The ranking battle is in full swing… ‘Emergency light’ for key players’ injuries
In the second half of the year when the ranking battle is getting fiercer, each team is very nervous about the departure of key players from injuries. As the time to bet on the match approaches, the team will inevitably suffer a fatal blow if it fails to operate at its best.
The Doosan Bears, which sprinted for 11 straight wins before and after the All-Star break and raised the atmosphere to the fullest, have not been able to keep up the momentum and are recently slowing down. As of the 8th, it was pushed out of the 3rd place, which threatened the ‘2nd round’, and is currently in the 5th place (48 wins, 1 draw, 44 losses).스포츠토토
In addition, on the 8th, catcher Yang Eui-ji, the core of the team’s offense and defense, was erased due to microscopic damage to the left flank muscle. Yang Eui-ji will have a recovery time of about 2-3 weeks.
Yang Eui-ji is posting a batting average of 0.323, 9 homers and 44 RBIs in 87 games this year. He wore a catcher’s mask and led the pitchers’ stable pitches.
Doosan is chasing 3rd place NC Dinos (49 wins, 1 draw and 43 losses) and 4th place KT Wiz (50 wins, 2 draws and 44 losses) by one game. In a situation where the leaderboard is dense like this, how to fill the void of Yang Eui-ji can be directly connected to the ranking fight.
NC, which continues to fight for the middle rank, is also continuing to endure due to injuries this year.
While starting pitchers Koo Chang-mo, Lee Jae-hak, and Choi Seong-yeong were out with injuries one after another, infielder Seo Ho-cheol, who played the role of Altoran, was also excluded from the first team on the 6th due to a finger injury. Seo Ho-cheol showed his potential this season, posting a batting average of 0.301, 2 homers and 30 RBIs.
The 6th place KIA Tigers (44 wins, 2 draws, 43 losses), which were recently aiming for a place in the 5th round with hot lineups at the forefront, also had a void due to the departure of Kim Sun-bin. Kim Sun-bin, who showed a high sense of hitting with a batting average of 0.342 (13 hits in 38 bats) in the last 10 games, is taking a break due to hamstring pain.
The Lotte Giants have only 3 wins and 6 losses in 9 games after starting catcher Yoo Gang-nam was canceled on the 29th of last month due to a side injury.
It’s not just mid-table teams that are crying over the specter of injury.
2nd place SSG Landers was in an emergency as Guillermo Heredia, who was competing for the batting title, was away due to a thigh injury. Heredia is expected to take about four weeks to recover.
The vacancy of Heredia, who was wielding a heavy blow with a batting average of 0.332 this season, 11 homers and 58 RBIs, is bound to be felt even more. SSG, which was competing for the lead with LG Twins for first place, suddenly widened its gap with LG by 5 games.
Kiwoom Heroes, who had been fighting for a mid-level position until the middle of the season, lost their strength as Lee Jung-hoo was out of the season due to an injury.
Recently, they have fallen into a 9-game losing streak and are barely holding on to the 9th place (41 wins, 3 draws, 58 losses). .