Choi Hyung-woo is not the only one who survived. Captain Kim Seon-bin is also showing signs of coming back to life.
On the 21st and 23rd, KIA won all three consecutive games with Gwangju and Samsung, and ran for the first time in the season. Samsung and Hanwha pulled down to 9th and 10th, escaping from the worst trend one after another. In the end, the batting line had to explode to change the flow, and I saw hope in this three-game series.안전놀이터
Manager Kim Jong-guk has shaken the batting order a lot lately. The range of players to be appointed has also expanded depending on conditions, opponent lineup, and data. For example, Choi Hyeong-woo and Ko Jong-wook, who are well suited, were placed forward, and the weight of Hwang Dae-in and Byun Woo-hyuk, who struggled, was slightly reduced. Hwang Dae-in was left out of the starting lineup one after another in the games on the 22nd and 23rd.
In the end, it is the appearance of veterans rescuing the team from a crisis. Choi Hyung-woo set a new record for doubles in the game on the 23rd, and hit a home run, revealing the climax of hitting. Captain Kim Sun-bin is also not easy. He played second base five times and was good with two hits and one RBI.
He produced an RBI with a double in the first inning, then scored an early multi-hit with a hit to left in the third. In the 5th inning, the chance to get 1st and 2nd base safely, Kim Dae-woo’s fastball calmly succeeded in making a sacrifice bunt in the direction of 1st baseman. He already gained momentum with two hits until the last at-bat, but the score was 3-1. It was necessary to score a run away, and Kim Sun-bin put a sacrifice bunt.
Kim Sun-bin has a batting average of 0.289, 5 RBIs, 2 runs, and an OPS of 0.699 in 14 games this season. He doesn’t stand out if you only look at his revealed grades. He rather falls short of his name. However, he is good with a batting average of 0.313 and 5 RBIs in his last 10 games. 3 consecutive matches against Samsung on the weekend were 7 at bats, 3 hits and 2 RBIs.
Even if you look at the defense, it is a smooth movement. At the very beginning of the season, he was unable to start due to unstable footwork on his left and right sides, but he recovered his energy with sufficient rest and improved his condition. Kim Seon-bin is a 2nd baseman with both offense and defense, and can be placed in a variety of batting order, from table setter to center hitter to 6th and 7th. In a situation where the team’s batting line is not good, like this season, it is best to get in the center of the batting line.
KIA is out of the bottom. Choi Hyeong-woo is also Choi Hyung-woo, but the biggest harvest is to confirm that Kim Sun-bin is also improving his condition. Ultimately, young players will have to harmonize, but it seems that veterans have saved the team. Director Kim Jong-guk also took a breath.