Since the start of this season, injuries have continued to emerge from the NC Dinos starting lineup. Local ace Koo Chang-mo suffered another injury while recovering from muscle damage after starting against the LG Twins in Jamsil on the 2nd of this month. His stress fracture meant he needed more time to return. Lee Jae-hak, who joined the 1st team in May and did his part as a starter, was diagnosed with a metatarsal fracture after starting against Changwon LG on the 22nd and was sent down to the 2nd team. Choi Seong-young, who was mainly active in the bullpen but proved his potential as a substitute starter, got hit by a batted ball during the game. He avoided surgery, but the timing of his return is undetermined.
Like this, since the opening, the starting lineup that was initially envisioned has never been properly operated, so Shin Min-hyeok’s recent good fight was nothing more than welcome. Shin Min-hyeok pitched well against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil on the 28th with 6 innings and 1 run. He got three hits, including a solo home run, but was responsible for a long inning without four walks. It was a great harvest for both pitching and innings. This is an achievement achieved in 9 starts since the game against Changwon KT Wiz on April 11 (6 scoreless innings).
Shin Min-hyeok went to the 2nd Army once in late May. On the 15th of this month, he returned to the first team, but in the two games immediately after, he failed to fill 5 innings with 4.1 innings and 4.2 innings, respectively. He didn’t give up a lot of runs, but considering that he is a starting pitcher, his ability to digest innings was disappointing.토토사이트
NC coach Kang In-kwon praised Shin Min-hyeok in a meeting with reporters while the match against Doosan in Jamsil was canceled due to rain on the 29th. Director Kang said, “I liked how he used his pitches to the fullest on the pitch yesterday (28th). He effectively mixed various pitches such as changeup, slider, and two-seam fastball to deal with hitters.” He continued, “Above all, the important point is that he was responsible for six innings. There are still many injured players, so the team’s starting rotation is not stable. If Shin Min-hyuk and Song Myung-ki show good performances, I think it will help the team a lot,” he said, looking forward to steady pitching.