NC Dinos’ original homegrown ace Lee Jae-hak will undergo a medical examination.
Lee Jae-hak emerged from the bases loaded in the top of the third inning of NC’s 7-5 win over the SSG Landers in the best-of-five semifinals of the 2023 KBO postseason at Changwon NC Park on May 25.
Lee Jae-hak, a right-handed sidearm who entered the professional ranks in 2010 with the Doosan Bears, is a franchise star who has played exclusively for NC since being selected by the then-new organization in the 2012 second round draft. In 270 career games (1253.2 innings) through last year, he had a 77-71 record with a 4.52 ERA.
This season, he’s been just as impressive. In 15 games (67.1 innings), Lee went 5-5 with a 4.54 ERA, securing a spot in the NC starting rotation. In fall baseball, she has been working out of the bullpen.
After a scoreless third inning, Lee took the mound in the top of the fourth. He gave up a run on a Han Yoo-seom double to left-center field, but the lead remained intact.
In the top of the fifth inning, however, bad luck struck Lee as he was hit on the back of his right hand by a hard hit ball from Oh Tae-gon with one out, but despite the pain, he threw the ball to first base for the final out. NC immediately changed the pitcher to left-handed bullpen volunteer Kim Young-gyu.
NC commented on Lee Jae-hak’s condition, saying, “He is currently receiving treatment for icing. He will go to the hospital for a checkup.”
Meanwhile, NC, which finished the regular season in fourth place, defeated Dusan 14-9 in the first game of the wild-card deciding series to advance to the semifinals with one game to spare under the fourth-place advantage rule. NC, which also took both Game 1 (4-3) and Game 2 (7-3) on enemy soil, will enter the playoffs as a partner of second-place KT Wizards if it wins this game as well. 짱구카지노
The current situation isn’t too bad. In a game that has been tightly contested throughout, NC is leading SSG 7-6 in the top of the sixth inning.