“If you look at the pitch, you are the ace of the national team,” the national batter praised… AG 1 selection, it is not a dream without back pain
“If you look at your pitch, you might be the ace of the national team.”
Right-handed fireballer Kwak Bin (24) was the only Doosan player to be named in the final 24 entries for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team announced on the afternoon of the 9th. This is the second adult national team promotion after WBC (World Baseball Classic) in March.안전놀이터
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop, who received the news ahead of the Jamsil KIA game on the 9th, said, “I wish I had been selected more, but only Kwak Bin went.” “He is a very good player. He has a little problem with his back muscles now, but he’s not to the point where he can’t throw the ball, so he knew he would be selected. In fact, among the selected players, I think he might be the ace in terms of pitch. I hope you go and stay healthy and do well for the Republic of Korea.”
Kwak Bin, who was called Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) because he was good at both pitches during his time at Baemyeong High School, was selected in the first round by Doosan in the 2018 rookie draft. Afterwards, through various trials and errors and elbow ligament joint surgery, he finally reached his full potential last season, his 5th year as a professional. He played the role of an ace in the second half of 11 games, 5 wins, 2 losses, and an average ERA of 2.98, which led to his first national team promotion in his life.
Gwak Bin, who we met in Jamsil on the 9th, said, “There is still a lot of time left until the tournament, so I am burdened and worried.” If we practice the same way and come together as one, I think there will be good results.”
Gwak Bin’s record this season is 7 games, 3 wins, 2 losses, an average ERA of 2.50. He suffered a back injury while playing the role of Doosan’s native ace and is currently undergoing rehabilitation. On May 7, against LG, he complained of pain for the first time, and took a break for about 3 weeks, but the pain recurred after his return match against Changwon NC on the 31st. After concentrating on rehabilitation for more than 10 days, he is about to start the match against Jamsil KIA on the 11th.
Fortunately, my back condition has improved. Kwak Bin said, “I feel so much better,” adding, “Since I was selected as a national representative, I will continue to do treatment and strengthening exercises in parallel. I will continue to care only about my back until the end of the season,” he emphasized the importance of taking care of his body.
Kwak Bin, who swallowed regret after being eliminated in the first round of the WBC, said, “Every time a national representative is selected, he must have a strong sense of responsibility. In fact, it makes no sense to put it into words. It is important to come with good results,” he said. “I hope that Korean baseball will take off again through the Asian Games. I will also do my best to become an ace.”