Spare McCarty but keep bullpen on standby, SSG Kim “must be wary of NC lower-tier links”
SSG Landers head coach Kim Won-hyung shared his thoughts on the first game of the Semi-Playoffs (hereinafter referred to as the Semi-Po) against the NC Dinos.
Kim named Oh Tae-gon (first base), Park Sung-hyun (shortstop), Choi Jeong (third base), Eredia (left field), Han Yu-seom (designated hitter), Ha Jae-hoon (right field), Choi Ji-hoon (center field), Kim Sung-hyun (second base), and Kim Min-sik (catcher) to the starting lineup for the first game of the semifinals against NC at Landers Field in Incheon on April 22. The starting pitcher is Elias.
Veteran Choo Shin-soo was left out of the starting lineup. This was due to his matchup against NC’s announced starter Shin Min-hyuk. Shin has struggled in his career against Shin, going 2-for-22 with two home runs and a 9.1 OPS. He has hit one home run against Shin this season, but has gone hitless in his other five at-bats.
After winning the KBO’s first “wire-to-wire” title last year, leading the league from the opening game of the regular season to the final game of the Korean Series, SSG finished third in the pennant race this season with a 76-3 record in 144 games. They battled with the Doosan Bears and NC until the end of the season, but the veteran performance helped them extend their winning streak and move into third place.
They’re headed straight to the Semi-Finals, but they have an uphill battle ahead of them. Their opponent is NC, who are 8-8 in the pennant race this season. In particular, NC fought hard against Doosan in the Wild Card Decider, but the team won by a whopping 14 runs thanks to the power of their bats, 카지노사이트킴 and is full of morale after reaching the Semi-Pros. The key will be how SSG presses on NC’s momentum.