Doosan’s Choi Won-jun, ‘back in the lineup’, is suspended after blistering finger during outing

  • September 7, 2023

Doosan Bears starting pitcher Choi Won-jun abruptly left the mound due to a blister on his finger while pitching.

Choi started the Bears’ home game against the KIA Tigers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on July 7 and threw five innings of four-hit ball with one strikeout.안전놀이터

Choi, who had been moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen due to his up-and-down pitching this season, returned to the mound for the game due to a tight schedule.

In his return to the mound, Choi bounced back. He struck out the side in the first and second innings, and in the third, he gave up a leadoff single but induced a grounder to the next batter to end the inning.

In the fourth and fifth innings, he got some defensive help. Cho made a great catch of Cho Hyung-woo’s big hit in the fourth inning, and Cho Won-joon’s hit with runners on first and second in the fifth. The Doosan offense scored two runs in the fifth inning, giving him the win.

Choi, who had only thrown 59 pitches in the fifth inning, took the mound in the sixth inning and faced an injury setback. A blister on the middle finger of his throwing right hand. Trainers and umpires gathered to check his condition, and he was eventually replaced.

Doosan rushed Kim Myung-shin to the mound after Won-jun Choi was sent down. He gave up a single to Kim Do-young and a walk to Na Sung-beom in the first inning, but struck out Choi Hyung-woo and Socrates Brito to end the threat.

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