Lotte Giants Park Se-woong and Na Kyun-ahn will pitch two more games and one more game, respectively, before joining the Korean National Team for the Asian Games.
Lotte Giants acting manager Lee Jong-woon spoke about Park Se-woong and Na Kyun-ahn’s upcoming pitching schedules in an interview before their game against the Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Sajik Stadium in Busan on Friday.토토사이트
Park Se-woong and Na Kyun-ahn, who lead Lotte’s starting lineup, have been selected to represent the Korean baseball team at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which will be held on March 23. The national team is scheduled to call up its players on March 23. Park is 6-7 with a 3.44 ERA in 24 games (136 innings) this season, while Na is 6-6 with a 3.45 ERA in 21 games (120 innings).
Lotte had announced Park Se-woong as its starter against the KIA in Gwangju on April 14, but the game was canceled due to rain, and the team changed its starting pitcher to Charlie Barnes. Acting manager Lee Jong-woon said, “I’m thinking of letting Park Se-woong pitch one game and then one more, but we have to see how things go. For now, Park Se-woong will start tomorrow,” Lee said.
Na Kyun-ahn, who caused controversy by throwing 110 pitches against KT on March 27, 115 pitches against Samsung Electronics on March 6, and 122 pitches against NC on March 12, is expected to throw only one more game before joining the Asian Games team. Manager Lee Jong-woon said, “I’m thinking of giving Na Gyun-an a good rest after throwing only one game. He’s not in a position to push himself right now, so that’s how we scheduled his pitching schedule.”
Prior to Sutton’s resignation, Lotte made a concerted effort to make the postseason, using Barnes and Aaron Wilkerson in a four-day rest rotation. However, they are currently in seventh place in the league (56 wins and 64 losses). They are seven games behind fifth-place SSG (62 wins, 2 ties, 56 losses).
Coach Lee Jong-woon said, “Barnes had a four-day rotation, but I don’t think it’s a four-day rotation anymore because there are rest days in the rest of the schedule. There will be some games with five days off in the middle,” Lee said, suggesting that Barnes and Wilkerson will now play a normal starting rotation.