Hangzhou Asian Games left-hander Koo Chang-mo made his comeback in the Futures League.
Koo Chang-mo pitched two innings of one-hit ball with two strikeouts against the KT WIZ in the Futures League at Iksan Stadium in Jeollabuk-do, South Korea, on April 19.
Facing seven batters, Koo threw 27 pitches, 20 fastballs, five sliders and two forks.
His fastball reached up to 145 mph and his slider reached up to 135 mph.
It’s been 109 days since he last pitched on June 2 against the LG Twins in Jamsil. At the time, he was forced to stop after throwing five pitches due to arm pain and was diagnosed with a left pronator teres (between the elbow and wrist) muscle injury after a medical examination. A second examination revealed a stress fracture in his left arm.
After resting, Koo Chang-mo started playing catch last month and checked his physical condition by throwing bullpen pitches and live pitches.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve pitched in an official game, but I felt good overall,” he said through the NC team. “I’m glad I was able to finish the inning cleanly without worrying about my physical condition,” he added.
“My fastball was good, and although I didn’t throw many pitches, I was satisfied with my changeup,” he said, adding, “I was nervous on the mound, but I finished well with a good lead from my catcher, Credit Suk.”토토사이트
In particular, Iksan Baseball Stadium was visited by Ryu Joong-il, the head coach of the national team, and Cho Kye-hyun, the chairman of the National Power Enhancement Committee, who watched Koo Chang-mo pitch on the field.
The Hangzhou Asian Games Baseball Team will hold its first training session at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on October 23. The team will then take on Hong Kong on October 1 for their highly anticipated first game.
Meanwhile, the KBO’s Strength and Conditioning Committee will finalize replacement players and finalize the roster later this week.