Since the start of the season, injuries have continued to plague the NC Dinos starting lineup. Homegrown ace Koo Chang-mo suffered another injury while rehabbing from muscle damage after his start against the LG Twins in Jamsil on March 2. Lee Jae-hak, who joined the first team in May and did his part as a starter, was diagnosed with a metatarsal fracture after his appearance against the Changwon LG Electronics on May 22 and was sent down to the second team. Choi Sung-young, who was primarily used in the bullpen but has shown promise as a substitute, was hit in the face by a pitch during the game. He avoided surgery, but his timetable for a return is undetermined.
Shin Min-hyuk made one trip to the second team in late May. He returned to the first team on April 15, but failed to complete five innings in the next two games, going 4.1 and 4.2 innings respectively. Although he didn’t give up many runs, his innings were disappointing considering he was a starter.
The NC hasn’t been able to utilize its original starting lineup since the start of the season, so Shin Min-hyuk’s recent success has been welcome. On the 28th, Shin pitched six innings of one-run ball against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil. He gave up three hits, including a solo home run, but struck out four batters in the long inning. Both the pitch and the inning were a big win. It was his first win in nine starts since April 11 against the KT Wiz in Changwon (six scoreless innings).바카라
NC manager Kang Myung-ho praised Shin Min-hyuk when he met with the media after the game against Doosan in Jamsil was canceled due to rain on the 29th. Kang said, “It was good to see him make the most of his pitches yesterday (28th). He effectively mixed various pitches, including his changeup, slider, and two-seam fastball, to face the hitters,” Kang said. “Most importantly, he went six innings. We still have a lot of injuries and our starting rotation is not stable. If Shin Min-hyuk and Song Myung-ki show good form, it will help the team a lot,” he said.