I hope you have your own weapon and throw it aggressively.”
Aaron Wilkerson (Lotte Giants) will start the match against the Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 26th. This is his KBO League debut.
Lotte said on the 18th, “We recruited Wilkerson, who played an active role in the Hanshin Tigers in Japan in the 2022 season, as a substitute for Dan Strayley.”
Wilkerson pitched in 14 career games in the major leagues, and recorded 58 wins, 31 losses, and an average ERA of 3.42 in 783⅔innings in 158 minor league games. Last season, he recorded an average ERA of 4.08 in 70⅔innings in 14 games with Hanshin.
Wilkerson arrived in Korea on the 19th and adjusted to the time difference and team atmosphere. In his first appearance, he takes the mound to fulfill the task of escaping the team’s three-game losing streak and stopping Doosan’s winning streak.
Prior to the match against Doosan on the 26th, Lotte coach Larry Sutton said, “I hope Wilkerson will play his game.
“But it’s the first game in the KBO League . The situation is not perfect. I expect about 80 pitches today. We will continue to check the game situation and Wilkerson’s condition.”안전놀이터
Goodrum’s left field placement stands out. Goodrum, who signed a contract with Lotte on the 11th, has played in 4 games this season, 3 games as a third baseman and 1 game as a shortstop. This is the first time the left fielder has been used.
Regarding the placement of Goodrum’s left fielder, manager Sutton said, “I hired Goodrum as the left fielder to strengthen the lineup. Now the team needs a change of mood. It’s time to start by giving some kind of spark.” He has the ability. Also, since Park Seung-wook can defend third base, he was appointed as the third baseman.”