Baseball’s Kiwoom Heroes ace Ahn Woo-jin, 24, was the league’s leading ace last year when he won the Golden Glove for pitching .This season, she continued her dominance, starting 24 games and posting a 2.39 ERA with 164 strikeouts in 150⅔ innings pitched .Even if his luck hasn’t been on his side and he’s only won nine games (seven losses), a number of detailed metrics show his power, including a .217 batting average and a 1.06 walks allowed per nine innings .However, the club is considering giving him a break as he has accumulated fatigue from pitching so much last year and this year.”He pitched over 220 innings, including the postseason last year, and his arm fatigue is very high,” said Kiwoom manager Hong Won-ki ahead of the team’s game against KT WIZ at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on April 1. “He is young and takes care of his body thoroughly, but we cannot ignore the accumulated fatigue. “On March 31, Ahn started against the Incheon SSG Landers and pitched six innings with five hits, one walk, three strikeouts and one run .Although he gave up the tying run out of the bullpen in the final inning and missed the chance to win his 10th game of the season, he did his job as a starter. However, Hong said, “Yesterday’s game was pretty bad from the first inning, and I was making pitches to get batters to hit. When you make certain movements on the mound (such as opening your arm), it means you’re uncomfortable,” he said. “It’s a shame because he’s trying his best to be an ace.”Kiwoom has rested Ahn twice this season, once in the first half and again in the second. “We gave him a break to finish the season, but it wasn’t enough,” Hong said, “We have to check his condition every day. “This season is not the end, but Ahn Woo-jin is growing into a player who will represent the KBO League. I think we need to think about whether we should try our best to the end while pushing ourselves too hard,” he said, hinting that he might take additional measures. On the same day, Ahn visited a hospital before the game and received treatment for his arm and blisters on his fingers .Kiwoom said, “He didn’t go to the doctor for an injury. He only received light physical therapy due to accumulated fatigue. “With only 21 games left in the regular season, Kiwoom is now effectively out of the running for the Fall League. The team is considering a range of options, from skipping a spot in the batting order to taking him off the roster for 10 days to having him sit out the season altogether. “It’s not like there’s anything wrong with him (like an injury), so it’s all about his will,” Hong said, but he’s cautiously optimistic that there will be time for the team to make a decision about the rest of the 토토사이트 season.

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