Can KT Wiz, who has the ‘monthly winning rate’, finish August with 4 consecutive wins?
KT, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, will play the 13th game of the season against the Samsung Lions in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 31st. Wes Benjamin will face off against Hong Jeong-woo as a starter.
When Taylor Widener, who was originally scheduled to be selected, failed to climb the mound, KT faced Hong Jeong-woo, the ‘alternative selection’. Manager Lee Kang-cheol said, “I came out (to the baseball field) in the afternoon, and in the morning the manager (said that the selection has changed) contacted me.”
KT Bae Jung-dae (center fielder) – Hwang Jae-gyun (3rd baseman) – Anthony Alford (left fielder) – Park Byeong-ho (designated hitter) – Jang Seong-woo (catcher) – Oh Yun-seok (1st baseman) – Lee Ho-yeon (2nd baseman) – Shin Bon-gi (shortstop) – The starting lineup was formed in the order of Ahn Chi-young (right fielder).
If there is anything that stands out, Park Byeong-ho was included in the starting lineup 22 days after the match against Hanwha Eagles in Suwon on the 9th. Until the match against Lotte Giants in Busan on the 27th, he could not start as a starter due to a calf injury, but from that day on, he took on a central role in the batting line. Although his physical condition has not improved to the extent that he can handle the defense, it is a great help to the team just by giving strength to the other line.메이저놀이터
However, the command tower explained that it is not a plan to rush. Director Lee Kang-cheol said, “I’m trying to start slowly. I’m thinking about one or two or three at-bats, and running is about 70%.”
At the same time, coach Lee did not forget to mention Oh Yoon-seok, who is in charge of first base defense that day. Oh Yoon-seok recorded 29 hits in 73 at-bats in 27 games in the second half, a batting average of 0.397, 3 home runs and 9 RBIs, and received a passing score in defense. Director Lee laughed and said, “One main player was born,” and then expressed satisfaction by saying, “He is so good. He is hitting the bat well.”
Coincidentally, there are as many as five players in the starting lineup that day, including Oh Yoon-seok, Hwang Jae-gyun, Jang Seong-woo, Lee Ho-yeon, and Shin Bon-gi. Except for Hwang Jae-gyun, the other four players wore KT uniforms by trade. Manager Lee Kang-chul smiled and said, “We recruited those players and are using them well.”