NC coach Kang In-kwon “I expected Cuevas to be selected… I think Bae Je-seong will also be prepared.”
NC Dinos coach Kang In-kwon said he expected KT Wiz foreign pitcher William Cuevas to start in Game 4 of the playoffs (PO).
Cuevas will start after only three days of rest after the first PO game on the 30th of last month.
This is a card of remorse brought out by KT, which is trying to drag the PO series to the 5th game.
Ahead of the 4th PO game to be held at Changwon NC Park in Gyeongsangnam-do on the 3rd,
Manager Kang said, “I was somewhat aware of the number of pitches (75) in the first game when Cuevas was lowered,”
“It is clearly the time for Cuevas to come in.” 카지노사이트킹
At that time, Cuevas came off the mound after 3 innings with 6 hits (1 home run),
2 walks, and 7 runs (4 earned).
Regarding the exclusion of KT starting resources, Manager Kang predicted,
“I think we will definitely prepare (in the bullpen) today.”
After losing the second game of PO, KT coach Lee Kang-cheol kept quiet about how to utilize Cuevas and Bae Seong, saying, “I will think about it after winning the third game first.”
Coach Kang In-kwon
The NC starter facing Cuevas is Song Myeong-ki.
If Song Myung-gi, who had 4 wins, 9 losses, and an ERA of 4.83 in the regular season, collapses early,
right-hander Lee Jae-hak and left-hander Choi Seong-young are scheduled to pitch as long relief depending on the situation.
Coach Kang, who suffered his first loss after six straight postseason wins, said he did not send a separate message to the players.
Coach Kang expressed his belief, saying, “Rather than meeting separately and delivering a message,
simply smiling brightly and encouraging players on the field will help their performance,” and added, “The players are doing their best right now.”
Regarding the batting sluggishness, he said, “Since the battle for rankings started in early October,
it should be considered that it has been a post-season for almost a month.
If there is an upward trend in batting, there are times when it goes down.”
At the same time, he said, “Since the winning streak was broken yesterday,
I think there will be an upward trend again in the future.”
The NC batting order on this day was the same as in Game 3 the previous day.