I thought it was almost time for Ko Woo Seok to go to ML

Ko Woo-suk, who plays for Triple-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp under the Miami Marlins, pitched as a relief pitcher in the top of the eighth inning in a home game against the Minor League Triple-A Nashville Sounders (Triple-A under the Milwaukee Brewers) at 121 Financial Ballpark in Jacksonville, Florida, on the 20th (Korea Standard Time).

Ko Woo-suk, who took the mound in the top of the eighth inning with Jacksonville leading 6-1, got off to a shaky start as he was hit to the right by leadoff hitter Yoni Hernandez. He held two strikes first and pitched a low curveball of 80.9 miles (130 kilometers) for the third pitch, but this led to a hit to the right.

With no outs and runners on first base, Ko deleted the runner by throwing a 92.8-mile (149-kilometer) four-seam fastball against Chavez Young to catch a double play between the second baseman, the shortstop, and the first baseman, but his 86.1-mile (139-kilometer) changeup to Oliver Dunn led to a left-handed double, and he had to face the crisis of losing points once again. In the end, Ko threw a 92-mile (148-kilometer) four-seam fastball to Tyler Black to get the first run, and threw an 84-mile (135-kilometer) slider to Isaac Collins, and lost another run after a timely triple to the left.

There was no more loss. Ko threw an 88.8-mile (143 kilometer) cutter at Wes Clark, caught a flyout to center field, and finished the inning.

With four hits and two runs left in an inning, Ko failed to prevent his ERA from rising from 4.42 to 4.50 in the Triple-A season. His maximum speed was set at 93.6 miles (151 kilometers). Jacksonville ended up winning the game 7-3.

Ko Woo-suk, who played as a closer in the LG Twins in the KBO League until last season, declared his entry into the Major League and finally seemed to fulfill his dream of making a big leaguer debut as he signed a two-plus-one-year contract with San Diego through the posting system for up to $9.4 million. However, he was sluggish in the exhibition game with one loss and an ERA of 12.46 and was excluded from the opening roster in the Seoul Series special match as he pitched as a relief pitcher in the bottom of the ninth inning against his former team LG and hit a two-run home run against Lee Jae-won.

Ko Woo-seok, who played for San Antonio Mission, a double-A team under San Diego, was traded to Miami on the 5th and moved to Jacksonville, a Triple-A team under Miami, and took the mound in five games for Jacksonville.

Triple-A is the last gateway to Major League Baseball. It can be interpreted that Miami also sent Ko to Triple-A, judging him based on his immediate strength, not a promising player. So far, he has pitched in five games for Triple-A, giving up nine hits and striking out three, allowing only three runs, with an ERA of 4.50. He has walked only one, but his WHIP per inning is not stable at 1.667. How does Miami judge Ko’s use.

BY: 스포츠토토핫

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