I got on board.
Looking at NC Dinos coach Kang In-kwon’s game management this postseason, there is a strange overlap with his long-time mentor, former coach Kim Gyeong-moon. Former coach Kim Kyung-moon was basically a leader with great faith and perseverance. When he wants to achieve something, he pushes ahead without looking back. However, if he decided ‘no’, he made changes mercilessly.
In fact, it is a result theory. If the results are bad, faith tends to turn into stubbornness and change into impatience. Baseball is something players play anyway. However, in close games, the bench’s intervention has an effect on increasing or decreasing the winning percentage. Although baseball is a sport in which the manager’s influence is low, the manager’s influence increases to some extent in the postseason.
In that respect, the bench battle in the first game of the semi-playoffs against SSG Landers on the 22nd was a decision victory for coach Kang In-kwon. It’s like a novice coach taking on the winner of last year’s wire-to-wire competition. Director Kang’s choice worked to a large extent.
First of all, it was a success to select Shin Min-hyuk as the starting pitcher instead of Song Myung-ki. Shin Min-hyuk and Song Myeong-gi were not on pace at the end of the season. However, I thought Shin Min-hyuk’s recent condition was better, so I boldly submitted him to the first game. In fact, Shin Min-hyuk said, “I changed the way I step.” Shin Min-hyuk pitched well in 5.2 innings, allowing 4 hits, 3 strikeouts, and 1 walk out.
Originally, Song Myung-ki was the starter in the second game of the wild card decision, but Song Myung-ki will play in the second game of the semi-playoffs on the 23rd. If NC wins two games in a row with Shin Min-hyuk and Song Myeong-ki in the first and second games against the enemy, that in itself will be a jackpot. Then, you can afford to save money on pedis. Peddie pitched in the bullpen that day, but is not in perfect condition yet.
Looking at the game, in the top of the 8th inning when the score was 0-0, it was right to replace Oh Young-soo and insert Kim Seong-wook at second base with one out. Coach Kang In-kwon said before the game that he hoped Young-soo Oh would hit a shot. However, “the response was not good, so Kim Seong-wook was added. He thought the game would be difficult if he didn’t score at that point. Kim Seong-wook said, “He hasn’t been in bad shape since he started practicing.”메이저놀이터
From the bottom of the 8th inning with one out and 2nd and 3rd bases on, it was a baseball game of faith. Bullpen ace Ryu Jin-wook struck out Choi Jeong on an outfield fly ball and Guillermo Heredia and gave up only one run. His unique cutter and forkball stood out. The coexistence with Lee Yong-chan, who has continued to be unstable since the end of the season, continues. Director Kang In-kwon shows trust every time Lee Yong-chan is mentioned. Lee Yong-chan conceded two goals that day, but ultimately completed a 4-3 victory and repaid coach Kang In-kwon’s faith.
There is only one thing that director Kang In-kwon should not do if he resembles former director Kim Kyung-moon. He is unrelated to winning the Korean Series. If you overcome this, it will be a breeze. It’s a good start.