Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

KIA sent the first starting pitcher and finishing pitcher down to the second group at the same time. It was the judgment that adjustment could not be postponed any longer.

On the day of no game on the 29th, KIA canceled as many as five players from the first team entry. Pitchers Sean Anderson (29), Jung Hae-young (22), Kim Dae-yu (32), and infielders Hwang Dae-in (27) and Yoon Do-hyeon (20) were all excluded from the list. This action was taken after losing 1 win and 2 losses in a row against Hanhwa in Daejeon and LG in Gwangju last week.

Among them,메이저사이트 the most noteworthy names are Anderson and Jung Hae-young. Anderson, a foreign pitcher, is the team’s first starter, and Jung Hae-young is the key player who has been in charge of a full-time finisher for the third year. It was unusual to go down to the second team at the same time when the first starter and finisher during the season were not injured, but it was a decision that could not be delayed any longer.

Anderson is recording an average ERA of 4.12 this season with 3 wins and 5 losses in 10 games (54⅔ innings). In April, he quickly adapted to the league as a starter with an average ERA of 2.58 with 3 wins and 2 losses in 6 games, but in May, he suddenly showed difficulty with 4 games, 3 losses and an average ERA of 7.71. His walks per 9 innings jumped from 1.41 in April to 8.82 in May.

KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said of Anderson last week, “I can’t command, but there is a small problem. He is also aware of the players while talking to the power analysis team and the pitching coach. He hoped, “If he cares about that part from practice, he will be able to improve.” He breaks the bad flow and prepares for a return to the first team through adjustments for the time being.

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Jung Hae-young also recorded 3 wins, 1 loss and 6 saves in 20 games (18⅓ innings) this season with an average ERA of 3.44, but his performance was not bad on the surface, but his WHIP was 1.58 and his batting average was 2.997. The average fastball speed decreased by 3.6 km from the previous year from 144.5 km last year to 140.9 km this year, and the pitch did not overwhelm the batters.

Director Kim Jong-guk also said about Jung Hae-young last week, “I found a difference (when it was good and when it was not) in the power analysis team, and I know it. He tries to change the mechanic from the long toss, but it’s hard to think of that when he gets on the mound. Army 1 is a battlefield. He has to fight with the batter and fight the timing, but it is difficult to pay attention to his form during the game.”

The finishing pitcher who has to protect the victory is a heavy position where the game can be decided by a single ball. Adjusting mechanics in the first team during the season was impossible. In the end, the 2nd group has time to adjust before it is too late. Since the season has not yet been played half way, it is better to find the problem and completely relieve anxiety in the long run.

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