After 6 innings of 2-run ball, he’s out for the season…Choi Won-Tae Ahn Woo-Jin Jung Chan-Heon and McKinney are the next to go, devastating the Heroes’ starting lineup.
Domestic “one-two punchers” Choi Won-tae and Ahn Woo-jin, as well as foreign pitcher Chung Chan-heon, have been sidelined.먹튀검증
Kiwoom Heroes left-hander Ian McKinney (29) is out for the season due to injury. He developed left shoulder pain after starting against the Changwon NC Dinos on May 5. McKinney traveled to Seoul after the game and underwent an MRI on the morning of the 6th. A representative from the Heroes said, “The MRI scan revealed a left shoulder muscle injury. The rehabilitation period will take about four weeks.”
McKinney, who had lost seven straight games, gave up two runs in six innings in the NC on June 6. He was hitless through five innings before giving up a two-run homer to Gun-woo Park in the sixth. It was an ironic way to end a season prematurely after pitching his best game in recent memory.
McKinney joined the team in late June as a replacement for Eric Yokish. In 12 games, he went 1-9 with a 6.52 ERA.
“After yesterday’s game, I heard that his shoulder was a little uncomfortable, so it will be difficult for him to pitch in the future,” manager Hong Won-ki said on June 6.
The existing starting lineup has been virtually destroyed.
Choi Won-tae was traded to the LG Twins in late July. Ace Ahn Woo-jin was recently ruled out for the season with elbow ligament damage. Chan-heon Jeong also had his season prematurely ended due to back pain.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, there were red flags.
First, McKinney’s scheduled start this Sunday against the Hanwha Eagles was canceled. A doubleheader with Hanwha was scheduled for Saturday.
“It came out of nowhere,” Hong said. We didn’t know who to start for the doubleheader and Sunday’s game,” Hong said.
The starters disappeared like sand slipping through your fingers. It’s an unbelievable power leak that’s keeping them from falling to last place.
There are still 19 games left.