“It would be better for the NC Dinos to take a 4-day break. So that they can lose some of their hitting.”
KT Wiz, seeking to advance to the Korean Series for the second time since its founding, was wary of the nuclear batting lineup of playoff opponent NC.
KT coach Lee Kang-cheol participated in team training held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 29th. KT will play the first round of the playoffs against NC a day later (30th). The starting pitchers for both teams have been revealed, and the 30-man roster has also been released, making the atmosphere increasingly heated.
KT entered a long break of about 3 weeks after the home game against the Doosan Bears on the 10th. On the other hand, NC is playing the postseason without any time to catch its breath, from wild cards with Doosan to the semi-playoffs with SSG Landers.
토토사이트KT hoped that the semi-playoffs would last as long as possible so that the opposing team’s stamina would be drained, but NC defeated SSG in just 3 games and ended up taking 4 days off. NC was given ample time to regroup, but Coach Lee found positive elements. The point is that the opponent’s heated feeling of hitting can decrease.
Coach Lee said, “(NC) finished with 3 consecutive wins, so the hitting was really good. It would be better to take 4 days off so that the hitting can drop a little. On the contrary, the opposing pitchers will have time to recover a lot, but we will get both. “I can’t do it. I don’t know if I rest for 2-3 days, but I think if I rest for 4 days, I might feel a little lost.”
As the head coach said, NC is boasting a fire bat during the postseason. He has a total of 40 hits and 32 runs scored in 4 games (Wild Card Game 1 + Semi-Playoff Games 1-3). Son Ah-seop (semi-playoff batting average 0.308), Park Min-woo (semi-playoff batting average 0.400), Park Geon-woo (semi-playoff batting average 0.462), Jason Martin (semi-playoff batting average 0.333), and Seo Ho-cheol (semi-playoff batting average 0.400) are the top and bottom batting lineups. He is showing even performance. In the postseason, fighting the atmosphere is important, and KT, which is showing off its mound power with solid pitchers, has no choice but to be more wary of NC’s batting, which has gained momentum.
KT featured William Cuevas (12 wins, 114⅓ innings, ERA 2.60) with a 100% win rate as the most important starting pitcher in Game 1. He appeared once against NC this year, allowing 2 runs while allowing 5 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, and 6 innings. In the KBO postseason, he showed off his presence as a big game pitcher by recording a total of 2 wins in 3 games and an ERA of 2.20 in 16⅓ innings.
Can KT’s mound, led by Cuevas, block the heated NC batting lineup? The first round of the playoffs between both teams is scheduled to be held at Wiz Park at 6:30 pm on the 30th.
◆KT·NC playoff participant list
pitchers (12): Ko Young-pyo, Kim Min, Eom Sang-baek, Bae Seong-seong, Cuevas, Lee Sang-dong, Ju-won, Son Dong-hyun, Wes Benjamin, Kim Young-hyun, Park Young-hyun, Kim Jae-yoon Catcher (3): Jang Seong-
woo , Kim Jun-tae, Kang Hyeon-woo
Infielders (8): Oh Yoon-seok, Park Kyung-soo, Kim Sang-soo, Hwang Jae-gyun, Lee Sang-ho, Lee Ho-yeon, Park Byeong-ho, Shin Bon-ki Outfielders (7): Song Min-seop, Cho Yong-ho, Moon Sang-cheol, Anthony Alford, Bae Jeong-dae, Kim Min-hyuk,
Pitchers (13): Tanner Turley, Song Myeong-gi, Eric Paddy, Kim Young-gyu, Choi Seong-young, Kim Si-hoon, Lee Yong-chan, Lim Jeong-ho, Ryu Jin-wook, Lee Yong-jun, Lee Jae-hak, Shin Min-hyuk, Lee Jun-ho Catchers (3): Park Se-hyuk, Park Dae-on, Kim Hyeong-jun Infielders (
) ): Park Min-woo, Seo Ho-cheol, Kim Joo-won, Do Tae-hoon, Choi Jeong-won, Oh Young-soo, Kim Han-
byul Outfielders (7): Park Young-bin, Chun Jae-hwan, Kim Seong-wook, Son Ah-seop, Kwon Hee-dong, Park Geon-woo, Martin