KIA will be called up to Lee Eui-ri AG due to Sanchez’s injury…Autumn baseball is far and far.
KIA Tigers said on the 28th, “Mario Sanchez examined at two hospitals designated by the club and found that he had symptoms of partial damage to the inner ligament of the right main clause (elbow) and collision syndrome. Instead of surgery, he is planning to rehabilitate while receiving injection treatment. The rehabilitation period is expected to be about three weeks,” he announced.
KIA, which has 40 games left as of the 28th, will start the second half with a loss of starting resources. Sanchez will return at the end of next month if rehabilitation goes smoothly in the scheduled procedure. However, at that point, another starting pitcher will be lost to compete in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games (AG). Lee Eui-ri (21) is the left-hander.
Just before Sanchez’s return, Lee Eui-ri will be transferred to the national team, and KIA will have to play for about a week without two starters.
Currently, KIA is in fifth place with 52 wins, 2 draws and 50 losses and a winning rate of 0.510 in 104 games. It is not a stable fall. It is only 0.5 games ahead of sixth-place Doosan. On the contrary, there is a need to go up again because the gap with fourth-place NC is two games.
KIA manager Kim Jong-kook’s head has also become complicated. Head coach Kim initially said, “It will be very physically difficult,” citing KIA’s largest remaining games among the 10 KBO League teams due to rain cancellation, and the departure of starter Lee Eui-ri, Pil Seung-jo Choi Ji-min and main leadoff Choi Won-joon as AG.
Resources such as Hwang Dong-ha, Kim Jae-yeol and Kim Gun-guk are on standby in the second division, but they are not guaranteed to pitch well. There is also a way to turn sidearm Lim Ki-young, who is a supporter of the KIA bullpen this season with a long relief, to the starting lineup. Instead, the bullpen naturally becomes loose.
Attention is focusing on how KIA, which is fiercely competing for the fourth to fifth place, can minimize the starting gap and confirm its advance to “autumn baseball.” 먹튀검증