Starting tomorrow, professional baseball will enter the second half after a break.
The Kia Tigers recently reorganized their power with the return of key players and the replacement of foreign pitchers
This is reporter Son Jun-soo.
The last series of the first half, where the main players returned and formed a so-called ‘complete team’!
A solid midway relief and a comeback finish on the defense that steals the opponent’s hits secures the lead by one point and wins the victory on thin ice.
In harmony with the return of injured players and pitching, Kia finished the last 10 games of the first half with 7 wins and 3 losses, predicting a rebound in the second half.
[Yang Hyeon-jong/KIA Tigers Pitcher: “I think the atmosphere is always the same. The players always try to do their best and win every game, and I think to greet the second half well in that atmosphere.”] The battle for ranking in the second half is even more intense
. it looks like it will come apart
Currently, the gap between 3rd place Doosan and 9th place Kiwoom is only 7 games, so it is expected that the ranking competition for fall baseball will be fierce until the end of the season.
Kia’s variable toward fall baseball is the Asian Games held in September and the remaining game schedule.안전놀이터
Eui-Ri Lee, Ji-Min Choi, and Won-Jun Choi, who are the core of the pitching team, will participate as representatives of the Asian Games and are expected to leave the final ranking match.
It is also a burden to have the most remaining games among the 10 clubs.
Head coach Kim Jong-guk emphasized stable starters and error-free defense, and set the final goal of 80 wins and 3rd place in the season.
[Kim Jong-guk/KIA Tigers Manager: “(Mid-ranking) If we care about the opponent, we tend to stop it for nothing, so I think we have to pay great attention to winning the game one game after another, no matter what team the opponent is.”]
The Kia Tigers, who aim to advance to fall baseball for the second year in a row, will challenge the first win of the second half against the Doosan Bears in Gwangju tomorrow evening.