“I’m more nervous for Hangzhou AG than PS,” says gold medalist on debut fall performance
“I think I’m a little less nervous now that I’ve experienced the big stage of the Hangzhou Asian Games.”
That’s what NC Dinos infielder Kim Joo-won said when asked how he felt about playing in his first postseason game.
“I will play with the same focus today as I did in the Asian Games and international competitions,” Kim said ahead of Game 1 of the wild-card deciding series against Doosan at Changwon NC Park on April 19.
Kim said he was much more nervous about the Hangzhou Asian Games than his first postseason. “In the postseason, I didn’t feel much because it was right after the regular season, but the Asian Games is a big competition and an important stage, so I was more nervous,” he said.
Doosan started Kwak Bin in Game 1. “There’s nothing different,” he said of facing a teammate and foe who played together at the Hangzhou Asian Games. It’s the same pitcher, so I just want to win.”
The importance of defense in the short game cannot be overemphasized. Kim Joo-won also said, “I think defense is the most important thing because it’s a short game. If we make a mistake in defense, we can fall apart at once. We will prioritize defense.”
“I think Kim Joo-won has become more relaxed after returning from the Hangzhou Asian Games,” said captain Son Asub. Kim nodded in agreement, saying, “After experiencing the big stage, I grew up and became more relaxed.”
“It’s an honor to participate in the first fall stage held here after the opening of Changwon NC Park,” he said. I think it’s going to be fun and I’m looking forward to it,” he smiled.
NC is ready to give it their best shot as they enter the Fall Stage in fourth place after being underdogs before the season, rather than missing out on third place in the regular season. “We’ll do our best to play well in the wild card deciding game and make it to the semi-playoffs,” said Kim Joo-won.
Meanwhile, NC’s batting order is designated hitter Son Ah-seop, second baseman Park Min-woo, right fielder Park Gun-woo, 카지노사이트킴 center fielder Jason Martin, left fielder Kwon Hee-dong, shortstop Kim Joo-won, third baseman Seo Ho-cheol, catcher Kim Hyung-joon and first baseman Do Tae-hoon.
Manager Kang Myung-ho said, “Park Gun-woo is not 100 percent. We have to wait and see. The selection of Do Tae-hoon focused more on defense stability than offense. Oh Young-soo will be used as a pinch hitter.” “As for the starting catcher, we decided that Kim Hyung-joon is better than Park Se-hyuk in terms of chemistry with Tanner. Hyung-joon has even been playing well lately.”
Foreign pitcher Tanner Tully will start on the mound. After being called up to replace Taylor Widener, Tanner made a smooth transition to the Korean scene.
He was the perfect partner for ace Eric Peddy, who won the Triple Crown with 20 wins, 209 strikeouts, and a 2.00 ERA. In 11 games, he went 5-2 with a 2.92 ERA (21 earned runs in 64⅔ innings), 47 strikeouts, 13 walks, a 1.10 WHIP, and eight quality starts.