NC Dinos left-handed pitcher Gu Chang-mo, who took the mound after 16 days of recharging, felt uncomfortable in his left forearm (the part between the elbow and wrist) and was replaced after only throwing 5 balls.
Koo Chang-mo started in an away game against the LG Twins in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 2nd, but faced only one batter and was beaten.
At the end of the first inning, when the two teams faced each other 0-0, Chang-mo Koo, who was on the mound, treated Hong Chang-ki, LG’s first hitter, as a floating ball in center field, and then gestured toward the NC bench. Feeling uncomfortable with his left hand, he went down the mound on his own, and Choi Seong-young was put in as the second pitcher.
This match was the starting stage for Gu Chang-mo, which took place 16 days after the SSG Landers match on May 17th. Koo Chang-mo, who recorded an average ERA of 3.28 with 1 win and 3 losses in 8 games this season, was excluded from the first team entry for management on May 20th.
At the time, coach Kang In-kwon said, “Koo Chang-mo didn’t fall out because he was sick in some part. Last year, after playing 11 games, he felt uncomfortable (in the area of the left arm that had surgery) and took care of it. This year, I planned to give him a break at a similar point. As he also participated in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), he was canceled from the first-team entry a little earlier.”
Coach Kang set 100 as the expected number of pitches for Koo Chang-mo that day, but Koo Chang-mo threw only 5 pitches beyond his left arm.메이저놀이터
An official from the NC club said, “Gu Chang-mo felt uncomfortable in the left forearm and was replaced. He will go to the hospital and undergo a detailed examination.”