Unwanted gum baseball follows.
Pro baseball NC cruises beyond expectations. As of the 21st, with 10 wins and 7 losses, it is in 3rd place behind the win rate without riding in 2nd place SSG. Although they are on a two-game losing streak, their initial momentum is still not bad enough that they reached the 10-win notice before first-place LG. It is a transformation of the 6th place team last season.
Yang Eui-ji, Noh Jin-hyeok, 토토사이트and Won Jong-hyun left in the off-season free agent market, and even Drew Luchinski, who played the role of an ace for four seasons, returned to the United States. Everyone classified NC as a weak team. However, the dinosaur corps escaped all predictions.
They came together under the leadership of coach Kang In-kwon, who rose to the official command tower after serving as acting manager. On the mound, Eric Peddy and Song Myung-ki got off to a great start, and Koo Chang-mo came back to life. In the bullpen, reliable closer Lee Yong-chan stands up. In the other lineup, Park Min-woo, who wields a hard hit, is at the center, and Park Kun-woo and Son Ah-seop are in good health.
Even a well-to-do house has concerns. It’s because of the wounded soldiers who connect the line. Emergency lights were turned on first in the foreign squad. Pitcher Taylor Widener was sidelined before the start of the season with a back injury. Outfielder Jason Martin also disappeared after being diagnosed with an internal oblique muscle injury after feeling discomfort in his right side on the 4th.
Unexpected accidents also overlapped. On the 14th, in the game against SSG Incheon, main catcher Park Se-hyeok was hit in the head with a bat by Guillermo Heredia’s backswing, and he had the affected part sewn up and was excluded from the first team entry. The very next day (15th), Seo Ho-cheol was hit by Seo Jin-yong’s headshot and was excluded from the entry.
It wasn’t over. In the game against LG in Jamsil on the 19th, veteran infielder Park Seok-min grabbed his right hamstring and collapsed while sprinting to first base. He, too, could not avoid being excluded from the entry the next day.
The face of the chief cannot help but be dark. Director Kang said, “Park Seok-min is resting for a while and concentrating on treatment. He cannot yet specify the timing of his return, and we have to watch the speed of his recovery.”
Then, he smiled bitterly, saying, “It seems that I only brief the injured list every day.” It’s because the team’s performance is in compliance right now, but if there are people who keep dropping out, it’s because they know very well that it’s not strange if the flow breaks at any time. The second straight loss against LG could be a sign of that.
Fortunately, there is a road. Director Kang said, “Seo Ho-cheol recovers quickly. From the 21st, normal training will be conducted in the training group. Martin also had a good examination result on the 19th. Now, we will begin step-by-step technical training.”
It is definitely a good thing for NC, which endured with gums. Paradoxically, it also enjoys the effect of thickening the depth. Director Kang smiled and said, “I want to see all of them,” revealing his anticipation for the complete group.