After 7 years since 2016, KT Wiz, who fell into a swamp of 9 consecutive losses and fell to 9th place, fell into 2 consecutive losses again after escaping from the losing streak.
It is the fall of KT, who was selected as a strong candidate for the championship along with LG before the season. Coach Lee Kang-cheol, who was called ‘Steel Magic’ by participating KT, who had been at the bottom of the team for many years from his first season as manager, in the fall baseball competition, seems to have no way to do anything in the face of the current slump.
If you watch recent games, you can often see coach Lee Kang-cheol sitting in the corner of the dugout and building with a dejected expression. The recent collapse of KT, which was considered a candidate for the championship, is due to injuries to the main players. Looking at the starting lineup, you can see how serious KT is.
Looking at the starting lineup for the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League SSG Landers match held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 4th, Hong Hyun-bin (center fielder) Kim Sang-soo (shortstop) Kim Min-hyeok (left fielder) Jang Seong-woo (catcher) Moon Sang-cheol (1st baseman) Kim Jun-tae (designated hitter) ) Kang Min-seong (third baseman) Moon Sang-joon (second baseman) Lee Si-won (right fielder), KT’s batting order was decided. Actually, it is 1.8 group.
KT’s leading hitters such as Kang Baek-ho, Park Byung-ho, Alford, Hwang Jae-kyun, Bae Jeong-dae, and Cho Yong-ho all missed out due to injuries. Except for Kim Sang-soo, Kim Min-hyuk, and Jang Seong-woo, these are names you wouldn’t normally see on the line. Most of them are substitute players or second-team players. Just because they’re backup players doesn’t mean they can’t play baseball. The problem is that they have little first-team experience. Kang Min-seong, Moon Sang-joon, and Lee Si-won are players whose first or second match for the first team is today. Since he had little first-team experience, he often missed scoring opportunities or made mistakes in defense. 스포츠토토
KT’s young players show decent talent in offense and score quite a few hits. However, the batting average in scoring position is only 0.155. He gets on base, but he can’t be called home. The same goes for defense.
Looking at the match against SSG on the 4th, KT’s recent problems can be seen as they are. Second baseman Moon Sang-joon missed a chance to double by catching an ordinary ground ball in defense and provided an excuse for a run, while Kang Min-seong missed a chance to load bases and showed a disappointing appearance in the offense. Lee Si-won was forced out at first base due to a misjudgment of batting ball when Hong Hyun-bin hit shortstop, cutting off the flow of offense.