“We have a lot of players to pass~” The
스포츠토토 first practice match of the baseball team led by coach Lee Kang-cheol confirmed the good condition of the hitters. Coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “I am satisfied that the beasts have built their bodies well” right after the NC game held at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA on the 17th (hereafter Korean time).
In particular, Kang Baek-ho (KT), which has fallen into a deep recession for the past year to a year and a half, is showing signs of reviving. Kang Baek-ho threw a big batting ball from the practice batting before the game. Director Lee laughed and said, “There is no need for practice. You have to play well in the game. There are a lot of players to pass here.”
Kang Baek-ho fired a two-run four in the second inning against NC Choi Sung-young, and in the 7th inning Ryu Jin-wook scored a right-middle hit. He carried on the feeling he had from practice batting into practice. Even though it’s a practice game, he proved he’s preparing well.
Kang Baek-ho had two major injuries and sluggishness in the 2022 season. In 62 games, batting average 0.245, 6 home runs, 29 RBIs, 24 runs, OPS 0.683. It was the worst slump since his 2018 debut. The swamp of sluggishness that started in the second half of the 2021 season has been prolonged. His annual salary for this season is 290 million won, a 47.3% cut from last year’s 550 million won.
I was desperate. I made a routine to wake up at 6:00 a.m., do whirlpool, tea batting, and weight training first, and then start regular training. As he also increased his training volume, he also dropped his weight below 100 kg. He naturally goes to bed early in the evening.
Above all, there is a change in moving the hit point slightly back. It is often said that you have to pull the hitting point for a long hit, but Kang Baek-ho thinks the opposite. I am still confident in my power, so I intend to attack the breaking ball accurately while hitting it from behind. Feedback with the data team has also been completed.
Will the two hits, including the home run, be the prelude to a reversal, as coach Lee said? Ironically, even if Kang Baek-ho hits well, it seems difficult for the national team to rise in the batting order. Coach Lee also said, “Now there are Choi Jeong, Kim Hyun-soo, and Lee Jung-hoo, but it is difficult for Baek-ho to play in the top batting order. I have to watch.” Of course, he said, “If you are in good shape, you can go up.”
On this day, the national team had Lee Jeong-hoo, Oh Ji-hwan, Choi Jeong, Park Byeong-ho, Kim Hyeon-soo, and Na Seong-beom in batting order 1-6. Because of this, even Kang Baek-ho of the world has no choice but to hit number 7. This is not the end. Here comes Ha-seong Kim and Tommy Edman. Both can get into the top batting order. Oh Ji-hwan will be pushed out as a backup, but it will not be easy for Kang Baek-ho to advance to the top batting order. That means that the team’s batting line is strong.
Coach Lee deliberately joked about Kang Baek-ho’s home run, but he couldn’t hide his wide smile. He is the leader who wants the resurrection of Kang Baek-ho more than anyone else. Coach Lee said, “Your own home run is important, but it will have a good effect on the team. He thinks he’ll turn things around from the start of this season. He can become more confident. He said, “The hit that came out at the end was also good.”