Changwon NC Park on the 9th.

Kia Tigers manager Lee Beom-ho has placed “first baseman” Lee Woo-sung (30) in the ninth spot in the batting order. Lee, who didn’t get much regular at-bats last year, had a career-high season in 126 games, batting .355 (107-for-355) with eight home runs, 58 RBIs and a .780 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage). He has shown a knack for producing mid- to long-range power in the outfield, but is a hitter who focuses more on solidity than speed.

However, Lee moved Choi Won-joon, who batted ninth last year, to second and moved Kim Do-young to third while giving Park Chan-ho the leadoff spot. Choi Hyung-woo, 토토사이트 the oldest brother who had been batting in the center of the order, batted sixth, followed by Kim Sun-bin. Lee said, “It’s close to our best lineup. I thought it was good to go in this direction this season,” Lee said.

The batting order was changed for a reason.

“The most disappointing part of last year was when Na Sung-bum hit a long ball after the second inning,” Lee said. “If we put him in the No. 4 spot, we can create chances with no outs (in the second inning), or he can contribute to the runs (top hitter Chulusien) can score.” “The team can be stronger if Choi Hyung-woo is in the sixth spot,” he said, adding, “Socrates can take responsibility (as a center fielder) if Choi Hyung-woo is in the sixth spot, and there are also advantages for Choi Hyung-woo, such as less pressure if Kim Sun-bin, who has a high average, is behind him.” “If you look back at last season, there were a lot of chances in the sixth or seventh spot in the batting order. The best picture is to have a high-everage hitter batting seventh to solve the problem,” he said. “Even if the offense breaks down in the eighth spot, it can still lead to the top of the order starting from the ninth spot. In the end, the fourth and seventh spots in the batting order are important,” he emphasized.

In the first game of the exhibition match against NC on Sept. 9, Lee’s point was spot-on.

Choi Hyung-woo, batting No. 6, opened the scoring against NC’s Lee Jae-hak with a solo shot in the first inning. Two batters later, No. 8 Han Jun-soo reached on an infield single. Lee Woo-sung took Lee Jae-hak’s first pitch and connected for a two-run home run to left field, showing his ability to not only serve as a bridge to the top of the order, 파워볼실시간 but also to solve problems. After giving up two home runs, Lee faltered sharply and gave up back-to-back singles to Park Chan-ho and Choi Won-joon. Lee’s hopes of maximizing the offense were coming true.

The Kia batting lineup was one of the strongest in the KBO, but its explosiveness had its ups and downs. It will be interesting to see the effect of the “Hwang lineup,” which was debuted based on his experience as a hitting coach.

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