“I was worried because of Kim Seong-wook.”
NC Dinos, led by coach Kang In-kwon, will play against SSG Landers in the second game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL postseason semi-playoffs at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 23rd.
NC won 4-3 the previous day and had an 87.5% (28/32) probability of advancing to the playoffs. Starter Shin Min-hyuk pitched 5.2 scoreless innings, and pinch hitter Kim Seong-wook, who replaced Oh Young-soo in the 8th inning, hit a two-run home run in the final. Park Min-woo and Seo Ho-cheol also added strength with multi-hits.
The starting lineup on this day was the same as the previous day. Designated hitter Son Ah-seop, second baseman Park Min-woo, right fielder Park Geon-woo, center fielder Jason Martin, left fielder Kwon Hee-dong, third baseman Seo Ho-cheol, catcher Kim Hyeong-jun, first baseman Oh Young-soo, and shortstop Kim Joo-won, in that order. Kim Seong-wook, the hero of the previous day, remains on standby as a replacement today.
Coach Kang In-kwon, who met before the game, said, “I was worried about Kim Seong-wook. However, the current batting lineup is not that bad. “He thought it was better to keep things the same and have a sense of stability rather than make changes,” he said.
He continued, “Kwon Hee-dong is bad this year against Kim Gwang-hyun (1 hit in 5 at-bats). However, he added, “Looking at the last three years, it’s not bad, so I’m trying to push forward.”
Kim Seong-wook is expected to step up as a pinch hitter at important moments as a specialist in this postseason.메이저놀이터
Coach Kang In-kwon said, “For now, I’m planning to schedule a good pinch hitter. “He can also be in the starting lineup or used as a pinch hitter, depending on the game situation or the condition of the outfielders,” he said.
Meanwhile, SSG, who lost to NC the previous day, will have ace Kim Gwang-hyun as the starter. SSG’s lineup consisted of designated hitter Choo Shin-soo, first baseman Choi Joo-hwan, third baseman Choi Jeong-center fielder Guillermo Heredia, right fielder Han Yu-seom, left fielder Ha Jae-hoon, shortstop Park Seong-han, second baseman Kim Seong-hyeon and catcher Kim Min-sik.