I think I will have to go through the ordeal at this level. KT, which fell to ninth place, continues to suffer evil spirits. It’s a terrible injury bad luck.
KT excluded infielder Hwang Jae-kyun (36) from the first team entry while the Daejeon Hanwha game on the 6th was canceled due to rain. After returning to the first team on the 29th of last month, he left again due to an injury 7 days later.
Hwang Jae-gyun메이저사이트 felt pain in his left foot during training in Daejeon the day before (5th) and went to the hospital. He was diagnosed with a microfracture in his left second toe and was told he would need treatment for about four weeks.
Injuries recurred in similar areas. On the 14th of last month against Hanwha in Suwon, Hwang Jae-kyun fell down after being hit with his left foot by his own foul hit during the 6th at-bat. He was hit in the foot, but tests showed no damage to his bones.
However, the pain did not go away, so the next day he was canceled from the first team entry. After controlling the pain for 12 days, he returned to the first team on the 29th after playing the 2nd-team Futures League game on the 27th and 28th of last month. However, he suffered another injury within a week and was unable to avoid a hiatus of at least a month.
It is a terrible injury for KT. Prior to the season, key players such as bullpen Pil Seung-jo pitcher Ju Kwon (Wan-geun Jeon), Min-soo Kim (shoulder ribs), and starting center fielder Bae Jeong-dae (back of the hand) have not returned due to injuries. Even after the opening, news of injuries continues.
Starting pitchers So Joon So (Wan Geun Jeon), Sang Baek Eom (elbow), first baseman Byeong Ho Park (hamstring), and Jae Gyun Hwang, who broke away twice, were injured one after another. Eom Sang-baek returned after a 2-week hiatus, and So-Jun So-jun after a 4-week hiatus. Park Byeong-ho is also not seriously injured, but a hiatus of more than 10 days is unavoidable. Just over a month into the opening season, seven key players have been missing from the roster more than once due to injuries.
KT, which has never built the best power, has also plummeted. April ended with a 9-game losing streak in 7 years, and after winning the first match in May, they lost 2 games in a row again. With a season record of 8 wins, 16 losses and 2 draws (a win rate of .333), they are being chased by Hanwha in 10th place (8 wins, 18 losses and 1 draw) by one game.
If they lose against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 7th, KT may fall behind in winning percentage and fall to the bottom. Based on the opening 20 games or more, the last time KT ranked 10th on the leaderboard was on May 10, 2019 (14 wins, 27 losses, .341 win rate).
Against Hanwha on the 7th, KT is trying to escape from losing streak by putting up sidearm Sangbaek Eom with an ERA of 0.53. With 160km fireballer Moon Dong-ju as the starter, Hanwha is aiming for the last place with the first three wins of the season.