On August 24, when KT Wiz was on an upward curve, they faced bad news when starting pitcher Eom Sang-baek (27) left the team due to a rib fracture. At the time, KT’s flow was very good, and the four other starting pitchers (William Cuevas, Wes Benjamin, Go Young-pyo, Bae Je-seong) except Eom Sang-baek were stable, so it was expected that they would be able to endure somehow.
However, KT suffered from the team’s starting pitcher’s earned run average (ERA) of 7.95 in the first nine games of September. Kim Min, who joined the starting rotation as a replacement for Eom Sang-baek, had a difficult time managing the game as he was shaken with no wins, 1 loss, and an ERA of 15.00 (6 innings, 10 earned runs) in 2 games in September.
To make matters worse, Eom Sang-baek’s return, which was originally expected to be one month later, was delayed. The absence of Eom Sang-baek, who played with 7 wins, 6 losses and an ERA of 3.63 in 20 games this season, is not small at all. Because his injured area directly affects his pitching, he can only pitch in practice when his bones are completely healed.카지노
Before the away game against Incheon SSG Landers on the 12th, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “I don’t think it will be easy for (Eom Sang-baek) to return within the regular season,” and added, “I think he can only come out in the postseason (PS). “I will have my bones strengthened by the end of this month, and I will start exercising next month, but the regular season will end as soon as I touch the ball,” he said.
However, if Eom Sang-baek can step on the PS stage in good health, that alone will be a great help. Director Lee’s beliefs also remain unchanged. He said, “It would be fortunate if Eom Sang-baek could come back even during the PS season,” and “If that happens, we can get at least one more middle pitcher. He is a pitcher who is grateful even if he only lasts for 1 or 2 innings, not many innings, but is capable of throwing consecutive pitches. I hope (rehabilitation) goes well.”