“When Kim Do-young and Na Seong-beom were missing, 40% was my goal.” This week’s 3-2 KIA, it’s still good enough

Excluding first starter Anderson, closer Jung Hae-young, free agent Na Seong-beom, and key prospect Kim Do-young, 50% -1
this week against kt and Lotte, 3 wins and 2 losses
Shin Beom-soo, Choi Ji-min, Kwak Do-gyu, Yoon Young-cheol, etc. It is also positive that new players are coming up quickly, but it is
still lacking, but the pillars
A full-fledged game at the end of June, which will return in turn, KIA Choi Won-joon, Kim Do-young, Na Seong-beom, Anderson, and Jeong Hae-young, who are not greatly shaken

KIA players share joy after winning 6-0 in the 2023 professional baseball KIA Tigers and Lotte Giants match held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 4th. (Yonhap News)먹튀검증

[Financial News = Reporter Jeon Sang-il] The KIA Tigers recorded a losing series in the match against Lotte, but finished this week with 3 wins and 2 losses. In an away match against Lotte held in Sajik on June 4, KIA broke away the nightmare of two consecutive defeats in Sajik by winning 6-0 with concentrated strikes in the 6th inning and effective throws from Eui-Ri Lee and Ki-Young Lim.

With this game, KIA came closer to 50% by one game again.

The 2023 professional baseball KIA Tigers and Lotte Giants match held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 4th. 1st KIA starting pitcher Lee Eui-ri is pitching. (Yonhap News)

The key KIA officials we met in Gwangju on May 30 were positively looking at the current situation of KIA. Of course, everyone knows that it’s not the winning power, but the positive factor is visible.

First of all, a catcher named Shin Beom-soo jumped out and became a vital force. Although it collapsed in the match against Lotte, Choi Ji-min recorded 17 consecutive games without a run and established himself as the best left-handed bullpen in 10 clubs. Now everyone is paying attention to Yoon Young-chul as a strong Rookie of the Year candidate. He’s practically serving as a one-two punch. Here, longman Lim Ki-young is still there, and Park Chan-ho and Ryu Ji-hyeok’s three-way relationship is no problem at all. Above all, Lee Ui-ri is reviving. Lee Eui-ri made two sorties this week alone and caught the game in both cases.

Of course, there are also many downsides. First of all, the two mercenary pitchers (Anderson and Medina) are very disappointing.

But there is no way to do this. KIA is not yet considering replacement. Han Seung-taek has not yet lived up to the surname of director Kim Jong-guk or fans. Socrates and Choi Hyeong-woo are doing very well, but the destructive power of the center line is limited with only two players. In addition, the first baseman line, which should be supported by offensive power such as Kim Seok-hwan, is making the fans cry as they become anxious about the defense, let alone the offense.

Shin Beom-soo is erasing Kia’s catcher’s weakness with his recent good performance (News 1)

However, the positive thing about KIA is that the pillars are standing upright when viewed from the big picture. Catcher (Shin Beom-soo), shortstop (Park Chan-ho + Kim Do-young), center fielder (Socrates), third baseman (Ryu Ji-hyeok), closer (Choi Ji-min), victory pitcher (Lim Ki-young), and domestic starting pitchers (Lee Eui-ri, Yoon Young-chul, Yang Hyeon-jong). is catching That’s why the team doesn’t collapse suddenly.

Lee Woo-sung, Kim Seok-hwan, Byun Woo-hyuk, etc. will of course affect the win or loss, but they cannot be said to be the center. As long as the skeleton is standing upright, a foothold can be prepared to hit and climb at any time. This is why KIA is currently performing at an unexpectedly close to 50%.

KIA Kim Do-young is coming back soon. Currently expecting a return at the end of June (Yonhap News)

On June 12, Choi Won-joon will return. And at the earliest in late June, ‘Na Seong-beom and Kim Do-young’ (early July at the latest) will return. Above all, Anderson and Jung Hae-young, who are quenching at Futures, are also resources that can be positively expected due to the influence of ‘Seungrak School’. Anderson is likely to sortie against SSG next week.

Rookies are also growing well. Kim Jae-yeol was somewhat disappointed, but Kwak Do-gyu and Hwang Dong-ha showed clear potential. Even Kim Seon-woo, a rookie who passed the sangmu test, is a resource worth checking out at least once if you think catcher is in a hurry. On the sidearm side, Kim Chan-min is a good resource to try once when Lim Ki-young is tired.

He recorded the highest distance of 151 km in the last match against Sangmu.

KIA Choi Ji-min is the league’s top left-handed bullpen, although he collapsed against Lotte. (yunhap news)

Yoon Young-chul, who has emerged as a strong candidate for the rookie of the year. He’s doing better than a mercenary. (yunhap news)

Of course, it is far short of the eye level of fans looking at a higher place. However, considering the game without Kia’s best prospect, free agent center hitter with over 10 billion won, finishing pitcher with 30 saves for two consecutive years, and mercenary 1 starter, KIA’s performance is somewhat disappointing, but it can be evaluated positively.

It’s not just looking at the present unconditionally and running. We run with the present and the future in mind.

A KIA official expects that the time for KIA will come at least once if it endures well in June. It is said that there will definitely be a chance to aim for 4th place or higher. KIA brings in SSG, the league’s No. 1 player, from Gwangju next week. Indeed, many fans are paying attention to how to overcome this hurdle.

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