Na Kyun-an (25), the native ace of the “Lotte Giants’ Human Victory Icon,” eventually broke away from the line with symptoms of elbow inflammation. Attention is focusing on whether veteran Cha Woo-chan (36) will join the starting rotation instead of him. The command tower opened all possibilities, saying, “It is one of the candidates for the replacement with high possibility.”바카라사이트
Lotte Giants coach Larry Sutton met with reporters and talked about Na Kyun-an ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League away game between KT Wiz and Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the afternoon of the 22nd.
Na Kyun-an started in an away game against KT held at the same place the day before (21st), but suffered a swaying defeat with 10 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 6 runs in 5 innings. His earned run average also rose to 3.14.
In particular, Na Kyun-an seemed to be on the verge of a quality start (less than 3 earned runs in 6 innings) by recording 3 runs until the 5th inning. However, he did not catch even one out count as he showed rapid hunting in the sixth inning. He conceded a point and virtually handed over the victory to KT, but felt uncomfortable on his elbow and could no longer spray the ball.
Prior to the game on the 22nd, an official from Lotte said, “Na Gyun-an underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination at Good Samsun Hospital. As a result, he received a finding of inflammation on the inside of his right elbow,” and said, “After treatment for 2-3 days, training is possible.” . However, the Lotte club excluded Kyun-an Na from the first team entry for management purposes. Now, Na Kyun-an will be transferred to the rehabilitation group on the 23rd and will focus on rehabilitation to return.
Coach Sutton said, “First of all, Kyun-an Na was scheduled to play on the 27th (for the home game against the Samsung Lions). It is time to prepare a replacement starting pitcher in advance. I have to do it. After today’s game, an away game against the LG Twins awaits.”
Regarding whether Cha Woo-chan will be selected as an alternative, Sutton said, “Currently, Cha Woo-chan is also one of the candidates with high potential.” We are sharing,” he said. “But the most important thing is today’s game. It is important to win today’s game and bring back the atmosphere. We will win today’s game against KT to create a good atmosphere. Also, the game with the LG Twins is also important.” he emphasized.
Cha Woo-chan is a veteran who played an active role as a left-handed pitcher representing the KBO League. He has no record of appearances last season and this season yet. His career record in the KBO League was 112 wins, 79 losses, 32 holds and 1 save. His career earned run average is 4.51.
Coach Sutton said, “The best scenario is for Na Kyun-an to take a break with rehabilitation for 10 days, then come back and join the starting rotation immediately. However, since he is injured, he has to keep checking every other day. We’ll have to wait and see,” he said.
Na Kyun-an played as a catcher and started transforming into a pitcher in the 2020 Futures League. In particular, he was honored with the KBO League Monthly MVP award, recording an average ERA of 1.34 with 4 wins and no losses in 5 games in April this year.
Along with Na Kyun-an’s good pitching, Lotte brought a fresh breeze to the KBO league with good results in the early stages of this season. However, it has been on a slight downward trend since June. The last 10 matches are 2 wins and 8 losses. The ranking also fell to 4th place before I knew it. As the win-loss margin has also decreased to +2, we have to worry about the 50% win rate.
It is painful to see the injured keep coming out. With Ahn Kwon-soo, Noh Jin-hyeok, and Jung Hoon all out due to injuries, now even Na Kyun-an has left the line. Coach Sutton said, “As the number of injured players on the team increased, the team pace also fell. I want to send a message to overcome the current situation as a team. All of our players have a desire to overcome. , And we have to focus on the present,” he encouraged the team.
On the other hand, on this day, Lotte had Koh Seung-min (1st baseman) – Yoon Dong-hee (right fielder) – Jeon Jun-woo (designated hitter) – Jack Rex (left fielder) – Ahn Chi-hong (2nd baseman) – Yoo Gang-nam (catcher) – Han Dong-hee (3rd baseman) – Park Seung-wook (shortstop) – The lineup was organized in order of Hwang Seong-bin (center fielder).