“We have to do it together like this” Pil Seung-jo of the 45 Hold in Iksan sat in front of the TV every night and shouted “KT beats!”
“I’m sorry I couldn’t be with you.”
KT Wiz Pil Seung-jo Ju Kwon (28) and Kim Min-soo (31) are currently staying in the rehabilitation group rather than the first team due to injuries. Sovereignty received a small injury to the right forearm muscle, and Kim Min-soo received a damage to the supraspinatus tendon of the right shoulder.
The two players are KT’s main bullpen. Sovereignty appeared in 58 games last season and recorded an average ERA of 3.91 with 3 wins, 3 losses, 1 save and 15 holds. He is from the 2020 Hold King. Kim Min-su played 76 games last season and had a personal career high season, ranking second in the hold category with 5 wins, 4 losses, 3 saves, and an average ERA of 1.90 with 30 holds.
The departure of the two players, who had to build the KT Pilseung Group with Park Young-hyun and Kim Jae-yoon, came painfully. New pitchers such as Son Dong-hyeon and Cho Yi-hyeon exerted their strength, but they clearly had limitations. In addition, due to the injuries of the beasts, KT was unable to rebound easily.
In the end, KT fell into a swamp with 1 draw and 9 losses and 9 consecutive losses during 10 matches from SSG Landers on April 20th to Samsung Lions on April 30th. It has been about 7 years since the 2016 season, the second season of its foundation, that KT fell into a 9-game losing streak. The ranking also fell to 9th place.
Ju-kwon and Kim Min-soo, who were in the midst of rehabilitation training at the KT Futures training center located in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, couldn’t be at ease. After the rehabilitation training, the two roommates watched the KT game in front of the TV every evening and cheered on their teammates.
Ju Kwon, who we met in Iksan on the 2nd, said, “After exercising, I go to the dorm, turn on the TV, and watch a baseball game. He keeps a close eye on the pitchers in the middle coming up and throwing. He also seemed to see our team saying, ‘Please win, win’.”
Kim Min-soo also said, “Even if I smile like this, it’s not comfortable. I watch the KT game with my roommate Kwon, and I wanted to feel less sorry. And since it’s our team, I had no choice but to take care of it. It’s good if it goes well, but since the team is lagging, my heart is heavy and it’s not comfortable.”
All the players in KT’s first team are squeezing their strength. Amidst the demons of injury, there are only a handful of players who are in normal condition. Even in difficult situations, first-team players always put first the players who are struggling in the rehabilitation group and futures. They are always expressing their sincerity that they want to come up in a normal condition, not in a hurry, and show a beautiful performance together.
Kim Min-soo said, “I am so grateful to our team players. Our team’s beast and pitcher, let alone (Park) Kyung-soo hyung, got a call. (Go) Young-pyo hyung, (Kim) Jae-yoon hyung, and (Park) Young-hyeon hyung always contact me and ask if I’m okay and worry about my physical condition. Same goes for coaches. In fact, through the coaching staff, I would share, report, receive, and know my physical condition and various parts, but whenever I contacted them personally and showed the nuance of ‘missing’, the players couldn’t help but feel grateful.”
He continued, “It’s not that hard. Rather, it seems that the one-team mindset has grown even more since we couldn’t be together. I feel closer to my teammates. I think the players here should help the team by making their bodies better,” he said with strength.토토사이트
Did you hear the words of ‘KT win’ shouted in Iksan at SSG Landers Field in Incheon? KT succeeded in escaping from 9 consecutive losses by winning 11-4 against SSG on the 2nd. Starter Wes Benjamin played the role of an ace, throwing 3 runs in 6 innings. In addition, Kim Min-hyeok went 4 at-bats with 4 hits, Jang Seong-woo went 5 at-bats with 2 hits and 4 runs, and Kim Joon-tae went 5 at-bats with 1 hit (1 home run) and 2 RBIs.
In KT, the injured are returning little by little. Park Byeong-ho was able to return early with a 1-week diagnosis instead of a 3-week diagnosis, and Ju Kwon and Kim Min-soo, who are sweating heavily in the rehabilitation group, are also improving their condition smoothly. And Joon Sohn, who left at the beginning of the season, returns as a starter on the 3rd.
KT’s season has just begun.