“We have to show stable control and position.”
Recently, the KIA Tigers are showing a downward trend. The situation where the number of losing streaks increased to ‘5’. The sluggish performance of the ‘JJJ Trio’, which KIA is proud of, is painful to the bone. In particular, Jang Hyun-shik and Jeon Sang-hyun are not doing their part.
Jang Hyun-sik, who returned from an elbow injury at the end of April, pitched three consecutive scoreless games. However, in 4 games in May, he had 4 hits (2 homers), 6 walks and 6 runs (4 earned) in 2⅓ innings. Jeon Sang-hyun also played 4 games in May, but it was not good with 3 hits, 2 walks and 2 runs in 3⅓ innings.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk, who met ahead of the Daegu Samsung match on the 16th, said, “We have to show stable control and pitch,” and said, “The current team situation is not good, but players in good condition have to go out. All of these pitchers believe in, but the team pace is not good right now, so I plan to put mainly players in good condition regardless of innings.”
Regarding Jung Hae-young, coach Kim said, “It seems that the redemption has increased since last week’s Gwangju game. Last week, there were not many winning games, so there were not many, but the redemption increased a lot.”스포츠토토
On the 16th, the starting mound against Samsung is guarded by ace Sean Anderson. Coach Kim said, “There was a part where fatigue accumulated because there were a lot of innings and pitches. Anderson and Yang Hyeon-jong are players who have to digest a lot of innings like now.
Currently, KIA is unable to operate its full strength as Na Seong-beom and Kim Do-young are out due to injuries. There should be no more breakaways. Coach Kim said, “There is an up-and-down in the team’s power. The players have prepared well, but the players who are currently in the power have to do well. I think we need to manage well so that no more injuries appear.”