When Choi Won-tae joined, a foreign ace left… Plutco could not pitch this week due to Corona 19 confirmation
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop reported Plutco’s confirmation of COVID-19 prior to the 10th game of the season against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 1st.
Originally, Plutko should have started the away game against Doosan Bears on the 30th of last month, but he could not come to the stadium due to flu and high fever symptoms. He hasn’t been expunged from the roster, but it’s impossible to get on the mound this week.
https://displayad.zum.com/NetInsight/html/zum/news/newspage@newszum_pc_250Fortunately, Choi Won-tae’s joining did not cause a big gap. Lee Jeong-yong and Lee Ji-gang, who have experience in starting this season, will fill the void left by Plutco. On the 2nd and 3rd against Kiwoom, Lee Jung-yong and Casey Kelly will be on the starting mound, respectively, and on the 4th against Daegu Samsung Lions, Lee Ji-gang will be on the starting mound.
Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop said, “I think we should delay Plutko’s pitching schedule altogether. Since the period was too long after a few days after he was confirmed, I think it’s safe to go in after pitching once, so I think we need to adjust the schedule.” If there are no major problems, Plutko will start against the KIA Tigers in Gwangju on the 8th.
Meanwhile, LG called outfielder Lee Jae-won before the game that day. Oh Seok-joo, who went down to the 2nd Army the day before, was filled in. Lee Jae-won was immediately named to the starting lineup as the designated hitter number 6. At the same time, starting outfielder Kim Hyun-soo was left out of the lineup. Although there is no particular problem, the command tower explains that they have considered securing pinch hitters and stamina arrangements.
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “I’m not in bad shape, I’m going to appoint Kim Hyun-soo as a pinch hitter when it’s important. I don’t have a pinch hitter card, so I plan to use the main player like this from time to time.” I think it would be better to start as soon as I get in the first team after the evaluation that I have improved.”
Hong Chang-ki (right fielder) – Moon Seong-joo (left fielder) – Moon Bo-gyeong (3rd baseman) – Austin (1st baseman) – Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop) – Lee Jae-won (designated hitter) – Park Dong-won (catcher) – Park Hae-min (center fielder) – Son Ho-young (2nd baseman) The lineup was organized in order. Starting pitcher Lim Chan-gyu.