KIA coach Kim Jong-guk, who looked back on the big win the day before, said, “I wish the center hitters would only do it once during a chance… ”
- on Jul 27, 2023
“I hope that (the center hitters) will take turns solving the problem only once during a chance.”
KIA Tigers coach Kim Jong-guk looked back on the great victory the previous day (26th).
Coach Kim reviewed the game on the 26th ahead of the away game against the NC Dinos in the 2023 professional baseball KBO League held at Changwon NC Park on the 27th.
KIA won 13-3 against Changwon NC on the 26th thanks to the performance of the other line, who scored 12 hits and 13 points. With this, KIA recorded 37 wins, 1 draw and 41 losses.
Coach Kim Jong-guk said, “I think it will be good for the team and much more advantageous for the pitchers if the center hitters play just once during a chance like yesterday. He smiled brightly, saying, “I hope that he will solve it only once at a chance.”
Most of all, it was encouraging for coach Kim to score 4 points in the top of the 7th inning when he was chasing 3-8 by giving NC 3 points at the end of the 5th inning. At the time, KIA, which added a point to the opponent’s shortstop’s choice of fielder, was able to bring about a victory with Ko Jong-wook’s superior 3-pointer.
Manager Kim Jong-guk said, “We were in a chase situation yesterday, but (the late) Jong-wook’s one home run seems to have won much more comfortably.”
However, Mario Sanchez, who was on the mound as a starting pitcher, showed a slight slowdown with 9 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5 innings. Nevertheless, coach Kim said, “I think it was a little difficult to throw in three days. Still, I blocked it well until the 4th inning. It was difficult in the last 5 innings, but I think it is positive that there are no walks. Hits could be hit, but there were no absurd walks. He encouraged us, saying, “He blocked it well with the least number of runs.”
Homemaker Kim Tae-gun, who joined KIA in place of Ryu Ji-hyuk through a one-on-one trade with the Samsung Lions on the 5th, was the only starting hitter in the NC game on the 26th to fail to report a hit. His final performance was 0-3 with 1 walk.꽁머니
Manager Kim Jong-guk said, “When I was at Samsung, I didn’t play every day, but now, as the main catcher, I play every game. He says he is fine, but he will be physically tough as he gets older.” There are pitchers who haven’t gotten along yet, so I’m deliberately sending them to the game more,” he explained.
Meanwhile, KIA Choi Won-joon (1st baseman) – Kim Do-yeong (3rd baseman) – Na Seong-beom (right fielder) – Choi Hyung-woo (left fielder) – Socrates Brito (center fielder) – Kim Sun-bin (2nd baseman) – Ko Jong-wook (designated hitter) – Kim Tae-gun (catcher) – Park Chan-ho (shortstop) was the batting line. The starting pitcher is Yang Hyeon-jong.