The game unfolds to the brink without the heavy hitter representing the team.
Professional baseball Doosan will play the first game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League postseason wild card match against NC at Changwon NC Park on the 19th. Doosan, ranked 5th, cannot lose a single game. Only by winning two games at the opponent’s home can they advance to the semi-playoffs, where 3rd place SSG awaits. This is why the important responsibility of selection was entrusted to ‘native ace’ Kwak Bin. For NC, left-hander Tanner Turley will step up.
The starting lineup of ‘first-year’ coach Lee Seung-yeop, on which everyone’s attention was focused, was also revealed. Jeong Soo-bin (center fielder) – Kim Jae-ho (shortstop) – Jose Rojas (designated hitter) – Yang Eui-ji (catcher) – Yang Seok-hwan (first baseman) – Kang Seung-ho (second baseman) – Kim In-tae (left fielder) – Heo Gyeong-min (third baseman) – Jo Soo-haeng ( Right field) in that order.메이저놀이터
Kim Jae-hwan, Doosan’s representative hitter whom many people were paying close attention to, was excluded. Kim Jae-hwan, who was unable to avoid a slump this season, left behind poor results with a batting average of 0.220 (89 hits in 405 at-bats), 10 home runs, and 46 RBIs in 132 games. At the end of the season, I suffered from pain in my right hand, and at one point I couldn’t even complete batting training.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “(His physical condition) has improved a lot. I thought about using a pinch hitter the day before yesterday (the final game on the 17th), but he said he wasn’t fit enough to play. “I asked for their opinion (before the game) and I was told that although it is not perfect yet, it has improved a lot,” he said.
There is another reason why he was not selected. The head coach explained the background to the decision, saying, “Because he had not played in a few games (at the end of the season), we judged that if he suddenly started, it would be a problem with his sense of the game.”
Meanwhile, Kim In-tae will fill Kim Jae-hwan’s vacant position. Also, ‘veteran’ Kim Jae-ho along with ‘built-in’ Soo-bin Jeong will join the table setters. The head coach said, “It’s a big game, so defense is very important. Shortstop, the commander of the field, is a very important position. “He judged that Kim Jae-ho would play the role better than the inexperienced Park Joon-young,” he said.