Chan-ho Park and Tae-goon Kim have returned, but there is a possibility that Na Seong-beom may leave. The KIA Tigers, who had a hot late summer, are in tears due to bad news coming at the most important time.
바카라사이트KIA lost 3-4 against the LG Twins held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 19th, losing 6 times in a row. Starting pitcher Yang Hyun-jong hit two home runs and gave up four runs. After trailing by 3-4, 1 point, they had an opportunity to turn things around in the bottom of the 9th inning with 1 out and runners on 1st and 3rd base, but Kim Do-young hit a double play and could not avoid defeat.
With the loss on this day, KIA recorded 60 wins, 2 draws, and 58 losses for the season. The margin of victory they had accumulated by winning 9 consecutive games since the match against KT Wiz on August 24th has almost been forgotten. They are currently in 6th place, one game behind 5th place SSG Landers.
The reason KIA’s recent performance has declined is because starting shortstop and first hitter Park Chan-ho, who was a key player in offense and defense, left the team due to an injury to the left fourth finger ligament. Kim Do-young, who replaced him in the batting order, was silent with no hits, and the shortstop defense was also weakened.
It is reported that Chan-Ho Park will need more than three weeks between his initial rehabilitation treatment and his return. However, he had been practicing batting for three days, and was back on the ground in the top of the 8th inning due to a major fielding error. His return to the starting lineup is only a matter of time.
Starting catcher Kim Tae-gun, who was diagnosed with a left ankle sprain, was also unable to play against the Doosan Bears on the 17th and 18th, but came on as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 7th inning against LG on the 19th. He is also expected to defend his home again.
In this situation, leading hitter Na Seong-beom complained of pain while running the bases, raising concerns about injury. Na Seong-beom, who hit a timely hit in the bottom of the 8th inning when the team was losing 1-4 to chase by 1 run, stepped on second base with a wild pitch in the ensuing situation, and rushed to third base after retouching Kim Sun-bin’s fly ball to right field. He touched third base first, but his left leg was slightly broken in the process, and Na Seong-beom reported discomfort near his thigh and was replaced by pinch runner Lee Woo-seong.
Na Seong-beom, who was recently unable to play defense for a while after being hit by a foul ball, faced bad news again. Looking at the player’s expression immediately after running the bases, it could not be considered a serious injury, but if he serves as the designated hitter, it will be difficult for KIA to form a lineup that can provide 100% offensive and defensive power.
KIA’s path to the top 5 has suddenly become difficult. Although they have the most games left among the 10 teams, their momentum seems to have waned at the most important time.