“We considered the flow of the batting order first.”
Kiwoom Heroes will play the 5th game of the season against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 24th.토토사이트
Kiwoom, which produced only 7 points in the last 4 games, changed the starting lineup. Kiwoom Lee Jung-hoo (center fielder) – Lee Won-seok (designated hitter) – Kim Hye-seong (2nd baseman) – Im Ji-yeol (right fielder) – Kim Tae-jin (3rd baseman) – Lee Ji-young (catcher) – Lim Byeong-wook (left fielder) – Kim Hwi-jip (shortstop) – Song Seong-moon (3rd baseman) ) to activate the lineup. The other line will face off against KT starting pitcher Koh Young-pyo.
What stands out is the left-right balance. Kiwoom placed 5 left-handers and 4 right-handers. Before the game, coach Hong Won-ki Kiwoom explained the left and right lineups, “It was not intentional. The flow of the batting order was given priority.”
In place of Edison Russell, who was waiting for a sortie on the bench, Lim Ji-yeol took on the task of hitting the fourth batter for the first time in his debut. This season, Lim Ji-yeol participated in 18 games and recorded 2 homers, 9 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.738.
Coach Hong said, “Our team’s batting line can be seen as the fourth batter, not the fourth batter. There is the weight of the central batting line, which requires a lot of long hits and RBIs, but looking at our team’s home run record, it is not an exceptional batting line. The lineup was formed taking into account all of the above.”
Continuing, coach Hong said of Lim Ji-yeol, “He hit a lot of decisive home runs this year, and his batting quality was good in Gwangju. Yesterday (no hits in 4 at-bats) was bad, but he is still a player with a high probability of producing long hits and scoring RBIs in the center. That’s why I put it on the center batting line,” he said, revealing his anticipation.
Kiwoom’s second batting order is not fixed. Lee Won-seok will be the second hitter in 9 games since the NC Dinos match on the 13th. Regarding the second batting order, coach Hong said, “It is a very important batting order in order to increase the scoring power of the top batting line. Although we are using several players, it seems that we are not seeing much fun. However, we set the batting order in consideration of the scoring probability.” said.