KIA Tigers’ left-handed young-gun duo will go to the 5th starting showcase against the Korean WBC national team.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk met with reporters at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA on the 18th (Korean time) and announced the plan for a practice game with the Korean WBC baseball team on the 20th.
Coach Kim said, 바카라사이트 “We have to make the national team feel good. I have to promote the national prestige, but is there anything to break the atmosphere?” he laughed and said, “I plan to exclude veteran players and form a lineup mainly with young players. I will do my best, and I think the young players will do it with their eyes on.”
The starting pitcher is Kim Ki-hoon, who was expected as post Yang Hyeon-jong at the time of the first nomination for the 2019 KIA. Then, in the 2023 rookie draft, Yoon Young-cheol, a special rookie who was selected as the second overall first round, follows. Coach Kim said, “Because he throws in short bursts, (Kim Ki-hoon) can be seen as the first pitcher rather than a starting pitcher. Both Kim Ki-hoon and Yoon Young-chul will play two innings each.”
KIA has built a 4 starting rotation, including immovable ace Yang Hyeon-jong, Sean Anderson, Adonis Medina, and Lee Eui-ri. Ki-Hoon Kim, Young-Cheol Yoon, and Gi-Young Lim are competing for the remaining spot, but in the middle of the camp, we had a showcase against a high-level partner called the national team.
The head coach ordered unstoppable play from the young players who meet the national team. Coach Kim said, “You have to play with confidence during practice games and demonstration games. I want him to do all of base running, batting, and defense without hesitation. However, there should be no injuries,” he said. “Don’t be afraid of mistakes and failures. If you don’t practice, you can do well next time. Yoon Young-chul also pitched for the first time as a pro, so he can concede a run or get a hit. However, I hope you have a fighting spirit to win.”
Meanwhile, the Korean WBC baseball team, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, won 8-2 in their first match against NC on the 17th. While Kim Gwang-hyun, Ko Young-pyo, Jeong Cheol-won, Won Tae-in, Jeong Woo-yeong, Lee Eui-ri, and Ko Woo-seok came out one after another to warm up, other new pitchers plan to pitch in the second round of evaluation against the KIA on the 20th to adjust their senses.