KT Wiz was in the midst of an upward curve when on August 24, starting pitcher Uhm Sang-baek (27) was sidelined with a fractured rib. At the time, KT was on a roll, and the team’s four other starters (William Cuevas, Wes Benjamin, Young-pyo Ko, and Bae Jei-sung) were stable, so it was expected that the team would be able to hold on.바카라사이트
However, KT struggled in the first nine games of September, with a team ERA of 7.95. Kim Min-soo, who joined the starting rotation as a replacement for Uhm Sang-baek, didn’t have an easy time of it, going winless in two games in September, with an ERA of 15.00 (10 earned runs in six innings).
To make matters worse, Uhm’s return, which was initially expected to be a month away, has been delayed. With a 7-6 record and a 3.63 ERA in 20 games this season, the gap is no small one. Since the injured area directly affects his pitching, the bones must be fully attached before he can pitch in practice.
“I don’t think it will be easy for him to come back in the regular season,” KT manager Lee Kang-cheol said before the team’s away game against the Incheon SSG Landers on Wednesday. “I don’t think he’ll be able to come back until the postseason (PS). The bone will be attached by the end of this month, and he will start working out next month, but if he touches the ball, the regular season will be over.”
However, if Uhm can make it to the PS stage with a healthy body, that would be a big boost. Lee’s faith hasn’t changed either. “If he can come back in the PS, we’ll be lucky,” he said. “If he does, we’ll have one more pitcher in the middle. I’d be grateful if he could last one or two innings instead of many, but he’s a pitcher who can pitch back-to-back games. I hope (his rehabilitation) goes well.”