I think it will be a big hidden card in fall baseball.”
Pitcher Eom Sang-baek, whom we had been desperately waiting for, is back. After returning from rehabilitation for a micro-fracture in his rib, he pitched his first live pitch since returning from injury.안전놀이터
Eom Sang-baek conducted a live pitching at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 18th. This was his first live pitch since being sidelined with microfractures in his ribs in late August.
Eom Sang-baek faced teammates Anthony Alford, Park Byeong-ho, Kang Baek-ho, and Cho Yong-ho. He threw 30 pitches, checking his changeup, slider, and fastball. The highest speed was 142 km.
Park Byeong-ho and Alford, who watched Eom Sang-baek’s pitch directly from the batter’s box, gave a thumbs up to the pitch. Park Byeong-ho said, “Eom Sang-baek was very good. He has a good ball, and I think he will be a big hidden card in fall baseball.” Alford also said, “I had never played against him since we were on the same team, b
This season, Eom Sang-baek performed well in the starting lineup. He appeared in 20 games (19 starts) and contributed to the KT mound by recording 7 wins, 6 losses, and an ERA of 3.63 in 111⅔ innings. In particular, from late July to mid-August, when KT’s momentum was at its peak, they succeeded in four consecutive wins against difficult teams such as NC Dinos, SSG Landers, Hanwha Eagles, and Doosan Bears.
Because he is such an eom Sang-baek, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol is also welcoming his return. This is because he has high utilization as he can be used in any situation the team wants, not only because of his outstanding ability, but also because he has extensive experience in both starting and bullpen positions.
Manager Lee said, “If (minor injuries to Ko Young-pyo, Wes Benjamin, etc.) are all okay, I would like to use (Eom) Sang-baek in the middle. Even though the number of pitches is not enough, he has experience,” and added, “We will have two practice games before the postseason.” “We will prepare for the number of pitches up to 60,” he explained.
If Eom Sang-baek returns to the mound, KT’s pitching staff could become even more vital.
After the live pitching, Eom Sang-baek said, “It’s been a while since I pitched, so it wasn’t 100%, but I focused on putting the ball in the strike zone. It was good to be able to check a variety of breaking balls. I’m satisfied because there was no pain or awkwardness while pitching.” revealed.