From the bullpen Pil Seung-jo to the native ace… KT, ‘red light’ on the mound

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The mound of KT Wiz is suffering from an injury. This time, local ace So-Jun Sohn (21) left due to injury.

Prior to the Suwon KIA match on the 4th스포츠토토, KT canceled So-Jun Sohn from the first team entry, and registered left-hander Kim Tae-oh and right-hander Son Dong-hyun. According to director Lee Kang-cheol, So-jun So-jun is likely to need a two-week break due to forearm muscle pain.

Joon Sohn is one of the best domestic starting pitchers in the KBO League, with a record of 13-6 and an average ERA of 3.05 in 27 games in the 2022 season. Based on his performance last year, he was also promoted to the national team of the World Baseball Classic (WBC).

However, after returning from WBC, he slowed down somewhat with an average ERA of 6.14 (5 earned runs in 7⅓ innings) in two exhibition games. Then, on the 2nd, in the first appearance of the regular season, against the LG Twins, he was sluggish with 10 hits and 9 runs in 2⅓ innings and was knocked out early. So Joon So-jun, who is on break due to an injury, is filled by Bae-seong (27).

KT already had an emergency on the mound before the season started. Last year, Kim Min-soo (31) and Ju-kwon (28), who played an active part in the Pilseungjoo, were side by side withdrawn from power. On March 21st, Kim Min-soo (right shoulder supraspinatus) and Ju-kwon (right forearm muscle) were diagnosed that they needed to rest for two months side by side as a result of the checkup.

Kim Min-soo played an active role as the core of KT’s bullpen last year, recording an average ERA of 1.90 with 5 wins, 4 losses, 3 saves and 30 holds in 76 games. Sovereignty also played a part in the bullpen last year with a record of 3 wins, 3 losses, 1 save and 15 holds, an average ERA of 3.91 in 58 games.

From the beginning of the season, KT had a big hole in both the starter and the bullpen. In addition, even the main center fielder assignment team is missing due to a fracture in the back of the hand. KT, which experts predicted before the start of the season to be in the top ranks, is facing a major hurdle from the beginning of the season due to line injuries of key players.

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