When the closing pitcher Jung Hae-young fell out, “Warrr”…Reeling KIA relief team

The relief pitchers of the professional baseball KIA Tigers are reeling. When the team’s closer Jung Hae-young left due to injury, the bullpen collapsed.

On the 24th, KIA removed Jung Hae-young, who is ranked second in the saving category with 21 saves this year, from the entry of the first team. Jung Hae-young finished the first half early after a hospital examination found inflammation in his right shoulder.유흥알바

KIA, which was unable to utilize the strongest relief pitcher in the team in the remaining games of the first half, realized the vacancy.

KIA faced the shocking reality of failing to maintain a 13-point advantage against Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 25th and drawing 15-15 after extra time.

With the team leading 14-9 in the sixth inning, the team started intermediate fighting, but the result was disastrous. Left-handed sidearm Kim Dae-yu (two runs allowed in 0 ⅔ innings) and right-handed Kim Do-hyeon (three runs allowed in 0 ⅔ innings) were appointed, but the team failed by dedicating as many as six runs to the team.

Even before the shock dissipated, KIA cried again due to struggles by its relief pitchers. At the match against Lotte in Busan on the next day, the team suffered a come-from-behind defeat of 4-6 amid collapse of the bullpen that allowed four points in the second half of the game.

In the seventh inning when right-hander Kim Seung-hyun (2 runs in the ⅓ innings) was leading 4-2, he gave up a hit and a walk each, and Kwak Do-kyu (one run in 0 innings), who played, gave up an RBI timely hit to Ko Seung-min and an RBI double to Victor Reyes, losing two runs.

Afterwards, right-hander Kim Geon-guk gave Na Seung-yeop a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded with one out, and the game turned upside down. Moreover, even left-hander Kim Sa-yoon, who took the mound in the eighth inning, dropped his head as he allowed one point.

The stagnant KIA relief team failed to renew the atmosphere even on the last day of the three consecutive games.

Kim Do-hyeon, who served as the team’s second pitcher at the match against Lotte on Thursday, suffered severe slump by allowing five hits and five runs during the first ⅔, while Kim Dae-yu, who took over the baton, also allowed only two hits and one run during the first ⅔. Kia was completely defeated 2-11, as its pursuit team’s bullpen failed to stop the flow.

To make matters worse, KIA is also in a position to worry about overloading the bullpen.

The team continued to have a close game with Lotte in the first two games, and a total of eight bullpen pitchers were deployed. In the game on Thursday, pitchers Choi Ji-min, Jang Hyun-sik and Kwak Do-gyu were given rest, but it became difficult to recruit Kim Do-hyeon, who threw 41 pitches in succession, and Kim Seung-hyeon, who pitched consecutively, to the match against the Kiwoom Heroes in Gwangju on Friday.

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