Doosan side arm pitcher Park Chi-guk (25), who was once recognized for his skills enough to be selected for the national team, was unable to reveal his prospects for the 2023 season due to the worst performance.
Park Chi-guk pitched in relief in the 2023 KBO League demonstration game against the Samsung Lions held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 26th, and was greatly shaken with 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 walks and 2 runs without catching a single outcount.
Park Chi-guk became the team’s fourth pitcher following Lee Byung-hun in the 7th inning when the score was 1-0. After getting a left-handed hit by leader Kang Han-wool, the follow-up Kang Min-ho committed two wild fights while at bat, and even allowed a walk, causing a crisis on the 1st and 3rd base safely. Then, while Kim Jae-seong and 7-ball match were played, Kim Jae-seong was replaced with Kim Dong-yeop due to injury. Samsung fans booed, and Doosan fans lamented. 메이저놀이터
Park Chi-guk’s jegu could not find stability. Even when he met pinch hitter Kim Tae-gun, he was at a 2B-1S disadvantageous count and allowed a 1-1 tie by committing a push-off dune. Park Chi-guk, who did not catch a single out count, eventually passed the mound to Ko Bong-jae at the top of the bases, who faced 1-1, and ended the game bitterly. 22 pitches. Afterwards, Ko Bong-jae hit Lee Seong-gyu with a 1-run turnaround infield grounder, and one successor hit home.
Park Chi-guk, who came out of Jemulpo High School and became a Doosan Man with the 10th pick in the 2nd round of the 2017 rookie draft, has been one of the pillars of the winning team from the first year, putting on the temperament of a matchmaker that is not like a rookie. In the second year, he showed a good pitching with an average ERA of 3.63 with 1 win, 5 losses, 3 saves and 17 holds in 67 games, along with the selection of the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games national team in 2018.
Park Chi-guk, who had suffered minor pain in his elbow since the 2021 spring camp, decided to undergo surgery during the season, ending the season with Kiwoom on June 24. Afterwards, he returned to the first team in June of last year, but after playing 15 games, he felt discomfort in the elbow ligament area and started long-term rehabilitation for more than six months.
Park Chi-guk, who successfully completed the Australian spring camp, should be in charge of Lee Seung-yeop and Pil Seung-jo’s team this year. Director Lee Seung-yeop has already picked Park Chi-guk, Lee Byung-hun, Kim Myung-shin, and Lee Hyung-beom as agents to be in charge of episodes 6 and 7. However, he struggles with his appearances in exhibition games and is not giving the bench confidence. Park Chi-guk’s average ERA in demonstration games soared to 13.50.
With the opening 6 days away, director Lee Seung-yeop’s worries about the back door are still ongoing.