“카지노사이트Baekho Kang seems to have lost a lot of weight. His face looks much more handsome now that he’s lost weight. I feel like he’s even younger.”
KT Wiz head coach Lee Kang-cheol talked about Kang Baek-ho’s return to the first team in an interview before the game against Kiwoom Heroes in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 12th. KT’s starting lineup was Kim Sang-soo (shortstop), Kim Min-hyuk (centre fielder), Anthony Alford (left fielder), Park Byung-ho (first baseman), Kang Baek-ho (designated hitter), Jang Sung-woo (catcher), Hwang Jae-gyun (third baseman), Lee Ho-yeon (second baseman), and Cho Yong-ho (right fielder). The starting pitcher is William Cuevas.
Kang is batting 2-for-7 with five home runs, 29 RBIs and an OPS of .768 in 50 games (182-for-50) this season. After missing his last game against Lotte on the 6th of last month due to illness, he was added to the first team on the 11th and played one at-bat as a pinch-hitter on the 12th. He will start today’s game as the fifth designated hitter.
Manager Lee Kang-chul said, “I went to the game yesterday, and when I talked to him, he said he was fine, so I put him in the starting lineup. I asked him if he was okay to be back in the first team, and he said he was fine and that he felt better overall,” Lee said.
“I think he’s lost a lot of weight,” said Lee Kang-cheol, who said, “He’s much more handsome now that he’s lost weight on his face. Foreign pitcher Wes Benjamin picked up the win on the 12th with 7⅔ innings of six-hit ball, one walk, 11 strikeouts and two runs. “Yesterday, Ahn Woo-jin’s pitches were really good,” said Lee, “but Benjamin levelled the playing field, so the hitters were able to attack him without losing focus. His pitches have definitely improved. My release point is a little different and my vertical movement is better,” said Benjamin.
Speaking about Kim Jae-yoon, who reached 150 career saves in the last game, Lee said, “He’s been struggling a lot. There were a lot of games where I had him pitch and put him in difficult situations, but he did a really good job and made 150 saves. I think it’s a really meaningful record, like 100 wins. He started out as a beast and now he’s a successful closer. I want to congratulate him,” he said, congratulating Kim on his 150th save.