2 Do Young and 3 Sung Beom, and May Man Tess…Did you finish the batting order puzzle for KIA’s “Flower Manager”

The KIA Tigers’ batting line-up is finally approaching the whole body. “Captain” Na Sung-beom is expected to start playing in earnest this week after a period of adaptation to the first division. On May 4, the match against the Hanwha Eagles in Gwangju had a brief taste of the Tigers’ complete lineup.

KIA won the match against Hanwha in Gwangju by a score of 10 to 2 on May 4. On the day, Kia deployed its batting order to select No. 2 Kim Do-young and No. 3 Na Sung-bum for the first time in this season.

KIA manager Lee Bum-ho had been agonizing over the batting order of the two players ahead of Na’s return. When meeting with reporters in late April, Lee said, “The synergy effect of (Kim) Do-young and (B) Sung-beom together will be quite good. The key is whether to put Do-young on the second or the third. If there is another batter who is in good condition to be on the second batter, I think it would be a good idea to use it on the third and fourth batters. On the contrary, if it is not the case, the chances of scoring a point would be higher if he puts it on the second and third batters.”메이저놀이터

“Personally, if all hitters are in good condition, Kim Do-young’s No. 3 and Na Sung-bum’s No. 4 would be ideal for the future,” Lee said. “(Choi) Won-jun had good batting average and RBI results when he was in No. 9. I was also thinking about raising him to No. 2, but given Won-jun’s personality, No. 9 might be better.”

As Lee said earlier, when Kim Do-young and Na Sung-bum were placed at the 2nd and 3rd batting order, respectively, the team’s batters coincidentally exploded and achieved a landslide victory by scoring 15 hits and 10 points. Kim had two hits, one homer, one RBI and two runs, and Na had one hit, one walk and one run. It was one of the days that met the proposition that a batter who hits well needs to bat more than once.

Coach Lee sees Park Chan-ho, who has the ability to steal bases and drive away, as the right person for the leadoff. The most ideal picture is that Park Chan-ho imagines the center lineup, which leads to Kim Do-young, Na Sung-beom, and Choi Hyung-woo, under the condition that he enhances batting performance.

The key to the fifth batting order is Tess’ rebound in May. Socrates showed an upward curve with a batting average of 0.366/15/four homers/11 RBIs in the last 10 games. Coincidentally, with May approaching, Socrates’ batting sense seems to be rising like a ghost.

“I have a good batting performance (currently). I am always feeling good at bat,” Socrates said. “I consider myself a slow starter. It is my routine to find a sense of hitting as I take the batter’s box a lot. I still think that is the process right now,” he said, vowing to perform as a “May man.”

However, it is painful that Socrates is clearly weaker in the left-hander (0.218) than in the right-hander (0.307). The KIA team’s batting lineup itself is also weak in left-handers, so public opinion is continuing over Socrates’ recent performance.

In the end, Socrates, Lee Woo-sung, and Kim Sun-bin should be adjusted according to circumstances among the five to seven batting order in consideration of the opponent team’s selection type. The combination of No. 8 catcher and No. 9 Choi Won-jun is likely to be fixed. If this is enough, the puzzle of batting order with the “flower manager” is expected to be solved to some extent.

Coach Lee believes that Na Sung-bum will play in the outfield defense this weekend. If Na returns to the outfield defense, he will be able to manage 100% of the entire fielders that coach Lee envisioned. Attention is focusing on whether KIA will be able to show greater strength in its lone lead with its overwhelming firepower.

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