The NC Dinos’ starting catcher in this year’s regular season was veteran Park Se-hyuk (33). After signing a four-year free agent contract worth 4.6 billion won after last season, he played in 88 regular season games this year and recorded a batting average of 0.211 (51 hits in 242 at-bats), 6 home runs, and 32 RBIs. Although he was out for 41 days with a wrist injury at the end of the season, he wore the catcher’s mask for 620 innings, the most on the team. As the presence of an experienced catcher is important in short-term games such as the postseason (PS), it is expected that his role, having appeared in a total of 36 PS games, will be significant.
However, in the three games from NC’s first PS game, the wild card (WC) decision match (Changwon) against the Doosan Bears on the 19th, to the second round of the semi-playoffs (semi-PO, best of five) against SSG Landers on the 23rd, Park Se-hyuk did not win even once. I couldn’t hit the ground. Junior Kim Hyeong-jun (24) kept home plate in all three games. Although he only played in 26 games in the regular season, he gained confidence by winning the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games and the last-minute performance was not bad짱구카지노, so NC coach Kang In-kwon boldly brought out the Kim Hyeong-jun card. Kim Hyung-jun led the team to victory in all of the first three games of PS, and also hit three home runs. He was also named in the starting lineup for the 3rd semi-PO game held at Changwon NC Park on the 25th.
For NC, it is difficult to make changes easily because Kim Hyung-jun’s performance stands out so much. Park Se-hyuk, who changed his uniform and was looking forward to his first fall baseball performance, may feel proud. The reason why Coach Kang delivered a message to Park Se-hyuk before the third game of Jun-PO is also related to this.
Coach Kang said, “The good trend is continuing with Kim Hyung-jun playing. So, for now, we will continue to use Kim Hyung-jun as the starter,” he said. “Park Se-hyuk is in good condition right now. As the game progresses, there will definitely be something for Park Se-hyuk to do. He comforted himself by saying, “He is preparing well behind the scenes.” This is a word that can give Park Se-hyuk strength. Taking care of the feelings of players who were unable to play is proof that Coach Kang is also gaining experience as a head coach.