Everyone could not keep quiet about the power, saying it was a ‘complete batting lineup’ at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half. However, there are signs that KIA’s batting lineup will shrink sharply at the end of the season.먹튀검증
Following Park Chan-ho’s left fourth finger ligament injury (against Samsung in Daegu on the 12th), Na Seong-beom’s right hamstring injury (against LG in Gwangju on the 19th), and Choi Won-jun’s trip to the Hangzhou Asian Games, even Choi Hyeong-woo collapsed. Choi Hyung-woo fractured his left clavicle at Gwangju KT Jeonseo on the 24th.
Choi Hyung-woo appeared as the designated hitter at number 4 as usual. He appeared as the lead hitter in the bottom of the 7th inning when he was down 0-1, and pulled a 2-pitch 136km fastball from KT starting pitcher Ko Young-pyo at a ball count of 1S. Second baseman Park Kyung-soo, who was positioned in the right outfield, looked like he was going to catch the batted ball with a jump catch, but dropped it to the ground.
Park Kyung-soo quickly caught the ball and threw it to first base. However, first baseman Park Byeong-ho was on base. It seems that Park Kyung-soo expected to handle it directly. In the end, Park Byung-ho received Park Kyung-soo’s throw and hurriedly stepped back to touch first base, but failed to touch the base.
Choi Hyeong-woo, who confirmed this situation, sprinted at his full speed and aimed for an infield hit. However, the moment he hit first base with his right foot, he was momentarily caught by Park Byeong-ho’s foot, and his steps were twisted and he fell to the ground. At this time, he hit his collarbone hard and was unable to get up for a while.
According to a KIA official on the 24th, Choi Hyung-woo was sent to the club-designated hospital for a checkup, and he was diagnosed with a left clavicle fracture. We plan to cross-check on the 25th, but it is hopeless at this point. If his collarbone is broken, not only will baseball be a problem, but his daily life will also become unnatural. Due to the timing, there is a possibility that he will be out for the season like Na Seong-beom.
As a result, KIA lost four starting batters one after another over a period of about two weeks. Chan-Ho Park is not out for the season, but in any case, he is unable to bat normally right after being injured on the 12th and is sometimes used as a pinch runner. Na Seong-beom ended the season due to a 10-12 week diagnosis. Choi Won-jun also joined the national team on the 23rd to participate in the Asian Games.
Chan-Ho Park is expected to be able to hit as early as the 4th consecutive game against NC in Changwon on the 26th to 28th. However, it is true that if Na Seong-beom and Choi Hyung-woo quit the season, there is no way to make up for it in the central batting lineup. When Choi Won-jun returns from the Asian Games finals on the 7th of next month, there is a high possibility that the battle for rankings will be resolved to some extent.
Even if Na Seong-beom and Choi Hyeong-woo each leave a certain section, it is a very big loss, but for both of them to leave at the same time, especially at the end of September, when the season’s farming results are decided, is the worst situation for KIA. They will insert someone into the lineup instead, but there is no player in KIA, or even the entire KBO league, who can fill the presence of Na Seong-beom and Choi Hyeong-woo.KIA broke their 7-game losing streak, but lost 2 games in a row again and fell to 6th place. At one time, we even thought about fighting KT for second place, but it really became like a dream. They fell one game behind SSG in 5th place. Doosan, ranked 4th, has escaped with a 4-game lead. Now is the time to focus on 5th place and make a last-minute spurt. Four starting players are missing for two weeks, but baseball continues. It is urgent for KIA to shake off this shock.