‘Feeling better’ Plutko to start Aug. 8 vs. KIA…Kelly to adjust pitch spacing
LG Twins foreign pitcher Adam Plutko, whose physical condition has improved, will make a normal start.
LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop announced on June 6 that Plutko will take the mound against the Gwangju Kia Tigers on June 8 in the 12th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Samsung Lions at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu.
Previously, Plutko was unable to make the starting rotation as scheduled after complaining of cold symptoms, and he has been out of the game for some time after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Considering that his most recent appearance was on the 25th against the Suwon KT Wiz, it wasn’t a long break, but the coaching staff gave Plutko time to prepare, considering the player’s practical experience.
“He seemed to suffer from a high fever for a day or two,” said Yoon Kyung-yeop. He had been training this week, and he could have played on the fourth day, but it didn’t seem right for him to play without training. It was a big delay in the schedule.”
However, another foreign pitcher, Casey Kelly, will be delayed a bit longer than expected. Although her injury is not serious, she still needs time to recuperate after being hit by a pitch during the Jamsil Kiwoom Heroes game on March 3. “The area where he was hit by the ball is bruised, so I’m going to give him more rest and pitch him about a week apart,” said manager Yoon Kyung-yeop, explaining why he decided to reschedule Kelly’s appearance.토토사이트
Meanwhile, LG, which will try to snap a two-game losing streak against Samsung, has lined up Hong Chang-ki (right fielder), Moon Sung-joo (left fielder), Kim Hyun-soo (designated hitter), Austin Dean (first baseman), Oh Ji-hwan (shortstop), Moon Bo-kyung (third baseman), Park Dong-won (catcher), Park Hae-min (center fielder), and Shin Min-jae (second baseman). The starting pitcher is Im Chan-kyu.