‘5th-DH’ Kang Baek-ho, first appearance in 36 days…”He says he’s okay”
Kang Baek-ho, who returned to the first team ahead of the All-Star break, was named to the starting lineup.
KT, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, will play the 11th game of the season against Kiwoom Heroes in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 12th. The starting pitcher is William Cuevas.바카라
On this day, KT Kim Sang-soo (shortstop) – Kim Min-hyeok (center fielder) – Anthony Alford (left fielder) – Park Byung-ho (1st baseman) – Kang Baek-ho (designated hitter) – Jang Seong-woo (catcher) – Hwang Jae-gyun (3rd baseman) – Lee Ho-yeon (2nd baseman) – Cho Yong-ho The lineup was organized in order of (right fielder). Table setters Kim Sang-soo and Kim Min-hyeok’s batting order have been switched, and Cho Yong-ho will start instead of outfielder Bae Jeong-dae.
The name that stands out the most is, of course, Kang Baek-ho. Kang Baek-ho’s starting appearance is 36 days after the resignation against the Lotte Giants on the 6th of last month.
Prior to the game on the 11th, Kang Baek-ho, who was registered as a first-team entry, played as a pinch hitter in the at-bat of the 2nd base 2nd base assignment in the beginning of the 5th inning, and withdrew after a 6-pitch game. Afterwards, Kang Baek-ho did not play defense and was immediately replaced by Kim Min-hyeok.
Coach Lee Kang-cheol said before the game on the 12th, “It’s a pity that I only went out for one at-bat yesterday, but I thought I shouldn’t be greedy.” The reason for the selection of the late Kang Baek-ho was explained.
There was no story that the command tower gave to Kang Baek-ho. Director Lee Kang-chul said, “I asked, ‘Are you okay?’, and he replied, ‘Yes’.”
The day before, KT ended its 4-game losing streak by winning 4-2 against Kiwoom, but it is true that the other players lacked scoring support. If it wasn’t for starter Benjamin’s good pitching with 2 runs in 7⅔innings, it would be difficult to guarantee victory.
Manager Lee Kang-cheol said, “Benjamin made it. Depending on how you make the game when you stick together, hitters can concentrate. They were trying to get out somehow, but (in the beginning of the 7th inning) Park Byeong-ho came out and we were able to get 3 points.”
In the end, it is a situation where hitters need to exert themselves in order to stand out with the presence of a solid mound. Attention is focusing on whether Kang Baek-ho, who will make his first start after his return, will live up to the team’s expectations.