NC coach Kang Myung-hwa on the big win the day before: “Hitters’ aggressive approach was the main reason”

Posted on 26 August 2023 by

“It was a once-in-a-lifetime game.”

NC Dinos manager Kang Myung-ho recapped the previous day’s game.

Ahead of the team’s home game against the LG Twins in the 2023 KBO on Saturday at NC Park in Changwon, Kang reviewed the 25th’s game against LG.

The Dinos pounded out 19 hits and 14 runs in a 14-1 victory over LG on the 25th, led by the bats and a seven-inning, one-hit shutout by starting pitcher Eric Peddie. Notably, the Dinos had every starter hit and score a run, the 87th time in the KBO and the first time this season.

“I think the bats were very focused from the beginning yesterday. I think it was mainly due to the fact that we actively attacked the incoming pitches to catch the count,” he said with a bright smile.

In the game, the NC batters scored a lot of runs by actively attacking the first and second pitches of their opponent’s starter, Choi Won-tae.

Coach Kang said, “We were prepared in the hitting department. When the count gets hard, it becomes difficult to win because Choi has so many good changeups. We tried to be more aggressive with the balls that came in to get the count,” Kang explained.

When will catcher Kim Hyung-jun, who recently returned to the first team from injury and hit back-to-back home runs against the SSG Landers in Incheon on April 24, be ready to start? When asked, the manager gave him a clear task: to “get in sync with the pitchers.

“He hasn’t had much experience with the pitchers in the first team, so he’s been working in the bullpen during games. We’re trying to get him to start after he’s gotten a little bit better. Depending on the pitcher’s tendencies and the game situation, we will actively use them.”

Left-hander Tanner Tully, who will take the mound for NC on Sunday, is known for his steady delivery and sharp changeup. However, his fastball is not good enough.

Coach Kang said, “Tanner is definitely a player who has a sense of stability. His changeup is of high quality,” Kang said. “His slider to lefties is a sweeper, and that’s the best part of the pitch. He has the advantage of being able to extend his innings if he is able to execute well.”

“I think (Tanner’s) velocity will find its own form as the games go on. It’s an adjustment period. There are parts of the game where he can’t control his fastball early in the game, and we are checking how he prepares to pitch in the bullpen before the game,” he said, adding, “We will talk about it later to take it in the best direction possible.”스포츠토토

In addition to Tanner, NC’s starting lineup was Son Ah-seop (designated hitter), Park Min-woo (second base), Park Gun-woo (right field), Jason Martin (center field), Kwon Hee-dong (left field), Do Tae-hoon (first base), Seo Ho-cheol (third base), Kim Joo-won (shortstop), and Ahn Jung-yeol (catcher).



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