KIA Tigers Park Chan-ho (28) was diagnosed with a finger injury for three weeks.
Samsung match in Daegu on the 12th. In the top of the 5th inning, when the team was behind 2-5, with one out and runners on first base, Park Chan-ho hit a ball deep to the left of the shortstop and slid headfirst to first base. Samsung shortstop Lee Jae-hyeon’s throw was a little faster and the result was out. Park Chan-ho, who could not stand up due to regret, headed to the dugout with his head down. Park Chan-ho, who was replaced by pinch hitter Lee Chang-jin in the top of the 7th inning, complained of pain in his left fourth finger, and as a result of the examination the next day, he was diagnosed with ligament damage for 3 weeks.안전놀이터
Looking back at the process of his injury, the ‘Chan-ho style’ started. Lee Jae-hyun’s throw was very good, but if it was Chan-ho Park’s foot, he could have tried a safe. Chan-ho Park’s desire to gather at least one more runner led to a head-first sliding that risked injury.
Recently, Chan-Ho Park has made a series of bold plays not only in batting and defense, but also in base running. Whenever he got the chance to get on base, he tried to steal a base. In addition to the confidence of Daedo, who was the only player in the KBO League last year to surpass 40 stolen bases (42), he also felt a sense of responsibility to create scoring opportunities as the team leadoff. Big actions that follow results such as hits, runs, outs, etc. are a bonus.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk knows Park Chan-ho’s feelings better than anyone else. “Everyone knows the desire to win. If you steal and go one base further, you have a chance to score, but if you get out, you will feel it too,” he said, adding, “That’s Chan-ho’s style,” and applauded him. After the injury, he said with regret, “I told you not to slide at first base…” but also looked back and said, “I think I did it without realizing it because I was so anxious.”
KIA boasted a solid infield composition centered around the keystone duo of Park Chan-ho and Kim Sun-bin. However, an emergency was put in place as it became inevitable that Kim Sun-bin and Park Chan-ho, who had been suffering from minor injuries throughout the season, would be excluded from the starting lineup for the time being. Kim Do-young, who had settled in as a third baseman, moved to shortstop to fill the empty spot, but this also increased anxiety in the infield at the first and third base corners. In the game against Gwangju Lotte on the 13th, infield utility Choi Jeong-yong took charge of third base, but it is true that it is difficult to say that he is more stable in terms of defense than Kim Do-young. First base can be covered by Hwang Dae-in and Oh Seon-woo’s rotation system, but third base, where Kim Do-young moved, is bound to be a deepening concern as there is no suitable alternative resource other than Byun Woo-hyuk, who was expunged from the first team on the 5th.
The injury you need to be most wary of in this bloody ranking battle. KIA’s hole is growing bigger with the departure of Sánchez Lee Ui-ri and Park Chan-ho. How can a tiger hunting for fall baseball overcome this obstacle?