The effect of a wing team dedicated catcher to the left arm of the national team. NC saw hope in losing
NC Dinos Gu Chang-mo has recently been playing with Ahn Joong-yeol more often on the mound.
Ahn Joong-yeol, who belonged to the Lotte Giants until last year, wore an NC uniform as a reward player for FA No Jin-hyuk. He plays a backup role behind Park Se-hyuk, who transferred from Doosan to NC as a free agent. However, on the day when Gu Chang-mo pitches, Ahn Joong-yeol protects the home as the main catcher. On the 27th, Ahn Joong-yeol replaced Park Se-hyuk in the starting lineup for the Gwangju KIA game.
The results were good. Koo Chang-mo pitched 8⅔ scoreless innings against Incheon SSG on the 15th and 6 scoreless innings against Changwon Lotte on the 21st, teaming up with Ahn Joong-yeol.
NC coach Kang In-kwon said, “For the time being, I plan to start Ahn Jung-yeol when Gu Chang-mo pitches.” Director Kang, who said, “Park Se-hyuk cannot be in charge of all the games alone,” said the reason for the choice, “Ahn Joong-yeol worked with Koo Chang-mo twice before, and it was fine.” “Gu Chang-mo has the personality to take everything perfectly on the mound, but Ahn Jung-yeol prefers aggressive pitching in all areas, such as game management and ball mixing,” he said. “The strengths of these two players appear to be in good harmony “he explained. ㅋㅋㅋ벳
The power of the Gu Chang-mo-Ahn Jung-yeol battery was also demonstrated in the KIA match. Gu Chang-mo showed perfect pitching that did not allow a single run to the KIA lineup until the 6th inning. Not only did he hit every corner of the strike zone, but he also led the opponent’s bat with bold pitches in the 2S. He threw a steady 66 pitches through the sixth inning. After one death in the 7th inning, Kim Seon-bin’s missed ball led to a hit, and the perfect march was broken, and then one after another, he allowed on base and finished the game with 5 runs, which was regrettable.
Although it was a disappointing result, NC who saw the effect of a dedicated catcher. In the future, it seems that the appearance of Gu Chang-mo-Ahn Joong-yeol battery will continue.