Ace’s first victory led the command tower to ‘broadly open’… “I will continue to play a good role”

“(Koo Chang-mo) had a part in the second half of the game that he couldn’t win because he didn’t receive scoring support from the other line (unfortunately). I think he will do a good job in the future.”

When the story of ace Koo Chang-mo’s first victory came out, a bright smile spread across NC Dinos coach Kang In-kwon’s face.

Coach Kang mentioned Koo Chang-mo’s first win ahead of an away game against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 professional baseball KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul on the 12th.

NC coach Kang In-kwon메이저사이트 smiled brightly at the news of Ace Chang-mo Koo’s first win. Photo = Reporter Cheon Jeong-hwan
Gu Chang-mo, who had been far from winning despite not bad pitching until the 10th, finally won his first win against Suwon KT Wiz on the 11th with 6.1 innings, 5 hits, 1 walk, 10 strikeouts and 1 run.

Manager Kang In-kwon said, “(Gu Chang-mo) pitched well except for the first two games. However, there was a part in the second half of the game (unfortunately) that he could not win because he did not receive scoring support from the other line,” he said. While reducing the curve, he increased the strike rate with three pitches: a fastball, a splitter, and a slider. He pitched well. He got his first win of the season, so I think he will play a good role in the future,” he raised his thumbs up.

When will Taylor Widener, a foreign pitcher who has yet to make his debut due to an injury, return?

Manager Kang said, “Right now, the bullpen (pitching) is finished. Tomorrow, live pitching is scheduled for 20 pitches twice, a total of 40 pitches, and I will pitch in the Futures League on the 18th.” I think I can climb,” he said.

If Widener returns, NC will have a 1-2-3 selection leading to Widener, Eric Peddy, and Koo Chang-mo. Director Kang In-kwon said, “This is the starting lineup that I expected during the camp. If only Widener returns normally at the end of May, adapts, and shows himself, I think he will be a starter that is not inferior to other teams.”

Lee Yong-joon, who is starting as a starter on this day, is showing good form this year. Before this Kiwoom match, his performance was 2 wins and 1 loss with an average ERA of 1.14 in 5 appearances. Recognized for his performance, he is being mentioned as a candidate for Rookie of the Year, although it is still early in the season.

Coach Kang said, “(Lee Yong-joon) showed good pitching when starting last year. He had a hard time playing because something didn’t go smoothly. I think he’s pitching well this year, though, because he seems to be putting everything he has into the game. He has the value of pitches and he is doing well as a starter in all areas.”

At the same time, manager Kang In-kwon said, “I think Lee Yong-jun has the most potential (Rookie of the Year) in terms of starting pitchers. He has enough qualities as a Rookie of the Year if he does as he does now in the remaining games. I will continue to support and support him from the side,” he said, hoping for Lee Yong-jun’s steady promotion, saying, “First of all, if you don’t dwell too much on that and just keep your pace, there will be good results.”

On the other hand, NC, led by Lee Yong-jun, Son Ah-seop (designated hitter) – Park Min-woo (2nd baseman) – Park Kun-woo (right fielder) – Jason Martin (center fielder) – Kim Seong-wook (left fielder) – Park Se-hyeok (catcher) – Oh Young-soo (1st baseman) – Kim Joo-won ( Shortstop) – Do Tae-hun (third baseman) was named in the starting lineup.

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