. It was to participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), which opened in early March. It would be fortunate if it was done under the best conditions, but it was difficult to properly improve the condition due to the tight schedule going back and forth between the United States, Korea and Japan. It would have been rewarding if the WBC results were good, but the players’ sense of deprivation would have increased with the ‘Tokyo Dome disaster’.
As the opening 메이저사이트month of the 2023 season passes, the aftereffects of the WBC are appearing. The pitch decline of sensitive pitchers is more evident.
First of all, in LG and NC, finishers were eliminated from the first team. Ko Woo-suk, who was unable to climb the WBC mound because he complained of shoulder pain during a practice game ahead of the opening of the WBC, was registered in the first team on the 18th of last month, long after the opening of the league. Ko Woo-seok, who had been fighting 5 games in a row with no runs, collapsed with 4 runs in 0.1 innings against KIA on the 30th of last month. Ko Woo-seok, who complained of discomfort in his lower back after the game, was diagnosed with muscle pain. He is expected to take over a week to recover. NC finisher Lee Yong-chan also went scoreless in 7 consecutive games after the opening, but was shaken by conceding goals in the last 4 games. On the 23rd of last month, against Lotte, it collapsed greatly with 5 runs in 1 inning. His season record was 1 win, 1 loss, 5 saves, and an ERA of 6.35. NC went down to the 2nd team to give Lee Yong-chan a break.
KT, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, who was in charge of the WBC team’s command tower, is mired in a 9-game losing streak until the 1st due to line injuries to key players. To make matters worse, the fourth batter, Park Byeong-ho, also injured his left hamstring and was eliminated from the first team on the 1st. On the 2nd of last month, right after the opening of Sohn Joon-do, KT disappeared from the first team after being diagnosed with a right forearm sprain after 2.1 innings and 9 runs against LG.
Coach Kim In-sik, who led the national team to runner-up in the 2009 WBC, failed to renew the contract as his team, Hanhwa, fell to the bottom in the 2009 KBO League. If KT’s performance is poor this season, the problem of the professional team coach’s dual job as a national team may come to the fore again.
In addition, LG Oh Ji-hwan was excluded from the entry on the 8th of last month due to microscopic damage to the oblique muscle, and KIA Na Seong-beom is still concentrating on treatment without being able to make his name in the opening entry due to calf muscle damage.
The national team players currently playing in the first team are not showing results that match their skills. SSG Kim Gwang-hyun won two wins, but his average ERA reached 5.00, and Lotte Park Se-woong, who boasted the best pitch in the national team, is also sluggish with one loss and an average ERA of 5.12 without a win. LG bullpen nucleus Jung Woo-young also recorded 6 holds, but he has already suffered 3 losses and his ERA is high at 4.22.