After Jang Jae-young, Lee Seung-ho also canceled the 1st team…’5th starting vacancy’ Kiwoom, who will seize the opportunity?
Kiwoom Heroes canceled 5th starting candidate Lee Seung-ho (24) from the first team entry. Who will get the next selection opportunity?
On the 24th, Kiwoom excluded pitchers 토토사이트Lee Seung-ho and Moon Seong-hyun from the first team list. Lee Seung-ho made his first start of the season on the 23rd in the Munhak SSG match. However, he failed to live up to expectations as he suffered sluggish performance with 3 hits (1 home run), 3 walks, 1 strikeout and 3 runs in 2⅔ innings.
In the end, Lee Seung-ho went down to the 2nd team one day after being registered for the 1st team entry. Earlier, on the 19th, Kiwoom canceled Jang Jae-young, who was dropped as the 5th starter, from the first team entry. He made it to the starting mound twice, but was left out of the starting lineup with 8 hits, 10 walks and 9 runs in 6⅓ innings.
back to square one In Kiwoom, the last seat in the starting rotation was vacant. The possibility of a call-up for Jung Chan-heon, who is preparing in the 2nd division, seems the highest. He pitched in 2 Futures League games, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and 4 walks in 5 innings. On the 23rd, Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki said, “Jung Chan-heon is preparing. If only the 5 starters are stable and the pitching balance is right, he can definitely hit and go up.”
Joo Seung-woo, a promising prospect in the first round, can also act as an alternative. In 2 Futures League games, he threw 8 innings, 3 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts and no runs. Director Hong said of Joo Seung-woo, “He is in the starting lineup. He is currently starting in the 2nd division, and he has to be consistent without ups and downs. There will definitely be opportunities when he rises to a certain level,” leaving the possibility open. Kiwoom’s new 5 starters are likely to start the match against Sajik Lotte on the 29th in terms of rotation.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Lions, who suffered a shocking sweep loss in three consecutive matches last weekend, removed infielders Kim Ho-jae and An Joo-hyeong and outfielder Song Jun-seok from the first team. The NC Dinos, who fell into a 5-game losing streak, sent infielder Kim Soo-yoon to the second team.