It was ubiquitous. NC Dinos coach Kang In-kwon’s meticulous ‘preparation’ served as the driving force for catching ‘big fish’.
NC won the home game against SSG Landers held at NC Park in Changwon on the 16th, 5-3. It was a tough schedule. Prior to the game on this day, SSG ranked first in the league with 23 wins, 1 draw and 12 losses. NC was 4th with 18 wins and 16 losses. The starting matchup also focused on SSG with foreign ace Kirk McCarty. The NC selection was Shin Min-hyuk, who has not been in a good flow recently.
Even if it was just one episode, it was ‘as expected’. Shin Min-hyeok allowed Choi Joo-hwan a preemptive solo home run after one run in the first inning, and Park Seong-han with an additional RBI double in the second out and first and second bases. At the beginning of the second inning, trailing by 0-2, he was driven to a crisis with one company on first and third base with two hits. Coach Kang In-kwon started the bullpen immediately after Choi Joo-hwan, who had hit a home run in the first at-bat, returned to bat, and left-handed Choi Seong-yeong.
Considering Shin Min-hyeok’s number of pitches (36), he moved one beat faster. Moreover, as it was the first game of the week, it could be sensitive to bullpen consumption, but it was bold. The results are beyond expectations. Seongyoung Choi struck out Joo-Hwan Choi on a swing on the 4th pitch, and Choi Jung-Jung also induced the 3rd baseman to ground the ball, ending the inning without conceding a run. The game record is 4 innings, 3 hits, 4 strikeouts, no runs, winning pitcher.
The 2023 KBO League NC Dinos and LG Twins match was held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the afternoon of the 19th. NC coach Kang In-kwon signs an autograph during the game. Jamsil = Reporter Sijong Jeong firstname.lastname@example.org /2023.04.19.
The NC lineup scored 3 points at the end of the 3rd inning while Choi Seong-young held out, turning the game over to 3-2. In the 6th and 7th innings, they added 1 point each to maintain their lead and kept the victory by 2 points by operating all the winning groups. Martin, who recorded 2 hits in 4 at-bats and 2 RBIs, and Kim Joo-won, who drove in 3 hits in 4 at-bats, also stood out. However, the point of the game that destroyed the ‘giant ship’ SSG was Choi Seong-young’s appearance in the second inning. It was an ‘irregular’ mound operation that surprised me even more because he was only waiting for the bullpen after the call-up to the first team on the 14th.안전놀이터
Choi Seong-young, who successfully completed his first appearance of the season, laughed, saying, “I just wanted to throw as many innings as possible to help the team rather than win personally. I think I was excited to hear the support of many fans after a long time.” Manager Kang In-kwon praised him, saying, “I prepared Seong-yeong Choi in advance in case Min-hyeok Shin is in poor condition and needs an early replacement.”