Tigers golden left-hander Pil Seung-jo relieves one man after suffering ‘simple bruise’ “Not participating in Jamsil away trip, preparing to pitch in final home game”
KIA Tigers pitcher Choi Ji-min sighed after being examined for a simple bruise. KIA coach Kim Jong-guk announced that Choi Ji-min is preparing to pitch in the final home game.
KIA will play against Jamsil Doosan Bears on October 13th. KIA, which recently had two consecutive wins, maintained 6th place in the league with 71 wins, 2 draws, and 68 losses this season. They are 2 games behind 5th place Doosan.
On this day, KIA consisted of Kim Do-young (third baseman), Ko Jong-wook (designated hitter), Kim Seon-bin (second baseman), Socrates (right fielder), Lee Woo-sung (left fielder), Kim Tae-gun (catcher), Byun Woo-hyuk (first baseman), Kim Ho-ryeong (center fielder), and Kim Gyu-seong ( Shortstop) will take the starting batting order to face Doosan starting pitcher Kwak Bin. KIA’s starting pitcher is Kim Geon-guk.
Coach Kim met with reporters before the game on the 13th and said, “For our team, there is no tomorrow and we only think that today is the last day. Hwang Dong-ha had a bad performance in his last appearance against Doosan. Kim Geon-guk’s results in the last LG and NC games were good, and he has a lot of starting experience, so we thought he would be even better. He also said, “Since we don’t have a game on the weekend, we plan to have the bullpen prepare early.”
Pitcher Choi Ji-min, who was hit by a batted ball in the game against the Gwangju Lotte Giants on the 12th and immediately fell out, did not accompany the team to Jamsil on the 13th due to the results of a simple bruise examination.
In the game on the 12th, KIA put Choi Ji-min, who returned from winning the gold medal with the Asian Games national team, on the mound in the top of the 6th inning with one out and one on first base. Choi Ji-min hit a right-handed hit from Park Seung-wook and then hit a timely hit from Ahn Kwon-soo to tie the score at 5-5.메이저놀이터
In the ensuing crisis with one out and runners on first and second base, Choi Ji-min took a breather by guiding pinch hitter Yoo Kang-nam into a double play toward the shortstop. In the beginning of the 7th inning, bad luck came to Choi Ji-min. In the top of the 7th inning, Choi Ji-min caught leadoff hitter Jeong Dae-seon with a fly ball to right field and then faced Jeon Jun-woo. The 6th pitch thrown to Jeon Jun-woo, a 134km/h slider, led to a pitcher’s lesson. Choi Ji-min was hit hard by the ball near his left foot without any chance to avoid it.
Choi Ji-min collapsed as soon as he was hit by the ball and was unable to get up easily as he complained of pain. In the end, after the ambulance entered the ground, Choi Ji-min went straight to the hospital. The KIA bench replaced the pitcher with Jeon Sang-hyun. With Jeon Sang-hyun preventing additional runs, KIA won 6-5 with Lee Woo-sung’s timely hit to left in the bottom of the 7th inning with one out and runners on second base.
Regarding Choi Ji-min’s condition, Director Kim said, “I am glad that the results of the examination came out as a simple bruise. There was no need to overdo it until today’s away game in Jamsil. As a result of the test results and training part, it is fully possible to pitch in the game starting next Monday. “We plan to use Choi Ji-min during the final home two-game series against NC,” he explained.