Will the KIA Tigers be able to catch the last train to fall? The ‘captain’ is trying harder than ever to energize the team.
KIA achieved a 3-2 comeback win in the final match of the season against the LG Twins of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium on the 6th.토토사이트
Hwang Dong-ha, who started as a starter, lost one run in the second inning, but stopped the game without allowing any additional runs. After Hwang Dong-ha pitched 4 innings, Kim Dae-yu, Yoon Jung-hyun, Lee Jun-young, Im Lim Ki-young, Jeon Sang-hyun, and Jeong Hae-young took the mound one by one to face the LG batting lineup.
Not a single point was scored until the 7th inning. The problem of lack of a problem solver was clearly revealed. Na Seong-beom (hamstring), Choi Hyeong-woo (clavicle fracture), and Park Chan-ho (ulna comminuted fracture) left a big gap.
Before his injury, Na Seong-beom had a batting average of .365, 18 home runs, and 57 RBIs in 58 games. Choi Hyung-woo posted a batting average of .302, 17 home runs, and 81 RBIs in 121 games. With the absence of powerful central hitters, the weight of KIA’s attack plummeted.
While Park Chan-ho was in the first and second batting order along with Kim Do-young and was at the forefront of the attack, on the 4th, his left forearm was hit by a 138 km/h two-seamer from KT starter Lee Seon-woo on the second pitch. Park Chan-ho was immediately replaced and taken to the hospital, but was diagnosed with a comminuted fracture of the ulna and was essentially out for the season. Recovery is expected to take approximately 12 weeks.
Before the game, coach Kim Jong-guk said, “They say the surgery this morning went well. I hope he recovers quickly and goes to spring camp together next year. You will feel a great sense of loss. “I hope to be strong and well-prepared next year,” he said about Park Chan-ho’s surgery.
Coach Kim then said, “I will do my best in the remaining games to win the game,” in response to the bad news about the players’ injuries. The top three hitters were missing. The absence of a player who can shake things up and solve the problem is huge.
On this day, there was a chance in the second inning with one out and a runner on second base, but Lee Chang-jin grounded out in front of the second baseman and Han Jun-su struck out. In the 5th inning, the first batter, Lee Woo-seong, hit a heavy hit, and after Lee Chang-jin retired with a foul fly behind the catcher, Han Jun-su walked. It was an opportunity for KIA, which was trailing 0-1, to at least tie the score. However, the follow-up hit did not occur.
The game turned around in the 8th inning. The first batter, Byun Woo-hyuk, walked, and Kim Gyu-seong hit a single to right field. Then, Kim Do-young hit a timely hit to the left. Park Jeong-woo successfully sent a bunt, and Kim Sun-bin hit a timely hit with two RBIs to center field at the second and third base chances to make it 3-2.
‘Captain’ Kim Sun-bin, the protagonist of the comeback hit, said, “First of all, there are games left. And fans continue to come to the baseball stadium. “I, the young players, and the senior players all need to show that they are doing their best,” he said.
In response to injuries on the team, Kim Sun-bin said, “I told the young players to have fun playing baseball. (Na Seong-beom, Choi Hyeong-woo, Park Chan-ho, etc.) It is true that the atmosphere has calmed down a bit with those players missing. But I have to lift the mood. “I told them not to worry about what others think and to have fun playing baseball,” he said as the captain.