NC Dinos head coach Kang Myung-ho, who suffered a blow after winning two straight playoff games, analyzed the silence of the batting lineup as the reason for the loss.
“The pitchers gave up two long balls, but they did a good job,” Kang said after the team lost 0-3 at home to kt wiz in the third game of the 2023 KBO PO at Changwon NC Park on April 2. “However, it was disappointing that the bats couldn’t connect with scoring opportunities. 안전카지노사이트 We had a difficult game as we were unable to capitalize on the pitches of opposing starter Ko Young-pyo.”
When asked if he would make any changes to the starting batting order, he said, “We’ll look at the whole picture tonight and think about it tomorrow (when the fourth game of the PO is played).”
NC had a team-high five hits and two walks on the day, but failed to score a single run.
The loss in Game 2 of the PO ended a nine-game postseason winning streak dating back to Game 4 of the 2020 Korean Series (KS).
“We will quickly forget about today’s result and prepare well for tomorrow’s game,” said Kang Myung-ho, who tasted defeat in fall baseball for the first time since taking over as manager.
“He threw a lot of pitches (105), but I thought I could get him through the sixth inning, and if it came down to it, I was going to make a change,” he said of foreign pitcher Tanner Tully.
Tanner went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.
He also answered questions about left-handed reliever Kim Young-kyu, who has been out of form.
“I think he’s recovered, but his velocity hasn’t gone up,” Kang said, “I think he’s tired overall. There are no injuries, so we’ll keep an eye on him.”
Kim Young-kyu pitched the seventh inning after Tanner and gave up a solo home run to KT’s Moon Sang-chul.
“Eric Pedi (who started Game 1 of the PO) had too little rest,” said manager Kang Myung-ho, who announced Song Myung-ki as the starter for Game 4. “I didn’t think it was possible for him to pitch after three days of rest. I chose Song Myung-ki because he was not in bad shape.”
With a 2-1 record in the PO, NC will advance to the Korean Series, where the LG Twins await, if they win Game 4 of the PO at the same venue on April 3. 온라인카지노