The NC Dinos ace leads pitching categories in the Korea Broadcast Organization. One of the stats that Koo Chang-mo is proud of is the number of innings pitched. The left-hander has been throwing many innings this season. As a result, he helped ease the burden on his team’s bullpen.
He threw seven innings against the SK Wyverns to help the team win its eighth game in a row for the season. In 11 starts, he pitched 73 innings. KT Wiz Odrisamer Despaigne also pitched 73 innings. However, he had one more start than the Dinos ace.
If he maintains his current pace, Koo will shatter his former career-high of 133 innings he set in 2018. During that time, he split his time as a starter and playing out of the bullpen. He said that pitching many innings per game gives him an advantage over pitchers.
NC Dinos Ace Leads Pitching Categories
Based on NC Dinos betting experts, Koo is a strike thrower. Also, he leads KBO starters with a 67.2 percent strike rate with his first pitch. As a result, hitters expect a strike from Koo when they step up to the plate. However, that doesn’t result in hitting it.
Baseball betting experts observed that Koo’s approach kept defenders behind him on their toes. Thus, the defense helps with his pitch count. He said that it would be helpful to retire a batter with a single pitch. Also, he would throw strikes with his first pitch.
Last season, Koo pitched more than seven innings two times out of 19 starts. It is because his pitch count was high. He would go to more than 100 pitches after five innings, according to a sports forum.
At present, the Dinos have the best rotation ERA in the KBO. Koo leads it with 1.48 and Drew Rucinski at 2.30.