The Korean baseball organization KT Wiz has filled eight of its lineup with right-handed hitters, with one exception, to face NC Dinos ace Eric Peddy, who will be making his first appearance in 14 days.
KT manager Lee Kang-cheol unveiled a batting lineup consisting of Kim Sang-soo (shortstop), Hwang Jae-gyun (third baseman), Anthony Alford (left fielder), Park Byung-ho (first baseman), Jang Sung-woo (catcher), Cho Yong-ho (right fielder), Moon Sang-chul (designated hitter), Bae Jeong-dae (center fielder), and Park Kyung-soo (second baseman) 온라인카지노 ahead of the first game of the playoffs (best-of-five) against NC at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea, on April 30.
All of them are right-handed hitters except Choi Soo-ho.
The reason for the right-handed batting lineup is due to the absence of two left-handed hitters, Kang Baek-ho, who injured his side, and Kim Min-hyuk, who still has a sore thigh, but Lee explained that KT’s right-handed hitters hit Pedi’s ball better.
Despite only facing Pedi a few times, most of the KT right-handers went 1-for-3. Alford was the most successful, going 5-for-8 with two home runs.
“When Kim Min-hyuk was out, Kim Sang-soo was good as the number one hitter with a high on-base percentage,” Lee said. “When we looked at the scoring probability in the data, we often got caught in the third or eighth inning in the fourth or fifth inning, so we used the eighth spot in the batting order considering the game plan.”
“The pitchers will be well-rested, but I think the flow of NC’s hitters, who hit so well in the semifinals, will not be broken,” Lee said cautiously, referring to the fact that NC will enter the playoffs with four days off after finishing the semifinals in three games on May 25.
NC manager Kang In-hwa said that Pedi, who spent two weeks rehabbing after being hit in the right forearm by a Kia Tigers’ Ko Jong-wook on the 16th, has made a full recovery.
“I can’t set the number of pitches, but it can be up to 100,” Kang said, adding, “I will decide the number of pitches after seeing the game situation.”
Lee Jae-hak, who was hit on the back of his right hand by a strong hit from SSG’s Oh Tae-gon in the third game of the semifinals on the 25th, did not show any discomfort in the catching game, but he hasn’t thrown yet in the bullpen, so Kang added that he will decide whether to pitch on the day after seeing how he throws.
Kang, who used left-handed bullpen pitchers such as Choi Sung-young and Kim Young-gyu in the semifinals against SSG, said he will rely on the right-handed trio in the playoffs against KT, which is loaded with experienced right-handed hitters.
Kim Si-hoon, Lee Jun-ho, and Lee Yong-jun, who have performed well against KT hitters, will receive the baton.
NC will face Cuevas in the order of Son Asub (designated hitter), Park Min-woo (second base), Park Geon-woo (right field), Jason Martin (center field), Kwon Hee-dong (left field), Seo Ho-chul (third base), Oh Young-soo (first base), Kim Hyung-joon (catcher) and Kim Joo-won (shortstop). 바카라사이트