“The lineup has just changed. I think the defense will be difficult, so I’m going as a designated hitter.”
Kiwoom Heroes’ Kim Hye-seong was also not an ‘iron man’.
Kiwoom is playing at the fastest pace this season due to the nature of its home stadium, Gocheok Dome. He played 102 games, the most among 10 clubs. He played 6 more games than Samsung Lions and KT Wiz (96 games), who played the most games after Kiwoom.
Kim Hye-seong played in 101 games and defended a whopping 848⅓ innings. Most of them are second basemen, the main position, but due to team circumstances, he also played 5 games as a shortstop. With Lee Jung-hoo out of injury, Kim Hye-seong’s share in the batter’s line has increased.
Kiwoom will play the second game of the midweek series against the Lotte Giants on the 9th. In the lineup released by Kiwoom ahead of the briefing by Kiwoom manager Hong Won-ki, Kim Hye-seong was the second hitter and second baseman.안전놀이터
However, coach Hong explained, “The lineup has just changed. Kim Hye-seong seems to have trouble defending.” did.
Subsequently, the Kiwoom club announced a new lineup of Lee Yong-kyu (right fielder) Kim Hye-seong (designated hitter) Dawson (left fielder) Kim Hwi-jip (shortstop) Song Seong-moon (3rd base) Lee Ju-hyung (center fielder) Kim Tae-jin (2nd base) Kim Soo-hwan (1st base) Kim Dong-heon (catcher). . The starting pitcher is Hurado.
Kim Hye-seong complained of pain after being hit on the knee by his own foul ball during the attack at the bottom of the third inning the previous day. Eventually, in the top of the 5th inning, he was substituted before the defense. Immediately after his replacement, he moved to Guro Sacred Heart Hospital and had a CT scan. Fortunately, the doctor’s findings were ‘simple bruises’.
However, coach Hong explained, “It doesn’t seem like a normal bruise. Isn’t it a player who doesn’t express his intention to be replaced during the game?” .
He added, “Lotte has a lot of left-handed hitters, second base defense has a lot of left and right movement, and Hurado, our starter, has a lot of ground ball induction.” .
“The priority is to break the losing streak. Then we will aim for a rebound, but it’s usually not difficult. I think it’s important to get the first points first.”