. Plutko took the mound against Changwon NC on the 26th and threw 4 innings (80 pitches) before being replaced early due to injury. The LG club announced that “it was replaced to protect the player due to discomfort in the left adductor muscle.”
However, as a result of a detailed examination such as an MRI, it was revealed to be a bruise on his left pelvic bone. On the 29th, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said at Jamsil Stadium, “It is said that it will take four weeks.
The remaining game schedule was announced until October 10, and it was expected to return in early October.
Plutko has appeared in 21 games this season, recording an ERA of 11-3 with a 2.41 ERA. When Kelly was sluggish, Plutko served as the first starting ace. After the first half, he had about two weeks to recharge, including the All-Star break. After his first appearance in the second half, he was diagnosed with Corona 19 and took another 10 days off. He threw four games in the second half and was at risk of injury.
It reminds me of last year’s nightmare. Plutko was unable to pitch normally due to back pain while warming up before starting the Incheon SSG match on September 25, the last day of last year’s regular season. He let out the first batter in the bottom of the first inning on four pitches of an automatic go and was replaced.
He was subsequently withdrawn from the first-team entry, and rehabilitated and trained until the playoffs. Plutko took the mound as a starting pitcher in the second game of the playoffs against Kiwoom on October 25, but was knocked out early with 8 hits and 6 runs in 1⅔ innings.
For the second consecutive year, he was caught up in an injury variable in an important match in the second half of the season. The key is whether he recovers to his best condition after his return.
Due to the absence of Plutko’s injury, Kim Yun-sik was given a chance to start. Kim Yun-sik appeared in 11 games until early June and was sluggish with an average ERA of 5.29 with 3 wins and 4 losses.토토사이트
Director Yeom judged that Yun-shik Kim was in poor physical condition, so he restored his physical condition from the basics, just like the spring camp in the 2nd team. He only trained for a month, and from mid-July, he participated in the Futures League and recorded an average ERA of 5.52 with 1 win and 1 loss in 4 games in the 2nd team.
Yunshik Kim was called up to the first team on the 29th. Manager Yeom said, “Yoon-sik will do well. I gave him enough time to prepare. I received reports that the 2nd team is getting better. I have prepared alternatives for these situations, so I have to deal with the vacancy of Plutko well.” In addition to Kim Yun-shik, Lee Min-ho and Kang Hyo-jong are rotating in the 2nd Army to prepare for the temporary selection.
LG gave Ham Deok-joo a break, a key player in the bullpen, while KT was chasing by 4.5 games. Ham Deok-ju was also excluded from the first team entry on the 29th. This is a break to prevent injury.
Ham Deok-joo pitched 55⅔innings in 57 games this season, recording 4 wins, 4 saves, 16 holds, and an ERA of 1.62. Compared to throwing 21 and 12⅔ innings in the first team due to injuries in 2021 and 2022, respectively, he digested a lot of innings. He exceeded 54⅔ innings and 55⅓ innings in Doosan in 2019 and 2020, when he was healthy.
Director Yeom said, “Perhaps it has been a long time since Deok-joo threw a lot of innings, his recovery was delayed a little after pitching.” “he explained.
A key pitcher in the bullpen will not be able to play in KT’s three consecutive games next week. Manager Yeom said, “I haven’t been good recently. My condition is not 100%. It is much more important when there are 30 games left than now. There is a high possibility of winning there.”