Veterans ignited the rising trend. Now it’s the turn of the 20’s.
KIA swept 3 consecutive home games against Samsung on the 21st and 23rd, completely escaping from the stagnant flow at the beginning of the season. Veterans saved a struggling team from the bottom. In the game on the 21st, Choi Hyung-woo fired a come-from-behind three-run four at the end of the ninth inning, where he was behind 2-4, and in the game on the 22nd, the struggle of native ace Yang Hyeon-jong stood out. On the 23rd, along with Choi Hyung-woo’s one-man show, another veteran, Kim Sun-bin, also scored two hits.
In addition, Lee Chang-jin was also good with 5 hits in 9 at-bats in 3 consecutive matches with Samsung, and Byun Woo-hyuk hit his first grand slam home run in his life. Finisher Jeong Hae-young successfully fought in the match on the 22nd and 23rd and showed off his good health. Set-up man Hyunsik Jang also made a successful comeback. It wasn’t that the young players weren’t doing well.
Even so, it is true that a little more young power is needed. Currently, representative young hitters whose flow rarely rises in the lineup are Hwang Dae-in, Byun Woo-hyuk, and Park Chan-ho. Byun Woo-hyeok hit a full run in the game on the 22nd, but also had 2 hits in 11 at bats in 3 consecutive matches against Samsung. Last 10 games batting average 0.125, season 13 games batting average 0.182 2 homers 7 RBIs 4 runs OPS 0.672.
Hwang Dae-in gave a lot of playing time to Byun Woo-hyeok in a three-game series against Samsung. Veteran Hyung-woo Choi is flying fast and needs to play as a designated hitter, while Ji-hyeok Ryu ranks 8th in the league in batting average (0.345) and 17th in on-base percentage (0.403). An immovable leadoff and third baseman.
At this point, Hwang Dae-in and Byeon Woo-hyuk have no choice but to share their playing time at first base. Both of them are not very good at pace, so it seems that coach Kim Jong-guk is worried. Hwang Dae-in has a batting average of 0.241, 1 home run, 8 RBIs and 5 runs in 15 games this season, and an OPS of 0.669.
Choi Hyeong-woo and Kim Sun-bin exert their strength in the absence of Na Seong-beom, but ultimately Hwang Dae-in and Byun Woo-hyuk need to create synergy. Socrates Brito also needs to increase the sense of impact. In addition, if Park Chan-ho increases his on-base rate in the bottom line, he can create synergy with Ryu Ji-hyeok.토토사이트
Chan-ho Park had less training than usual in the spring camp due to wrist pain. While rehabilitating in Hampyeong, he meticulously prepared for the season in his own way, but coach Kim Jong-guk sees the aftermath. In 17 games this season, batting average 0.194, 1 RBI, 7 runs, OPS 0.436.
The season is long. It is practically impossible for all the main axes to burn at the same time. However, in order for KIA to exert more force and rise to the middle ranks, it seems that younger hitters need more exertion. That way, the atmosphere of the dugout can be revived.