LG Twins finisher Ko Woo-seok successfully completed his first appearance on the comeback.
Prior to the home game against the NC Dinos held in Jamsil on the 18th, Go Woo-seok registered for the first team and made his first appearance in the ninth inning that day. Go Woo-seok took the mound in the top of the 9th inning with the score tied 4-4, and ended the inning lightly with 3 strikeouts.
On this day, LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop said before the game, “(Go) Woo-suk plans to pitch in any situation today and check it.”
Go Woo-seok, who throws fastballs of up to 158 km, recorded 42 saves last year and became the save king, establishing himself as Korea’s representative finisher.
Of course, he was also selected for the WBC national team, but unfortunately there was an injury. During a practice match against the Orix Buffaloes held in Osaka, Japan with the tournament just around the corner, he felt pain in the muscles connected to his neck and shoulder, and voluntarily gave up. . He was diagnosed with supraspinatus muscle inflammation in his right shoulder when he had a check-up at LG, and immediately entered rehabilitation. After his pain went away, he focused on lifting his pitch. He raised his senses by 안전놀이터 throwing one inning twice in the Futures League, and finally came to the first team on the 18th.
After falling behind 2-4, at the end of the 8th inning Austin Dean tied the game with a two-run gun and tied the score at 4-4.
Ko Woo-seok, who stood on the mound with the support of LG fans on the first base side, started with a 151km first pitch to Park Min-woo, the leader, and continued to play a fastball match. He struck out with a swing with a 153km fastball in 2B2S ball count. 2nd Han Seok-hyun struck out on a swing in 1B2S with a curve with a big drop. Go Woo-seok’s highest speed recorded on the display board that day was 154 km, but the club measured it up to 156 km.
Ko Woo-seok does not appear in the game on the 19th even if there is a save situation. Because he decided not to fight this week. Director Yeom said, “Now that he comes up and plays, he will throw every other day. From next week, he will also have a series of fights.”