Kim Ki-hoon, a left-hander who was selected in the first round of the KIA and highly praised by former baseball team coach Sun Dong-ryeol, will take on the key role of starting player. The stage will be the Gwangju Lotte game on the 14th. 

Former coach Seon Dong-ryeol said, “I was surprised” after watching Kim Ki-hoon’s pitching, who had just debuted on the professional stage, during a camp in Okinawa, Japan in February 2019. Although he is only 19 years old, I am very excited to see him throw. I thought he was a player with a lot of potential. Since he is so good at throwing, do you have any advice? “Seeing how he throws, I think he will play his part in the first team as long as there are no injuries,” he said. 

Kim Ki-hoon is active as a relief pitcher in the first team this season, recording 2 wins, undefeated and undefeated in 28 games, with an ERA of 3.45. He has consistently been in the starting rotation for the Futures, and in his last appearance as a pitcher, he pitched well against Sangmu on the 8th, allowing 2 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and no runs in 6 innings. His fastball reached a maximum of 146 km and the total number of pitches was 77. His breaking balls were a mix of sliders and changeups. 

Before the away game against Samsung held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 12th, Coach Kim Jong-kook said, “Kim Ki-hoon will start the game on Thursday (14th). He played as a starter at Sangmu last year and has increased the number of pitches he has pitched (as a starter) at Futures. He decided it would be better to give him a chance as a starter rather than in the bullpen. “He has experience as a starter, so we should give him a chance.” 카지노사이트

He continued, “Futures’ performance (8 games, 2 wins, no losses, ERA 2.28) is good, but the first team and Futures are different. I hope that they can play as long innings as possible and allow as few runs as possible. “If I show a good pitch this time, I will go longer next time,” he added. 

Right-hander Hwang Dong-ha pitched well in the match against leader LG on the 9th, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, and 2 runs in 4⅓ innings. Coach Kim Jong-guk said, “We pitched well against the first-place team, but we shouldn’t give them a chance. “Kim Geon-guk, who was expunged from the 1st team entry list, will be deployed 10 days later depending on the situation,” he said. 

Meanwhile, KIA welcomed Samsung starting pitcher Taylor Widener and formed a batting order of shortstop Park Chan-ho, third baseman Kim Do-young, second baseman Kim Sun-bin, designated hitter Choi Hyeong-woo, right fielder Socrates, left fielder Lee Woo-seong, first baseman Hwang Dae-in, catcher Kim Tae-gun, and center fielder Choi Won-jun.