“Now a member, maybe the last” Last spark of KT exclusivity before military enlistment
“I have to go.”
KT right-hander Yoo Byung-seong, 27, has come out of a long tunnel. After a disappointing 2022 season that was marred by back pain, he bounced back in 2023.메이저놀이터
Through April 29, he is 3-5 with a 3.60 ERA in 12 games this season. He was up and down through May as he focused on finding his pitching balance, but in four starts in June, he went 2-1 with a solid 1.25 ERA.
“Last year, I kept playing through the pain in my back and the pain got worse,” Choi said. The more pain I had, the more off-balance I was, but now that the back pain is gone, I’m getting back to my normal balance,” he said. “At the beginning of this season, I actually had a tendency to force innings, but after I went to the second team once, the coaches helped me find my balance a little bit. Since then, I’ve been pitching better and the results have followed.”
Yoo is scheduled to enlist in the military after this season. He was accepted into the Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Commerce) last month. He is playing his final season before enlisting. He is playing his last season before enlisting in the army, and it’s an emotional time for him as he’s been working with his current teammates to win the championship since 2017.
“I’m supposed to go (to the military) after the season. We just laugh about it and say, ‘This could be my last year as a member of this team,'” he said. “So I want to finish on a higher note. When you’re in the military, anybody can be out of (your place). These guys are like family. I want to have fun every day.”
“Our starting pitchers have been giving us a lot of innings,” he said, “and I’m trying to conserve more pitches. I’m trying to conserve my pitches more,” he said, adding, “You have to pitch to the situation, and when I need to be aggressive, I’m going to be aggressive and attack the strike zone.”