‘Park Gun-woo back vs Kim Jae-hwan out’ WC 1st leg starting lineup revealed for NC-DUSAN destiny
NC and Doosan reveal their starting lineups for Game 1 of the wild-card deciding series.
The NC Dinos and Doosan Bears are set for Game 1 of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Postseason Wild Card Decision Series at Changwon NC Park on April 19.
The KBO League Wild Card Decision Series, which is a maximum of two games, will be contested by the fourth-place finisher in the regular season with one game in hand. The fourth-place team needs only one win or one tie to advance to the semifinals, while the fifth-place team must win two games to qualify for the semifinals. NC finished the season in fourth place with 75 wins, two draws and 67 losses, while Doosan was fifth with 74 wins, two draws and 68 losses.
The home team lined up with the following starting lineup: Son Asub (designated hitter), Park Min-woo (second base), Park Gun-woo (right field), Jason Martin (center field), Kwon Hee-dong (left field), Kim Joo-won (shortstop), Seo Ho-cheol (third base), Kim Hyung-joon (catcher), and Do Tae-hoon (first base).
At the end of the regular season, NC groaned with injuries. On April 9 against Changwon Hanwha, star third baseman Seo Ho-cheol suffered ankle ligament damage while playing first base. Before the final game of the regular season on the 17th, key hitter Park Gun-woo received an injection for a knee injury, and it is unclear whether he will be able to play.
NC manager Kang Myung-ho said, “Park Gun-woo’s condition is not 100 percent. We have to wait and see. Do Tae-hoon’s selection focused more on defense stability than offense. Oh Young-soo will be utilized as a pinch hitter.” “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 shown good form recently.”
The Doosan lineup was Jung Soo-bin (center field), Kim Jae-ho (shortstop), Jose Rojas (designated hitter), Yang Ji (catcher), Yang Seok-hwan (first base), Kang Seung-ho (second base), Kim In-tae (left field), Heo Kyung-min (third base), and Cho Su-hyun (right field).
Veteran home run hitter Kim Jae-hwan was not in the lineup due to a season-ending right hand injury.
NC’s starting pitcher is Tanner Tullida. Tanner’s season record is 5-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 11 games, and he ended the 2023 season on a high note with a six-inning, one-run win over the Changwon LG on April 13. He joined the team in August as a replacement for Taylor Widener and quickly adapted to the league.
His only appearance against Doosan this year was on August 20 in Jamsil, where he gave up three runs (one earned) in six innings for his first KBO win.
Doosan countered with their homegrown ace, Kwak Bin. His record this year is 12-7 with a 2.90 ERA in 23 games, and he ended the 2023 season on a high note with a six-inning, one-run victory over KIA in Jamsil on March 13. 카지노사이트가이드 Even in the aftermath of the damaging injury he suffered at the Hangzhou Asian Games, he still pitched well, striking out nine batters. Kwak Bin is now fully recovered from his injury.
This year, he went 1-0 with a 3.07 ERA in three games against NC. He failed to win the first game of the season on April 4 in Jamsil despite striking out 10 in seven innings, followed by a no-decision in Changwon on May 31 with four runs in four innings and a loss in Jamsil on August 20 with four runs in 3⅔ innings.
Meanwhile, no fifth-place team has advanced to the semifinals by beating the fourth-place team in a wild-card game since 2015. In 2016’s LG (4th)-KIA (5th) and 2021’s Doosan (4th)-KIUM (5th), the fifth-ranked team won Game 1 to set up Game 2, but the fourth-ranked team advanced to the semifinals without a win.