“I couldn’t sleep because I was disappointed”: Kim Tae-yeon’s first-hand account of replacing Kim Tae-yeon and saving the game with one point to spare

“I finished yesterday and watched the highlights dozens of times. I couldn’t sleep because I was full of regret.”

Defeat after defeat. The commander stewed in frustration all night.

The Hanwha Eagles will play their seventh game of the season against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium in Busan on Thursday.

“It was a disappointing, disappointing game,” Hanwha manager Choi Won-ho said when asked about the previous day’s game.

Trailing 5-6 and one run in the eighth inning, Hanwha brought in Kim Kyu-yeon, but she gave up a walk-off hit to Lotte’s Ahn Chi-hong, resulting in a 5-7 loss.

Choi said, “Our three best pitchers (Kang Jae-min, Kim Bum-soo, and Park Sang-won) were not in great shape last week, and it was another Tuesday game. I thought I should only put them in for the tie (or more). I should have left it open. I wish I could have used one of them, or (Song) Yoon-jun for one more inning,” he said.

“Of the remaining seven pitchers, we put out the experienced and in-form pitchers first. Lee Tae-yang, Jung Woo-ram, Kim Ki-jung, Han Seung-ju. The only pitchers left were Han Seung-hyuk, Song Yoon-joon, and Kim Kyu-yeon. Han Seung-hyuk didn’t have good data against Lotte, so we sent out Song Yoon-jun first, and then Kim Kyu-yeon, who had better pitches because of the veteran lineup of Jeon Jun-woo and Ahn Chi-hong. As a result, I think I should have used Han Seung-hyuk.”

The decision to use a pinch-hitter in Kim Tae-yeon’s place was also the result of too much thought. Choi Won-ho said, “Kim Tae-yeon swung at Jin Seung-hyun’s slider in the first inning. Noh Si-hwan and Chae Eun-sung also couldn’t get their bats to work. We judged that Jin Seung-hyun’s slider was in good shape.”

On the other hand, Jin Seung-hyun’s data against lefties was not good, and Kwon Kwang-min had a good feel for hitting. In the end, Kwon Kwang-min failed to catch Jin Seung-hyun, and Park Jung-hyun, who took his place, failed to bunt and struck out in his second at-bat.먹튀검증

Choi said, “I watched the highlights several times throughout the night. I couldn’t get it out of my head and couldn’t sleep,” Choi said, adding, “Today, even if we lose by one run, I’m going to leave the door open a little bit. We will be more flexible,” he emphasized.

Hanwha’s bats exploded against Lotte starter Straylor, taking a 6-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning.

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