The starting lineup of the professional baseball NC Dinos changed drastically in one day.
1st batter, 2nd baseman Park Min-woo, 4th batter, center fielder Jason Martin, and 9th batter, left fielder Kim Seong-wook스포츠토토 left side by side due to injuries.
Martin, who was replaced in two consecutive games recently, was eventually diagnosed with a minor injury to his right internal oblique muscle and was eliminated from the first team entry.
Park Min-woo and Kim Seong-wook wait on the bench with right and left hamstring muscle tension, respectively.
NC coach Kang In-kwon couldn’t hide his bewildered expression, saying, “An unexpected injury came at once” ahead of the Doosan Bears game held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 6th.
Although Park Min-woo stagnated last year, he is the best alternate hitter in the KBO league, and Martin is an essential resource for NC, which lacks long hitting power.
Kim Seong-wook was showing off his best hitting feeling this season, hitting a three-run home run the day before.
Director Kang regretted, “I prepared a lot from the spring camp to prevent hamstring injuries…” and said, “I haven’t found the answer yet whether it’s due to fatigue or a timing problem.”
Seo Ho-cheol, Cheon Jae-hwan, and Han Seok-hyun were put in instead of the three players, and the batting order changed drastically.
Son Ah-seop (right fielder) – Han Seok-hyeon (left fielder) – Chun Jae-hwan (center fielder) – Park Kun-woo (designated hitter) – Oh Yeong-soo (1st baseman) – Park Seok-min (3rd baseman) – Park Sae-hyeok (catcher) – Kim Joo-won (shortstop) – Seo Ho-cheol (2nd baseman) am.
Director Kang explained, “I made the best combination on my own,” and “Since Jae-hwan Cheon has long hitting power, I placed him in the center batting line along with Kun-woo Park and Young-soo Oh.”
Regarding lead hitter Son Ah-seop, he added, “(Doosan starter) Kim Dong-ju is almost a rookie, so I thought it was important how to lead the number of pitches in the early stages.”