KT Wiz, who was drawing an upward curve with well-organized power, faced a variable. Starting pitcher Eom Sang-baek has left the line 메이저놀이터.
Prior to the home game against the KIA Tigers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 24th, KT excluded pitcher Eom Sang-baek from the first team entry. KT was the only team that changed the first team entry on this day.
This season, Eom Sang-baek continued his upward trend with an average ERA of 3.63 with 7 wins and 6 losses in 20 games and 111⅔ innings. Through May and June, I showed a little uneasiness, but I gradually found a sense of stability. In particular, Eom Sang-baek won four consecutive starts against Changwon NC Dinos on the 28th of last month, and in the most recent appearance against Suwon KIA Tigers on the 22nd, he scored 5 hits (1 home run), 3 walks, 4 strikeouts and 4 runs in 5⅔ innings.
Even with So-Jun Sohn ending the season early due to an injury, KT was able to minimize the gap for So-Jun Sohn, thanks to Eom Sang-baek, along with Bae Seong-seong, who served as an axis of the starting lineup. Even from Eom Sang-baek’s point of view, ‘motivation’ was clear as he look
In terms of grades alone, there is no reason for Eom Sang-baek to go down to the 2nd team, but it was none other than ‘injury’ that held him back. Currently, it is difficult to pitch normally due to flank pain, so KT decided to skip a turn in the starting rotation and watch Eom Sang-baek’s physical condition.
A KT club official said in a phone call with Xports News, “Eom Sang-baek had pain in the right latissimus dorsi muscle, so he was examined, but there were no abnormal findings.” condition explained.
While the replacement selection to be put into Eom Sang-baek’s place has not yet been confirmed, KT plans to call up pitcher Jo Yi-hyun to the first team ahead of the Busan Lotte Giants game on the 25th.
Meanwhile, coach Kim Yeon-hoon, who stayed in the 2nd team, was registered as an entry for the 1st team. Coach Park Jeong-hwan was infected with Corona 19 and could not be with the players for the time being, and coach Kim fills the void.