On the 25th, when there is no baseball, KIA and SSG canceled two and three players, respectively. As the main players left side by side due to injuries, both teams with red flags in the five-round fight have headaches.
Outfielder Choi Hyung-woo and infielder Hwang Dae-in were canceled for sixth-place KIA, which is chasing fifth-place SSG by one game. Choi Hyung-woo lost another center hitter following Na Sung-beom (damaged hamstring muscle) due to the season out due to injury.
Choi Hyung-woo, who sprinted to first base after hitting an infield hit to second base in the seventh inning against KT in Gwangju on the 24th, fell while trying to avoid a collision with opposing first baseman Park Byung-ho. The left shoulder hit the ground hard and complained of pain. As a result of the examination, it was confirmed that the left clavicle fracture and shoulder joint were damaged. The rehabilitation of Choi Hyung-woo, who will undergo a clavicle fixation on the 26th, will take about four months.
Hwang Dae-in, who was expected to fill Choi Hyung-woo’s void, was also excluded from the entry. Hwang Dae-in has been sluggish this season with a batting average of .213 (37 hits in 174 at-bats) and five home runs and 26 RBIs and OPS.618. Even after returning to the first division in September, he struggled with a batting average of 12.9 (four hits in 31 at-bats) and two home runs, four RBIs, and OPS.656 in 14 games. In the last eight games, he had no hits in 18 at-bats and eight strikeouts, showing a significant slump.
With both Na Sung-bum and Choi Hyung-woo ending the season due to injuries, even Hwang Dae-in continues to wander, increasing KIA’s central batting line. Foreign hitter Socrates Brito is more likely to be intensively checked. 스포츠토토
SSS, which has a long way to go to keep fifth place, also excluded three pitchers, Kirk McCarty, Park Jong-hoon and Shin Heon-min, from the first division entry.
McCarty excluded from the entry due to injury. McCarty, who started against Lotte in Munhak on the 23rd, threw only two innings and went down. While playing defense, he felt pain in his right radiative muscle and was replaced to protect the player, but as a result of the examination on the 25th, he was found to need stability for two weeks due to damage to his internal abdominal muscles.
Even if he recovers within two weeks, he must go through the process of preparing to pitch again. It takes at least three weeks to return, making it difficult to return within the regular season, which is about three weeks away. It is a big negative factor for SSG, where every game is the final due to the fight for fifth place.
McCarty recorded 116 strikeouts with nine wins and five losses and a 3.39 ERA in 24 games (130 innings) this season. He showed stability as the quality start No. 13, but after a month-long absence due to an anterior arm injury from the end of June, he failed to pass the prescribed inning due to the injury, revealing durability problems.
Underhand Park Jong-hoon also went down to the second division with McCarty. Park Jong-hoon, who has already been notified of his fifth move to the second division this year alone, is having a career low season with two wins, six losses and a 6.19 ERA in 18 games (16 starts, 80 innings). His ball control collapsed to the extent that he had more walks (60) than striking out (56).
After returning to the first division on the 8th, he played two games as relief, but collapsed with six hits (one homer) in three innings, five walks, two strikeouts, and seven runs. He took the mound in the fifth inning with one out and no runners in the game against Lotte on the 24th, but was substituted after allowing a run by walking, hitting, and consecutive walks.
In addition, second-year right-hander Shin Heon-min was also canceled on the same day. He has an ERA of 6.00 this year without losing or losing 11 games (12 innings) in the first division. He pitched in the ninth inning against Lotte on Monday, but was shaken up by allowing two hits, two walks and two runs (one earned) in one inning.