The most complete high school pitcher in baseball is now in the “unfinished” column. Can he show a different side in the regular season with a month left?
The Lotte Giants designated pitcher Kim Jin-wook for assignment ahead of their game against the LG Twins in Jamsil on April 22. Kim was designated for assignment.
The game was canceled at 4:40 p.m. due to heavy rain. Kim’s comeback to the first team was postponed. Aaron Wilkerson and Lee Jung-yong will be back in the rotation for the 23rd game, which has been pushed back by one day.
LOTTE coach Larry Sutton looked a bit tired even with the extra day off. After a midweek series sweep of the SSG Landers to start a three-game winning streak, they dropped an unexpected sweep to the bottom-ranked Kiwoom Heroes over the weekend. All three games were come-from-behind losses.
So the rain was a welcome relief. While Wilkerson’s start will be pushed back a day, it will give the bullpen a much-needed rest.메이저놀이터
They won’t have to worry about filling the starting spot left vacant by Lee In-bok’s absence. Sutton said, “We were preparing to start Jae-min Shim on the 24th like we did last time. But because of the rain, Wilkerson will start again tomorrow and Barnes will start on the 24th,” Sutton explained.
In addition, Kim Jin-wook returned to the first team. It’s another boost to a tired bullpen. “He definitely has the stats to help the team,” Sutton said.
“He can start in relief (like Jae-min Shim), he can go one inning, he can go one out against lefties. When he’s getting strikes, he’s a great addition to the team. Jin-wook Kim and Jae-min Shim are going to help our bullpen a lot this week.”