The KIA Tigers will do their best in the Changwon 3-game series with the starting trio at the fore.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, “Panoni Sanchez Yang Hyeon-jong will come out” about the starting rotation for Changwon’s three-game series ahead of the regular season match against NC Dinos in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Changwon NC Park on the 25th.
KIA’s two matches against Doosan over the weekend were both canceled due to rain. After returning to the KBO League, Panoni’s second start was all delayed due to rain. And on the 25th, Panoni was announced as the starting pitcher again. Since then, there has been no choice but to make some changes to the starting rotation.
First of all, KIA comes out with the best starting lineup. In particular, it is unusual that Mario Sanchez, who started against Doosan on the 21st, the first game of the second half, will start the second game of the series on the 26th after a break on the 4th. Yang Hyeon-jong, who was delayed due to the cancellation of the rain, will go to the final game of the series.
Manager Kim Jong-guk said, “I know that there was no 4th turn in Taiwan. He seems to be fine physically, and if he takes a 4-day break this turn, he can take another 5-day break and come out again on Tuesday.” So it is reliable because it allows us to produce results and throws many innings,” he explained the reason for the strategic use of Sanchez.
Currently, KIA is in 7th place with 36 wins, 40 losses and 1 draw. They are only 1 game away from 5th place Lotte. Even with 4th place NC, with a difference of 3.5 games, if you catch this 3-game series well, you can catch up closely.꽁머니지급
The KIA, which will play a long-awaited game, has a starting lineup of Choi Won-joon (1st baseman) Kim Do-yeong (3rd baseman) Na Seong-beom (right fielder) Choi Hyung-woo (designated hitter) Socrates (center fielder) Kim Sun-bin (2nd baseman) Lee Woo-seong (left fielder) Kim Tae-gun (catcher) Park Chan-ho (shortstop)