KIA + Loyalty that decided ‘not now but in the future’…Hwang Dong-ha’s shoulders are heavier

Both the team and the players also predicted the future ahead of the present. KIA Tigers left-hander Young Gun Lee Eui-ri will let go of the ball for a while. Hwang Dong-ha, who was playing as a substitute starter, will continue to receive opportunities for the time being.

“Iri will undergo reconstruction of the internal ligament and bone fragment removal on her left elbow,” Kia’s team said on Tuesday. The schedule may be adjusted depending on her recovery, but a normal recovery and rehabilitation period is required for about one year. In fact, Iri will not be able to take the mound for the rest of the season.업소알바

Lee Eui-ri performed a detailed examination of the injured area at multiple hospitals on May 31 and June 1, and was diagnosed with damage to the ligament in his left elbow as a result of the examination. He was found to be capable of both injection treatment, rehabilitation, and surgery.

Both the player and the club had to be carefully chosen. If you look at the team’s situation right now, Lee may continue throwing balls, but rehabilitation alone has its limitations. In particular, Lee is a player who is responsible not only for this season but also for the future of the team. Lee, now in his fourth year as a professional, had to think about his future. In the end, Kia decided to have a meeting with Lee to carry out the surgery, and Lee will take the surgery as soon as the date is set.

Ahead of Game 9 of the season against KT Wiz, KIA manager Lee Bum-ho said, “It would have been difficult to make a decision on surgery because I knew how Lee felt, and I had a strong will to throw it,” but explained, “I thought it would be better to clean up and go clean than to keep throwing the ball as I have some stiff symptoms and bone fragments this year.”

As the surgery has been decided, the coach believes that both players and the team should focus on the post-operative process. “I think the team should prepare quickly for itself and the team. It is time for both the team and the players to think and study for a quick return,” Lee said.

KIA, which needs to minimize the gap in objection, plans to use Hwang Dong-ha and Lim Ki-young as starters, along with Yang Hyun-jong, James Nail, and Yoon Young-chul, who were previous starters. In the case of Cam Aldred, who was recruited as a substitute for Will Crow, more time is needed considering the visa issuance process and the actual schedule for the game.

The most noticeable thing is that Hwang Dong-ha, who served as an alternative starter for a month in May, continued to receive the opportunity to start. KIA has prepared pitchers that can be used as starters to prepare for variables such as the occurrence of injured players since the beginning of the season, and as a result, Hwang Dong-ha, trusted by the head coach, will continue to rotate the starting rotation.

Hwang Dong-ha has played in nine ⅔ this season, recording two wins and two losses and a 4.28 ERA in 33 games, and has taken the mound as a starter in the last six games, starting with the game against LG in Jamsil on April 27. In his first alternative start, he was sluggish with six hits (two homers) and two strikeouts and five runs in three ⅔, but he showed a gradual improvement over time.

He was responsible for five consecutive innings, including the match against Hanwha in Gwangju on the 3rd, the first round of the SSG doubleheader on the 12th, the match against NC in Changwon on the 18th, and the match against Doosan in Gwangju on the 24th. In particular, against NC in Changwon on the 30th of last month, he earned his second win of the season with a quality start (more than six innings and less than three earned runs) with eight hits (two home runs) and two strikeouts in six innings.

“If I am appointed as a starting pitcher instead of a bullpen, I want to prepare well and secure an opportunity,” Hwang Dong-ha said at the Canberra spring camp in Australia in February. “I haven’t set a specific goal, but I want to try as much as I can. I want to play more games than last year (13 games). My goal is to play in about 20 games.” At the current pace, it will not be difficult to achieve my goal. He has become more responsible.

“Since (Hwang) Dong-ha is doing so well, I think we should continue to use him as a starter,” manager Lee Bum-ho said. “If (Im) Ki-young throws well against Lotte in Gwangju on the 4th, he may have a problem, but I have to see him throw that day. As Ki-young is an experienced and versatile pitcher, it would be much better for the team to bring him two innings each in the middle.”

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