Warning message from the head coach’ Ace with 11 wins in the first half → leaves due to injury → returns after taking off the veil


LG Twins’ ace Adam Plutko (32), who even received a warning message from the head coach, returns without a veil.

LG Twins manager Yeom Kyeong-yeop met with reporters at Jamsil Stadium on the 26th and said of Plutko, “We will have him pitch at least once during the regular season. That way, me and the coaching staff can check his condition. If he is not good enough, we can have him prepare for the rest of the season.” “If your performance is not up, you have to keep playing and keep playing,” he said.

He continued, “We will absolutely do our best to check Plutco’s condition. It can be said to be uneasy to enter the postseason without that work. There is a big difference between what you see in a practice game and what you see in an actual game. We have time to make a decision. “There must be this,” he emphasized.

Plutko, who joined the LG Twins last year, started 28 games and showed his best performance with 15 wins, 5 losses, and an average ERA of 2.39. While he pitched 162 innings, he struck out 149 batters. He ranked third in the league in earned run average. There was no reason for LG to miss out on a foreign pitcher who performed so well. After the end of the season, he renewed his contract for a total of $1.4 million ($300,000 contract deposit, $800,000 annual salary, $300,000 incentive), and was placed alongside another ace, Casey Kelly.토토사이트

The good performance continued this season. His record this season is 11 wins, 3 losses, and an ERA of 2.41. In particular, in the first half of the year, he pitched outstandingly, just like last year, with 11 wins, 1 loss, and an average ERA of 2.21. However, in the second half of the season, his mood began to change little by little. He faltered in 4 games, with no wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 3.38. Finally, in the NC game on August 26th, he left the mound early after allowing 1 run in 4 innings. The reason was his poor physical condition, and as a result of the examination, he was diagnosed with a left pelvic bruise. At the time, it was predicted that recovery would take about 4 to 5 weeks.

Now, a month has passed and Plutco is also in the process of returning. On the 23rd, he joined the first team and performed bullpen pitching. If there is no problem with his physical condition, he will likely be put into actual play soon. For LG, which is aiming for the presidency, it is very important for Plutco to return to normal condition. In particular, it can be said that an ace’s performance is extremely necessary in short-term games where the starting fight is the priority.

In addition, Plutco went through a similar procedure at the end of last season and collapsed at a critical moment. Plutko took a break for about a month before the end of last year’s season, complaining of symptoms of phlegm. Like this year, there was a long gap at the end of the season. He then started immediately in the second game of the playoffs against Kiwoom Heroes on October 25 last year, but after 1⅔ innings, 7 hits, 1 strikeout, and 6 runs (4 earned), he left the mound without completing the second inning. At that time, the team ended up losing 6-7, and LG suffered the bitter taste of elimination by losing both the 3rd and 4th games.

LG believes that it should never follow this same path again. Previously, Coach Yeom delivered a strong warning message to Plutko, saying, “I don’t just let the players do whatever they want. This is all I can do.” In the end, it means that you will definitely get on the mound in practice at least once. Coach Yeom said, “Originally, we talked about the 2nd (against Suwon KT) as the starting date, but I think we will have to watch how it progresses. It would be good if it ends the same way as the season. If a problem is found, we must clearly spend time preparing accordingly. “That’s why I will throw at least one game,” he said emphatically again.

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