The professional baseball playoffs between KT Wiz and NC Dinos will begin on the 30th.
While a fierce match is expected to win a ticket to the Korean Series, an ‘injury warning’ has been issued for both teams.
KT Kang Baek-ho, one of the key players in winning the Korean baseball team at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Although he was expected to perform well in the playoffs starting on the 30th, he suffered an injury during his own practice game, making it difficult for him to participate in the postseason.
The departure of slugger Kang Baek-ho, whose career fall baseball batting average is close to 0.350, is considered a major negative news for KT.
In addition, Kim Min-hyuk, the team’s No. 1 batting average player, who suffered a thigh injury at the end of the season, is unlikely to be able to play as a starter in this playoff.
However, it is hopeful that pitchers Benjamin, Go Young-pyo, and Eom Sang-baek, who were injured at the end of the season, are recovering and regaining their normal form.
NC, which is on the rise with 4 consecutive wins in the postseason, is also not free from injury variables.
This is because Jae-Hak Lee메이저놀이터, who played his role as a relief pitcher during the wild card game and the semi-playoffs, came down from the mound after being hit on the right hand by a hard hit during the third game of the semi-playoffs.
Fortunately, it was reported to be a simple bruise, but it is unclear whether he will be included in the playoff entries announced this coming Sunday.
For NC, which has to deal with KT’s powerful line of right-handed hitters including Byung-ho Park, Alford, Jae-gyun Hwang, and Seong-woo Jang, missing veteran right-handed pitcher Jae-hak Lee would be a huge loss of power.