“It’s a loss if he’s out of the lineup”
Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop (47) expressed his disappointment over the departure of Park Chi-guk (25), who was part of the team’s pinch-hitting lineup.
Lee spoke about Park while meeting with reporters ahead of the team’s game against SSG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Wednesday. The game was canceled due to rain.
Park was removed from the first-team roster due to a sore right shoulder. Park, who has been an integral part of Doosan’s pitching staff this year with a 5-2 record, two saves and a 3.22 ERA in 50⅓ innings pitched in 58 games, was unable to continue pitching due to soreness in his right shoulder after throwing one inning of scoreless relief against Samsung Electronics in Jamsil on April 10.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “Park Chi-kook’s shoulder was not good after he pitched at Samsung Electronics. He woke up today (Nov. 13) and said it didn’t feel good, so I had a checkup at the hospital and it also said it didn’t feel good. I think it will take about 10 days. “I think it’s going to be about 10 days, but we’ll see how it goes,” he said, adding, “I think it’s going to be about three or four days and then I’ll start pitching if it’s pain-free. “I think it will be 10 days, but we have to see how it goes, and if it’s okay, I will register for the first team again after 10 days.
Doosan, currently ranked sixth, is closing in on fifth-place SSG by two games. This is the most crucial point for the team’s ticket to the fall baseball season. That’s why the injury absence is even more disappointing.
“(Park) Chi-guk-i has been playing an important role in the bullpen, so we will lose him,” said Lee Seung-yeop, “but (Kim) Kang-ryu is good and (Choi) Ji-gang-i got the win yesterday. We’ll try to play with the remaining players. It’s inevitable that some players will miss out due to injury.”
Initially, Doosan announced right-hander Park Shin-ji as the starter against SSG, but due to the rain cancellation, the team announced left-hander Choi Seung-yong as the starter against SSG in Jamsil on Thursday.
“There are quite a few games that Park Shin-ji hasn’t pitched due to rain, and if it was the beginning or middle of the season, we would definitely go in order, but we can’t afford that now. There are only 26 games left,” he said, adding, “I think the players understand that now.”
In addition to Park, Doosan also removed right-hander Kim Jung-woo from the first team roster. Kim joined SK (now SSG) in 2018 and was traded to Doosan this year. In a relief appearance for Jamsil Samsung on April 10, Kim did not fare well, giving up one run on two hits and two walks in ⅓ innings. In seven appearances for the first team this season, he has pitched 6⅔ innings with no wins and a 9.45 ERA.
Instead, Doosan called up left-hander Baek Seung-woo and right-hander Park So-joon to the first team roster. Seung-woo Baek has pitched four innings in six games for the first team this year, posting a 0.00 ERA. Park does not have a first-team record this year and has appeared in 22 games in 2021, posting four losses and a 5.73 ERA.메이저사이트
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “I had high hopes for Baek Seung-woo, and I tried to call him up to the first team in May, but his pace didn’t pick up as much as I thought it would. He was reported as ‘the best’ among the pitchers in the second team, and he is a left-handed resource, so I registered him.” “Park So-joon pitched three games in the Futures League after his elbow surgery, and his performance was very good. In fact, he hasn’t pitched in the first team for more than a year, so I’m not sure about using him when it’s important from the beginning, so I think we should see him in a relaxed situation first.”
Finally, Lee expressed his desire to “keep it simple” for Kwak Bin, the ‘homegrown ace’ who only pitched four innings against Hanwha in Jamsil the previous day, saying, “First of all, I’m thinking about the 17th and 22nd, but the 17th game is the key. It’s a very important game. If he overexerts himself, he may not be able to pitch on the 22nd.” Doosan will play against KIA in Gwangju on the 17th. On the 22nd, they will face Samsung in Daegu. Kwak Bin, who was selected for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, will join the national team on the 23rd.