Was there ever such an unlucky director? 

The KIA Tigers had 1 win and 1 loss in the Suwon doubleheader against KT Wiz on the 4th. On this day, 5th place SSG Landers defeated NC Dinos. The gap widened from 2.5 games to 3 games. There are now only 10 games left. It seems that a turnaround will only be possible if a miracle occurs. The dream of fall is getting further and further away. 토토사이트

Moreover, leadoff and starting shortstop Park Chan-ho ended the season due to injury again. He came to bat with one out in the 5th inning, but was hit on his left forearm by KT starter Seon-Woo Lee’s 138km two-seamer on the second pitch at a ball count of 0B-1S. His examination revealed a comminuted fracture of the ulna. For the team, this is bad news like a lightning strike. 

Park Chan-ho has already been sentenced to three weeks of displacement due to damage to the ligament of the fourth finger of his left hand while sliding headfirst in the Daegu Samsung game on September 12. At that time, they were on a 9-game winning streak, 2-game losing streak, and 3-game winning streak. The team plummeted with the injury of Park Chan-ho, who led the offense and defense with a batting average of .300, excellent stealing ability, and solid defense. The balance of offense and defense was completely disrupted, and they lost their 7th game in a row.

Chan-Ho Park’s injury was not the end. Na Seong-beom, who had a monster batting performance after returning from injury in the game against LG in Gwangju on September 19, ended his season with a right hamstring rupture while sprinting from second to third base. It was a rehabilitation diagnosis of up to 12 weeks. He lost his batting average of .306, 5 ri, 18 home runs, 57 RBI, OPS (slugging percentage + on-base percentage) of 1.098, and a batting average of .304, 8 ri in scoring position. 

To make matters worse, another major accident occurred. Not only did we lose Na Seong-beom, but we also lost our 4th batter. On September 24, in the Gwangju KT game, he hit a hard ball towards the second baseman in the bottom of the 7th inning and ran to first base with all his might, but fell heavily after getting caught in the leg of first baseman Park Byeong-ho. It was a comminuted fracture of the left clavicle. His injuries were severe enough to require up to four months of rehabilitation.

KIA lost two pillars of its powerful batting lineup at the same time. Still, Chan-Ho Park returned after two weeks and gave strength to the offense and defense. Even though he is not good at hitting with the left side, he played an active part in the table setting with Kim Do-young. After Park Chan-ho’s return, the team achieved a record of 5 wins and 4 losses until the first game of the double header on the 4th. However, the season ended with a forearm fracture. Once again, it is inevitable that both air defense and defense stocks will be greatly shaken. 

Coach Kim Jong-kook ranked 5th in his first season last year and advanced to the wild card. This year, with a strong batting line, we aimed for a ranking of 5th or higher. Choi Hyung-woo predicted an exit from the slump, and expectations were raised that he and Na Seong-beom would form a strong central batting lineup. Kim Do-young also showed further growth through the painful experience of his first season. Lee Woo-sung and Lee Chang-jin have also grown into starting players, and when Choi Won-jun returns in June, the track and field team will be able to operate as a trio with 40 steals. 

However, from the start, injury issues have plagued the team. Main gun Na Seong-beom disappeared from the opening game due to a calf injury suffered at the WBC tournament. Kim Do-young suffered a fracture on the top of his left foot while running base in the second game of the opening game against SSG. The team has had a difficult time without two batters for over two months. They survived thanks to Choi Hyung-woo’s revival, Lee Woo-sung’s leap to the starting lineup, and Ko Jong-wook’s performance.  

With the return of Choi Won-jun on June 13th and the return of Na Seong-beom and Kim Do-young on June 23rd, the batting lineup began to gain strength. With Park Chan-ho’s hard hitting, the best batting lineup has been established since mid-August. With a batting power that overwhelmed opposing pitchers, he ran for 9 consecutive wins and even advanced to 2nd place, 2 games behind. However, due to injuries to key hitters, the team fell without wings. Sad eyes are focused on the irresistible misfortune of Kim Jong Kook-ho.


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