What is the reason why KT ran on a winning streak even in ‘line injury’?
KT Wiz won the match against the Lotte Giants in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 8th with a 7-3 victory. On the 7th, Sajik Lotte also won 7-1, securing a winning series.
The expression that KT is now an injured ward fits perfectly. So Joon Sohn has a right forearm muscle, Joo Kwon has a right elbow, Min Soo Kim has a right shoulder, Bae Jeong Dae has an injury to the back of his left hand, and Sang Baek Eom is complaining of discomfort in his right elbow. 스포츠토토
Nevertheless, KT is cruising with 3 wins and 1 loss. It is only 0.5 games behind SSG, which is in first place.
Currently, KT has the strongest batting order from 1 to 4. KT is maximizing its offensive power by appointing Kim Min-hyeok, who has a good hitting feel, as the first hitter. Kim Min-hyeok is currently ranked first in batting average with a batting average of .500. He has an on-base percentage of .588 and an OPS of 1.231.
Batter Kang Baek-ho, the second hitter, also has a dazzling sense of hitting. He batted . 389, ninth in the league. With his second home run of the season against Sajik Lotte on the 8th, his OPS soared to 1.262.
Anthony Alford, the third hitter, is tied for 6th in the league with a batting average of .400, and already has 2 home runs and 3 doubles, so his OPS is also excellent at 1.250.
4th hitter Park Byeong-ho also reported a home run against Sajik Lotte on the 8th, and his batting average is .438, which is second in the league following Min-hyeok Kim. OPS is also excellent at 1.162.
1st through 4th batting order at the top of the league. Hitters 1 through 4 are in the top 10 in both league batting average and OPS. After the match, Park Byeong-ho said, “I don’t feel bad right now. I tried not to miss the pitcher’s miss, but the timing was right.” It’s nice to be able to help each other when we’re together.”
In particular, the top batting line is actively moving, providing an opportunity to easily solve the game. It was the same in the match against Lotte. On the 7th and 8th, KT succeeded in suppressing the baseline by scoring all points in the first inning against Lotte. There is no need to mention the importance of the first point in baseball. In other words, the tremendous destructive power of the other ships is healing the pain of the injured ward.