Everyone can see for themselves next week whether they can go to the Asian Games or not.

NC Dinos’ left-handed ace Koo Chang-mo completed live pitching safely. On the schedule, he will throw one inning in the Futures League against Sangmu at Masan Stadium at 11 a.m. on the 16th and if there is no problem, he will be called up to the first division next week to play as a bullpen pitcher.

Koo Chang-mo held a live pitching at Masan Stadium, NC’s Futures League stadium, on the morning of the 13th. As coach Kang In-kwon predicted the previous day, he threw a total of 30 pitches, divided into two rounds of 15 each. He threw 17 fastballs and shot up to 140 kilometers. He also threw five sliders, six forkballs, and two curves to check his arm’s condition according to the pitch.스포츠토토

After finishing live pitching, Koo Chang-mo said, “I stepped on the mound after a long time. There was no big problem with the arms, and overall, it felt good”It was time to check the breaking ball and set position. “The ball speed is also rising little by little, and I have confidence that the ball power will come up as I play in the future,” he said.

The reason why all baseball fans are paying attention to Koo Chang-mo is whether he will participate in the Asian Games. If it’s a healthy Koo Chang-mo we’ve seen, he’s a left-handed pitcher enough to be the ace of the national team. It is clear that he is a representative left-handed pitcher who can continue the genealogy of the national left-handed ace after Ryu Hyun-jin, Kim Kwang-hyun, and Yang Hyun-jong. The problem is health. Health has been bothering him all along and this year too.

If he’s throwing the ball without a problem, everyone doesn’t have to worry. Koo Chang-mo hopes to play the role of an ace in important games such as matches against Taiwan and finals, but it is unclear whether he can throw more than one inning or throw two consecutive days even if he takes the mound as a bullpen.

Koo Chang-mo was rather calm at a time when he was arguing about whether to vote for him or not. “I don’t think the Asian Games are something I can decide,” Koo Chang-mo said honestly, “I want to do everything I can in a given position.” “I want to prepare well until the end and repay the team that has not been helpful due to a long absence. “I will play baseball healthy and confidently so as not to disappoint those who have trusted and waited,” he said.

On June 2, Koo Chang-mo sprayed five balls from the Jamsil LG Twins and voluntarily replaced them, complaining of discomfort in his left arm. In the end, he started playing catch ball in late August, almost three months after being out of power due to a left forearm injury, and came this far.

Considering Koo Chang-mo’s rehabilitation schedule so far, it is not easy to start at the Asian Games. The national team has to decide whether to pick Koo Chang-mo as a bullpen pitcher and throw him, and in the end, the first-tier pitching is expected to be a showcase next week.

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