The name is the successor of Gwang Hyeon-jong, but he still has 0 wins…
NC native ace Koo Chang-mo (26) failed to win his first win of the season again. On the 3rd, Changwon Koo made 4 hits (1 home run), 6 strikeouts, 2 walks and 2 runs in 5 innings against Changwon LG and became a losing pitcher. 2 losses without a win in 6 games this season, ERA 3.82.
It wasn’t an overwhelming performance, but there were days when I threw well and didn’t win. It was the same on this day, and on April 15, Incheon SSG match 8 ⅔ innings, 3 hits, 9 strikeouts, 1 walk, no run, and on April 21, Changwon Lotte match 6 innings, 4 hits, 7 strikeouts, 1 walk, no run.
In fact, the Gwangju KIA game on April 27 also became a losing pitcher with 4 hits, 6 strikeouts, 1 walk and 5 runs in 6⅔ innings, but it was a game that challenged the perfect game by not sending a single runner to the base until the 7th inning. After Perfect was broken, it collapsed, but it was completely out of the WBC and sluggish appearance at the beginning of the season. On the day when Gu Chang-mo went out, the batting line did not burst coolly.
According to the baseball statistics site Statties, this season, Chang-mo Gu has an average fastball of 143.7 km. It’s slightly down from his 144.1km last year, but he’s not slow paced for a lefty. However, he throws sliders, splitters, and curveballs in near-consistent form without relying on speed.
There is another point to note here. It is a catcher that matches the breath. On April 2, the first appearance of the season, backup Ahn Joong-yeol, not starter Park Se-hyuk, played in all five games except for the Daegu Samsung game. Director Kang In-kwon evaluated that Park Se-hyuk was temporarily absent due to a head injury, and when Ahn Joong-yeol matched Gu Chang-mo once or twice, the breathing was better than expected.
Coach Kang said, “The last two or three games against Ahn Joong-yeol were good. He’s trying to tune in that way. breathing is not bad Park Se-hyeok alone cannot lead all games. For now, I think of breathing with Ahn Joong-yeol.”
Ahn Joong-yeol is weak at hitting, but his defense is good. He saw it as a good fit for his personality. Director Kang said, “Gu Chang-mo is meticulous, but he is a meticulous personality who has to take every part perfectly, such as trying to throw perfectly. An Joong-yeol is aggressive, unlike his appearance. He prefers to be aggressive in terms of lead, ball distribution and game management. In that respect, the sum is good.”
In other words, it is more suitable to attach a catcher who moves boldly and aggressively than to lead a meticulous pitcher into an overly stable and defensive manner. Director Kang’s opinion is that the recent sense of stability of Gu Chang-mo also has a stake in Ahn Joong-yeol. It could be that Gu Chang-mo prefers An Joong-yeol.
However, if Seung-woon does not follow even after one month of opening, it seems necessary to make changes to change the mood. It is all the more so because there is no problem at the technical level internally. Although Koo Chang-mo played poorly in the first game of the season with Park Se-hyuk, Park Se-hyuk is still the main catcher. Anyway, as Gu Chang-mo, Park Se-hyeok and Ahn Joong-yeol are catchers who have to go together. 크크크벳
Both are still in the process of getting along with NC pitchers as transfer students. There is no guarantee that the first win will come out even if the catcher changes, but NC needs to somehow revive the spirit of the ace. It will be interesting to watch Kang’s selection, a former catcher and battery coach.