The 2024 KBO Futures League kicked off on April 26

“He’s got better depth”.

The 2024 Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) Futures League kicked off on April 26. The Kia Tigers Futures Team (second team) opened the season against the Samsung Lions at Hampyeong-Kia Challengers Field. In Gwangju, the first team played the Lotte Giants. Before the game, first-team catcher Kim Tae-gun shot coffee tea on the Hampyeong training field.

It was a gift to encourage the team to stay strong with coffee and churros as the season began. Samsung is also his former team. Kim said, “I didn’t prepare coffee tea for the team in a big way, but today’s game was the opening game for the Future Team, so I prepared coffee tea for the team. The opposing team was Samsung Electronics, so we told the players to drink it as well,” he said.

On the day, Kia’s second team swept Samsung 7-0 to secure a comfortable opening day victory. They pounded out 14 hits, including a two-run home run by Joo Hyo-sang. Park Jung-woo, who narrowly missed out on a spot on the first team roster, 카지노사이트 started in the leadoff spot and drove in two runs with two hits and two walks. Choi Jung-yong had three hits, 2019 seventh-rounder Kim Min-soo had three hits, and Byun Woo-hyuk had two hits, including a double.

The pitching was more notable.

Starter Kim Gun-guk pitched four innings of four-hit ball with one walk and three strikeouts, while Lee Hyung-beom followed with two scoreless innings of two-hit ball to secure the win. Rookie side arm Kim Min-ju was shaky with one hit and one walk while striking out one, but did not allow a run.

Left-hander Lee Joon-young, who struggled with his command in the first team, bounced back with five strikeouts, one walk and two strikeouts. Park Jun-pyo, who also showed good command in camp and the exhibition game, threw one inning of one-hit ball with seven strikeouts and no walks. Five pitchers combined for the win.

Kim Gun-guk is the starting reserve. He also contributed to the first team last year. Lee Hyung-beom was acquired in the second round of the draft and is looking to bounce back in his hometown. Kim Min-ju has impressed in spring training with his hot stuff and gritty pitching. Lee Jun-young was the main left-hander in the first team last year.

Park Joon-pyo has also been praised for his improved delivery.

The reason why they didn’t make the first team is due to the fierce competition for spots and the team’s early season strategy. Lee Bum-ho has built a starting five (Will Crow, James Nail, Yang Hyun-jong, Lee Yi-ri, and Yoon Young-cheol) and a back five (Jung Jung-young, Jeon Sang-hyun, Choi Ji-min, Lim Ki-young, and Jang Hyun-sik). Kwak Do-gyu, Yoon Jung-hyun, Hwang Dong-ha, and Kim Dae-yu filled the remaining four spots. 토토사이트 추천 Hwang Dong-ha and Yoon Joong-hyun will need to pitch multi-inning games behind the plate. Kwak Do-gyu and Kim Dae-yoo are the left-handed set-up men because Kiwoom and Lotte have a lot of left-handed hitters.

The next four spots are open to rotation, depending on the situation and the pitchers’ performance. In addition, if there is a vacancy in the bullpen, it can be filled with reserves from the second team. Commenting on the performance of the pitchers in the second team’s opening game, Lee said, “They are all pitchers who will have to contribute to the first team mound in the future. I think we have a good bullpen depth,” he said.

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