Was the demonstration game a mirage?
Hanwha and Samsung, which caused a sensation by placing 1st and 2nd in the exhibition games, are not using their strength after the season begins. Hanwha and Samsung, who suffered the same scoreless defeat in the silence of the other line on the 12th, are 2 wins and 7 losses, tied for 9th, and are at the bottom. Contrary to the demonstration game, it is already in an atmosphere of falling behind with two drugs. If it is pushed back from the start of April, it may lead to a hard move throughout the season.
Both teams raised expectations for this season with their remarkable performance in the demonstration game. Hanwha took first place with 9 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw, and Samsung also took second place with 10 wins and 4 losses, including 8 consecutive wins. It was an exhibition game where the result was not important, but the content was very good, and both teams welcomed the opening game with more enthusiasm than ever before. I didn’t know that I would fall into the lower ranks from the start.
Hanwha started off the opening day by finishing all of the opening two games amid bad news that foreign pitcher Birch Smith voluntarily pitched in the third inning due to a shoulder injury. Samsung also had a good start to the season with 2 wins and 1 loss토토사이트, but the atmosphere calmed down as they quickly fell into a pit of 6 consecutive losses, including being swept in the game against LG in Jamsil last weekend.
Hanwha has been weak in the bullpen fight in the second half of the game, as 5 out of 7 losses gave the winning run after the 7th inning. Chae Eun-seong and Roh Si-hwan, who were recruited as free agents, led the batting line, and the bat caught fire to some extent, but the bullpen management of Hanwha coach Carlos Subero was not smooth in the absence of a clear finisher.
Pitcher protection and management principles according to the manual, such as the number of pitches and rest days, are good, but some point out that they are too mechanical not to fit the tone of this year’s team that declared ‘winning baseball’. It is difficult to ride the rising trend while missing the games that can be definitely caught in the match. With a batting average of 10% (.152), the only scoring position among 10 teams, the overall batting line’s ability to resolve is poor, and defensive misses occur in many places.
Samsung, where injured players such as catcher Kim Jae-seong and outfielders Kim Hyun-joon and Kim Tae-hoon appeared one after another, also fell into a losing streak in an instant as losses piled up in the second half of the game. On the 8th and 9th, against LG in Jamsil, the team atmosphere was broken by losing two days in a row, and on the 11th, the match against SSG in Daegu also allowed a 9th inning finish. The internal injury was great as they lost by 1 point in 3 consecutive games.
Team ERA (5.04) and team batting average (.228) both ranked ninth, and he is struggling in the pitching field. There are ups and downs with a starting average ERA of 6.20, and Jose Pirella, a foreign hitter, suffered a rib bruise after colliding with a fence in the game against Hanwha on the 4th, and his batting pace was broken. Demonstration game home run king (5) Lee Seong-gyu also had no home runs in 9 games this season.
Although it is still in the early stages of the season with only 9 games played, it is already in the mood to fall to 2nd place. It is a six-month long race, but early April is very important for the KBO league ranking fight, saying ‘the beginning is half done’. If you are pushed further here, you will have no choice but to become a target for the victory of the opposing teams. Once a weakness is caught, a year becomes difficult. The crisis management ability of Samsung coach Jin-man Park, who was in his first season as an acting coach after taking off the tag from Hanwha coach Subero, who was in the final year of his three-year contract, was put to the test.