KT sidearm pitcher Seon-woo Lee (23), who has been in his 5th year, got his second chance to start. Another submarine pitcher, Lee Seon-woo, was dropped in the starting position where local ace Koh Young-pyo was canceled for rest. 토토사이트
On the 18th, Lee Seon-woo was predicted to be the starting pitcher for the match against Hanwha in Daejeon. While Ko Young-pyo skipped the rotation once while taking a break after the match against Suwon NC on the 12th, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol decided to give Lee Seon-woo a chance to start.
Lee Seon-woo, who was born in Yushingo and was nominated by KT in the 61st overall in the 2nd round of 7 in 2019, has a total of 24 games (32 innings) and 1 loss with an ERA of 3.94 in the 1st team and 3 seasons. He is playing for KT again from this season after completing military service as an active duty player.
He played in the first team for 70 days from his call-up in May until mid-July. He has a good performance with 19 losses and a 3.18 earned run average. In 28⅓ innings pitched, he struck out 22 while allowing only six walks.
He even had a chance to start. On June 10, against Suwon Kiwoom, he suffered a loss with 9 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 5 runs in 5 innings. He hit a home run with bases loaded by Kim Hye-seong in the second inning and allowed 5 runs in a big inning, but he lasted until the 5th inning without giving up any additional runs.
In this year’s 2nd Division Futures League, he fought hard with an average ERA of 2.08 with 2 wins, 2 losses and 1 save in 8 games, but he made a shutout in his most recent appearance. In the Futures League match against Samsung held on the 13th at Daegu Samsung Lions Park, he won 9 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, and no runs. He threw a total of 98 balls, and his control was good with 70 strikes and 28 balls. He used a changeup (25) and slider (21) centered on two-seam (52) for a maximum of 141 km.
Head coach Lee Kang-cheol said, ahead of the match against Hanwha on the 18th, “I am also curious about what Lee Seon-woo will do. He shutout the last game. He said that it worked well for him to give a speed deviation (with two seams) by lowering the velocity of his changeup by 2-3 km. Previously, the changeup was fast, so the timing of the fastball was caught.” “Opponent starter Moon Dong-ju is very good, but if Lee Seon-woo blocks it to some extent in the beginning, a fight in the second half of the game will be possible,” he expected.
Lee Seon-woo said, “It was effective to play aggressively (on the day of the closeout win), induce a hit, and create a quick outcount. Today, I will start again as a first team starter, and I am grateful for the opportunity. Through the part prepared by Futures, I want to show the pitching that I can confidently enter from the first pitch today. Futures coaches Jeon Byung-doo and Bao-yeol Bao encouraged me to pitch with confidence. He gained the confidence to throw my ball from the first pitch. He promised to show a strong image on the mound.”
Meanwhile, KT’s Kim Min-hyeok (left fielder) Bae Jeong-dae (center fielder) Hwang Jae-kyun (3rd baseman) Anthony Alford (designated hitter) Lee Ho-yeon (2nd baseman) Kim Jun-tae (catcher) Oh Yoon-seok (1st baseman) Ahn Chi-young (right fielder) Jang Jun-won (shortstop) The starting lineup was drawn up. Starting catcher Seong-Woo Jang and shortstop Kim Sang-Soo are out for a break. Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “The rankings have risen a lot, but now we have to pay attention to injury management. I have to win as many games as possible, but I try not to overwork the players. The injured should not come out here now,” he stressed.