KIA drew an upward curve in the second half, but it took a step back with one win and three losses last week. It seemed to turn into a surplus, but it turned into a deficit again. The winning rate of 50% is hard. 토토 He has not moved from sixth place due to the prospect of reaching the semifinals. Rather, it is trailing Lotte by 1.5 games. The biggest change was Captain Kim Sun-bin’s vacancy.
Kim Sun-bin led the batting lineup in April and May with a .300 batting average. However, it was only .233 in June and .231 in July, losing strength. hit a ball during defense He suffered a right thumb fracture and was out for 20 days. He was expected to leave for a considerable period of time, but he returned early and joined the lineup due to his fast recovery.
The bat rarely caught fire, but it rebounded in August. In six games, he recorded 9 hits (two doubles) in 23 at-bats, batting .391 and 7 RBIs. In the sixth at-bat, Park Chan-ho, Choi Won-joon, and Kim Do-young’s track and field trio and Na Sung-beom, Choi Hyung-woo, Socrates’ clean-up trio made good use of the opportunity, helping the big inning.
However, he broke away from the front line on the 8th due to a sudden hamstring injury. When Kim Sun-bin fell out of the sixth batting order, the lower batting line became a deflated balloon. The batters also lost their connectivity. He scored 13 points on the 12th and won a great victory, but only two points against LG on the 9th, one point against Lotte on the 11th, and one point against Lotte on the 13th in the remaining three games. He scored only four points in three games.
When Kim Sun-bin was absent, head coach Kim Jong-kook used No. 9 Park Chan-ho as No. 2 in the match against LG on the 9th, and managed a batting order that put Socrates No. 6 and Kim Kyu-sung No. 9. But cohesion has not revived. In the match against Lotte on the 11th, Hwang Dae-in was put as No. 6, but he only had no hits. The batters also scored only one run after nine hits and two walks.
The match against Lotte on the 13th used Lee Chang-jin as No. 6 and Hwang Dae-in as No. 7 against left-handed pitcher Charlie Barnes, but no hits came out. Kim Sun-bin was strong against Barnes at .364. Moreover, he boasts a phenomenal batting ability of .49 percent to left-handed pitchers this year. With the absence of such Kim Sun-bin, it can be said that the lineup was disorganized.
Kim Kyu-sung, who played as a second baseman instead of Kim Sun-bin, made a series of decisive defensive errors, giving wrinkles. Kim Kyu-sung’s defense is superior to Kim Sun-bin, but he left a disappointment by missing a double play in a critical crisis. He briefly operated third baseman Lee Chang-jin, shortstop Kim Do-young, and second baseman Park Chan-ho, but it did not work because Kim Do-young’s mistake came out.
Kim Sun-bin is scheduled to return from the 18th if there is no problem. Until three consecutive games against the lowest-ranked Kiwoom this week, Kim Sun-bin must be played without him. KIA has a task to make up for the deficit again in this three consecutive games. In the end, minimizing Kim Sun-bin’s absence is expected to determine success or failure.