Good news was delivered to the KT Wiz, who finished the pennant race early and is preparing for the postseason (PS). Sidearm pitcher Eom Sang-baek (27) has begun preparations for PS sortie.
Eom Sang-baek performed live pitching during team training held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 18th. He threw about 30 pitches against batters. There were no major abnormalities after pitching, and except for velocity, other measured values did not appear to be significantly different from before the injury. During the remaining period until the playoffs (PO), the velocity will be raised and the number of pitches will be increased. KT coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “Fortunately, (Eom) Sangbaek came back in good shape. We plan to increase the number of pitching pitches to 60 before the first PO game. “I plan to use him as a middle pitcher rather than a starter,” he said.
Eom Sang-baek suffered a fractured rib in late August, ending his season early. There was a question mark over his PS appearance, but his speed of recovery is fast and he is preparing for his PS appearance. He started consistently this season, recording 7 wins, 6 losses, and an earned run average (ERA) of 3.63 in 20 games. However, he is expected to appear as a bullpen in PS. He has experience pitching as a bullpen in the past regular season as well as PS.스포츠토토
After finishing pitching, Eom Sang-baek said, “It’s been a while since I threw a ball from the mound. “It was good that he threw a lot of fastballs and breaking balls into the strike zone,” he said. “Many things, including balance, were awkward, but it can be improved.” He continued, “The moment we confirmed second place in the regular season, I watched from outside the team. There was also some regret left. Due to injury, he was unable to win his 10th season and pitch in regulation innings. “I will do my best in the role given to me so that PS can shake off those regrets,” he pledged.