Lotte right-hander Na Gyun-an (25), who was out of action due to injury, is expected to return to the first team soon. Head coach Larry Sutton announced on the 15th ahead of the SSG game against Sajik, “Today, Na Kyun-an will appear in the Futures League game.” The Lotte Futures team will play KIA in Ulsan from 6:00 pm on this day. Earlier, on the 30th of last month, Kyun-an Na suffered a hamstring injury and was dropped from the first team entry and was placed on the injured list.
Coach Sutton explained, “Na Kyun-an has been rehabilitated well by pitching in the bullpen as planned.” If Na Kyun-an joins the squad as scheduled, Lotte’s starting rotation is expected to gain strength. Lotte’s concern in the second half was the sluggishness of domestic starting pitchers. 스포츠토토 Foreign pitchers such as Charlie Barnes and Aaron Wilkerson did their part by maintaining an ERA of 1 point in the second half, but the remaining domestic pitchers such as Park Se-woong, Lee In-bok, and Han Hyun-hee all recorded an ERA of 6 points or higher.
Na Gyun-an started 17 games this season and played an active role with 6 wins (4 losses) and an average ERA of 3.56. In the month of opening, he was selected as the KBO league’s April Monthly Most Valuable Player (MVP) with 4 wins and an average ERA of 1.34 in 5 games. Coach Sutton spared no advice for Park Se-woong, who was on the starting mound that day. Park Se-woong is not in a good condition recently with 4 losses and an average ERA of 6.75 in 4 games in the second half.
Coach Sutton said, “I hope Park Se-woong does not try to throw too perfectly, but focuses on the ability to throw where he wants and the control of the ball.” I want you to focus on yourself,” he said.