NC Dinos Koo Chang-mo (26) swallowed regret as he failed to become a winning pitcher even with perfect pitches in 8.2 innings.
NC won 1-0 after an overtime match at the end of the 10th inning against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon at 5 pm on the 15th.
Prior to the game on this day, Chang-mo Koo started two games this season and recorded an ERA of 8.00 in 9 innings, and fell into a slump. However, in this game, he fired a flare of revival by recording 8.2 scoreless innings, 3 hits, 1 walk, and 9 strikeouts.
In an interview after the game, Koo Chang-mo expressed his short impressions, saying, “It seems like I’m interviewing (a distinguished player) after a long time.”카지노사이트
Regarding the part where Song Myeong-gi’s starting date changed due to his symptoms of phlegm, Koo Chang-mo said, “Dam gets better every day, so I thought it would be okay if I took a day off, so I asked (Song) Myung-gi to postpone the pitching. I’ll give it to you,” he said with a smile.
According to the existing starting rotation, Chang-mo Koo was supposed to pitch yesterday (14th), but changed the date with Myeong-ki Song because he felt a symptom in his throat. Song Myung-ki took part one day earlier than the original scheduled date.
Regarding the preparations he made before going to the mound that day, Chang-mo Koo said, “In the previous two games, I couldn’t throw my ball and pitched without confidence. The coach and the coach also said that the ball was good, but he seemed to think a lot on the mound, so I threw it simply. prepared for it,” he explained.
He continued, “In today’s game (15th), I pitched in the way I threw it as it was when the sign came out, and (Ahn) Joong-yeol led well, so I was able to get good results today” and “I think the splitter worked well. My ball was good too. However, Joong-yeol guided my brother well so that he could throw good balls, and he scored a lot of strikes,” he expressed his gratitude to catcher Ahn Jung-yeol.
Regarding whether it was burdensome to not be able to score in the other line during the regular innings, Koo Chang-mo said, “The game was going fast, so I couldn’t let go of my tension.”
In addition, to the question of whether he scored after making two outs in the 9th inning and whether he had any regrets about missing the first win of the season, Chang-mo Koo said, “(Song) Myung-gi, (Lee) Yong-jun, (Shin) Min-hyeok, and (Eric) Peddy also this season. I got the win, but I was the only one who couldn’t. The kids teased me and I wanted to win somehow, but it was regrettable. But it’s okay because I won after scoring later.”
Even though Koo Chang-mo did not allow a run until the 2nd out at the end of the 9th inning that day, he did not become a winning pitcher because he was not supported by the NC lineup. The NC lineup failed to score a single hit during 9 innings. However, after Koo Chang-mo went off the mound, Park Min-woo scored the team’s first hit and final blow in the top of the 10th inning, and the team won 1-0. In the end, the winning pitcher on this day went to Lee Yong-chan, who inherited the mound from Koo Chang-mo. It was a disappointing result for Gu Chang-mo.
However, Koo Chang-mo showed perfect pitching in today’s game, washing away the sluggishness in the last game and regaining confidence. Attention is focusing on whether returning ace Koo Chang-mo will be able to win his first win of the season in the next game.