You and I both hurt.
The battle for rankings for the last fall baseball game is in full swing. The most likely candidates are SSG and KIA. As of the 25th, they are ranked 5th and 6th respectively. The distance between the two teams is only one game. Even as KIA has played 4 fewer games, the rankings can change at any time. Compared to the fierce competition, there is not much to see. Both teams do not have good pace. Last week, SSG faltered with 2 wins and 3 losses, but the positions were reversed as KIA fell silent with 1 win and 5 losses. Even if we expand the scope to the last 10 games, SSG is poor with 2 wins and 8 losses and KIA with 1 win and 9 losses.
Injury news struck at the most critical time. In the case of SSG, foreign pitcher Kirk McCarty left the team. On the 23rd, he appeared as a starting pitcher against Incheon Lotte, but pain occurred in his right oblique muscle during the second inning. As a result of a thorough examination on the 25th, he was diagnosed with inner oblique muscle damage. It is not serious. Still, it looks like he will need to rest for about two weeks. Afterwards, we plan to check his physical condition again. There must also be a process of raising one’s senses again. Considering the number of games remaining, it is difficult to return during the regular season.
KIA was literally hit by lightning. Following Na Seong-beom and Choi Hyeong-woo, two key hitters were missing. Na Seong-beom suffered from hamstring pain in the Gwangju LG game on the 19th. As a result of the examination토토사이트, he was diagnosed with a right hamstring injury. Rehabilitation alone is expected to take 10 to 12 weeks. It’s not the end. Not long after, even Choi Hyeong-woo collapsed. On the 24th, he collided with opposing first baseman Park Byeong-ho in the Gwangju KT game. He was diagnosed with a comminuted fracture of his left clavicle and acromioclavicular joint damage. He is expected to take about four months to rehabilitate.
If you don’t have teeth, you have to support yourself with your gums. For SSG, a change in starting rotation is inevitable. Oh Won-seok, who moved to the middle, is likely to take McCarty’s place. KIA also needs reorganization. The resources that served as problem solvers in Chance are urgently needed. As Hwang Dae-in was notified of being transferred to the 2nd Army, the role of foreign hitter Socrates Brito increased. The two teams’ two-game series to be played in Incheon on the 30th and 1st of next month has become important. At the same time, we must keep in mind that the gap with 7th place Lotte is narrowing.