After recovering from a fatigue fracture of the ulna in his left arm, NC Dinos pitcher Koo Chang-mo’s first official game appearance has been postponed due to rain.
Koo was scheduled to start the second-team game against the Sangmu on Saturday, April 16, at Masan Stadium in Changwon. He was scheduled to pitch one inning, but it was postponed due to rain.메이저놀이터
NC has no Futures League games on Sunday, the 17th. Monday the 18th is a travel day. Their earliest game will be three days later on the 19th against Iksan KT. Changwon, which received a lot of rain on the 16th, has rain news for the next day, the 17th. It’s not easy to practice outdoors either.
In the end, they will have to wait until Tuesday, the 19th.
It was a crucial game that could determine the team’s return to the first team and, more importantly, their qualification for the Hangzhou Asian Games. As the date was pushed back, time was running out.
After three bullpen pitches and a 30-pitch live pitch, Koo Chang-mo was scheduled to pitch in the Futures League on the 16th and be called up to the first team next week.
NC manager Kang Myung-hyun announced the news of the live pitching on the 13th, saying, “If there is no discomfort or abnormality in the bullpen pitching on Saturday, we will raise him to the first team bullpen next week. I talked to him after he pitched, and he said it was good.”
Being called up to the bullpen is a kind of showcase for the Asian Games. It’s a way to show that you’re healthy and ready for the first team, as it takes longer to prepare for a starting role.
Koo will pitch two innings and throw about 30 pitches in a Futures League game on the 19th. The national team will be called up on the 23rd.
The KBO Strength and Conditioning Committee will finalize the list of players who will accompany the team to Hangzhou before the call-up. Other players are expected to fill the vacant spots of Ki Uhm and Lee Jung-hoo, who have been ruled out of the tournament due to injury. A final decision will also be made on the roster for Koo Chang-mo and Jang Hyun-seok.
Koo Chang-mo is running out of time to show what he can do in official matches. Depending on the situation, it’s possible that the Futures League will be his final rehearsal.