DH1 Complete victory, but couldn’t smile…face wrapped and emergency replacement NC Koo Chang-mo, left forearm discomfort ‘scheduled for hospital examination’

The 2023 KBO League game between the NC Dinos and LG Twins was held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 2nd. NC starting pitcher Koo Chang-mo is replaced in the bottom of the first inning after complaining of physical problems while pitching.

Jong-Ace had another emergency replacement. The NC Dinos won 7-0 against the KIA on the 27th at Changwon NC Park. Starting pitcher Song Myung-ki gave way to Koo Chang-mo after five innings of five-hit, four-walk, two-strikeout ball. Koo retired the side in order in the sixth and seventh innings and struck out the first batter he faced in the eighth, but was pulled after throwing three pitches against Kim Do-young after an infield single and a walk, complaining of discomfort in his left forearm. Koo had injured the same area in June and spent three months rehabbing after being diagnosed with a stress fracture.==

NC scored runs in the first and second innings to take the lead. In the bottom of the first inning, Park Min-woo singled to left-center and Park Gun-woo 바카라사이트 doubled to left-center, and Martin’s sacrifice fly and Kwon Hee-dong’s RBI single scored two runs. In the bottom of the second, Kim Han-byul singled and Son As-seob doubled to left center, and Park Min-woo tripled to score both runners for a 4-0 lead.

KIA had a chance to pull within a run in the bottom of the fifth with back-to-back singles by Park Chan-ho and Lee Chang-jin, but Ko Jong-wook struck out Song Myung-ki to end the threat. In the sixth inning, NC sent Koo Chang-mo to the mound to solidify the win. Koo seemed to be cruising as he retired the side in order in the sixth and seventh innings.

On June 2, Koo Chang-mo walked off the mound after complaining of sudden arm discomfort. He has yet to return this season. Sports Chosun DB
However, he ran into trouble in the eighth inning. After striking out the leadoff batter, Park Chan-ho, Koo gave up an infield single to Lee Chang-jin and a walk to Kim Ho-ryung to load the bases. Facing Kim Do-young, Koo fouled off two consecutive forked balls to get a favorable pitch count. But after three pitches and a 132-kilometer slider, Koo abruptly retreated to the back of the mound, where he was checked by trainers and coaches. He had a look of disappointment on his face. NC said, “Koo Chang-mo was replaced due to left forearm discomfort and is undergoing icing treatment and is scheduled for a hospital checkup.”

Doosan-NC game at NC Park in Changwon on April 24. Lim Jung-ho is pitching. After an inning of relief pitching by Lim Jeong-ho, NC scored three more runs in the bottom of the eighth to complete the six-run victory. NC bounced back from a 4-6 loss to KIA on the 26th to improve to 69-2 and 56-56 on the season. KIA was held scoreless in the first inning as starter Mario Sanchez gave up back-to-back runs in the first and second innings. KIA is now 62-2 and 62-2.

The two teams will play the second game of the doubleheader at the same venue. Lee Yi-ri will start for KIA and Tanner Telli for NC.

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