“I expect a lot from the batters” 164 wins A complete batting line-up that even the pitcher feels…KIA is strong

“I expect a lot from the hitters.”

I asked pitcher Yang Hyun-jong, 35, who I met at the All-Star Fan Signing on the 15th, to give me his outlook on the second half of the season for the KIA. The long race is a mound battle. I expected ace Yang Hyun-jong to say that the strength of the starting line-up is the most important thing.

He didn’t. “The starters are the starters, but the batters are the ones who score runs and keep the team going. The pitchers expect a lot from the batters,” he said. The implication is that even if the pitchers are well-maintained, the real synergy comes when the bats are hitting well.

바카라사이트KIA went 7-2 in July, including a six-game winning streak. Choi Won-jun, Na Sung-beom, and Kim Do-young, along with newcomer Kim Tae-gun and the returning Kim Sun-bin, have been a formidable force. In fact, the complete batting line-up of Choi Won-jun, Kim Do-young, Na Sung-beom, Choi Hyung-woo, Socrates Brito, Kim Sun-bin, Lee Woo-sung, Kim Tae-gun, and Park Chan-ho leaves little room for the pitchers to rest.

“We’ll have to wait and see, but the battle for the top spot will be fierce in the second half. Our batting is a plus for us. It’s going to get hotter in the second half, and it’s good to have new players come in at a crucial time. We have a lot of power.”

However, the batting line-up will not be without its ups and downs. Even LG, which boasts the strongest batting lineup this year, didn’t have an upward spiral in the first half. It’s impossible. When the batting lineup falters, the starting lineup, bullpen, and defence, led by Yang Hyun-jong, must pick up the slack.

In any case, as Yang said, if the bats spark in the second half of the season, there could be enough momentum to keep the momentum going. In particular, the first three games of the second half against Doosan, starting on the 21st, will be crucial. If Kia can use its bats to break Doosan’s nine-game winning streak, it will give them a boost in the fight for the top five.

“Doosan will also have one to three games in hand. If we win here, we will move up (in the standings). It’s a really important three-game series. I hope we can get a good result.” Doosan is also unlikely to back down easily, with Lee Seung-yeop’s winning streak at stake. It’s also a chance to assess the objective strength of KIA’s second half.

[Yang Hyun-jong. Photo = My Daily Photo DB].

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