It’s a coincidence.
The KIA Tigers won only 3 wins in 11 matches. The weather map is ‘overcast’. While the water bat lineup is hitting bottom, the early return of injured Na Seong-beom (35) and Kim Do-yeong (20) is far off. On the mound, the starters are holding out with an average ERA of 3.88, but the bullpen’s average ERA, which boasted ‘impenetrable depth’, is only 9th out of 10 teams with an ERA of 4.93.
It was a similar situation a year ago카지노사이트. In the first 11 games of the 2022 season, the number of wins KIA won was 4 wins (7 losses). Even at that time, the starting lineup was on the side of a good fight, but the bullpen was shaken amid the stagnation of the batting line, and the struggle continued.
Compared to this time, the only thing that has improved is the defensive concentration.
In 11 games in the 2022 season, KIA committed 18 mistakes. It was unrivaled number one. The ‘defeat formula’ was to pour cold water on the atmosphere with frequent mistakes and hand over the flow to the opponent.
In 11 games this season, KIA has 10 mistakes, and is tied for third in the least in the category following Samsung Lions (7) and KT Wiz (8). It cannot be said that there are few mistakes that exceeded double digits early on, but it is fortunate that at least there were no fatal mistakes that could determine victory or defeat.
If you repeat short attacks and long defenses while the other line does not rebound, defensive mistakes can increase like a snowball. KIA recorded 30 mistakes last year, when it only won 10 wins (14 losses) in the month of April after repeating a streak of wins and losses without making a rebound point. The pace is slower than last year, but I can’t be relieved. On the 14th, in the game against Kiwoom in Gocheok, at the end of the first inning, Kim Seon-bin made a mistake by missing a double throw from second base, giving up the first point and eventually losing, opening the beginning of an away sweep.
Defense can be a clue for KIA, which does not see a suitable rebound point. The lake rain that comes out in a crisis situation not only erases defensive runs, but also serves as a kindling fire to heat up the dugout atmosphere. For pitchers standing on the mound, it becomes a weapon that they can throw with confidence in their teammates.
The pain of a year ago that I hoped would not be repeated. Although the situation is different, similar colors are being worn this year as well. KIA, which has not been able to find a suitable rebound point, seems to be the key to catching a clue for a rebound in the future.