카지노사이트The Samsung Lions and KIA Tigers presented gifts to their players in their first meeting after the trade.
The Samsung-KIA game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League, which was scheduled to take place at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on the 11th, was cancelled at 4:30 p.m. due to heavy rain from the morning. The sixth game of the season between Samsung and KIA will be rescheduled at a later date.
The two teams were set to meet for the first time after a one-for-one trade on the 5th, but the matchup was postponed by a day. The batting match between infielder Ryu Ji-hyuk, who wears the Samsung jersey, and catcher Kim Tae-gun, who wears the KIA jersey, was also postponed.
KIA and Samsung executed a one-for-one trade on the 5th. KIA sent infielder Ryu Ji-hyuk to Samsung in exchange for catcher Kim Tae-gun. KIA received the catcher, which was considered the weakest part of the team, and Samsung received the veteran infield, which was lacking.
KIA manager Kim Jong-guk told reporters on the 11th, “I think the pitchers are comfortable throwing with the lead because they have a lot of catcher experience. The other catchers had good qualities but lacked experience. They seem to be more relaxed, especially the young pitchers, who seem to rely on their experience. Overall, the strikeouts are going down a lot and we’re getting more stable,” said catcher Kim Tae-gun.The KIA players welcomed Ryu Ji-hyuk to Champions Field for the first time as an ‘away player’ and presented him with a jersey signed by the entire squad and a bouquet of flowers. Ryu visited the now-familiar Champions Field home locker room to say hello to the KIA players. “It’s going to be weird to play against him because he’s a player I have a lot of affection for,” said Kim Jong-guk, the head coach.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man also expressed his satisfaction with infielder Ryu Ji-hyuk. “It’s been a few days, but one of the things we’ve always lacked is being able to score runs in our chances, and Ryu Ji-hyuk seems to have a point of solving those chances,” Park said.
“Even if it’s not a hit, he has the ability to make a sacrifice fly or something like that. We lacked that in our batting lineup, but Ryu Ji-hyuk can easily get hits up the middle and bring the flow. Defensively, he has the ability to fill in the gaps. He has the ability to be a clutch heater, so I’m looking forward to seeing him when it counts.”
Samsung also came to Gwangju with a picture frame from Daegu. It features a photo of Kim Tae-gun at Samsung and the words, “I was happy and grateful to be with you, and I will always support you.” Koo Ja-rook handed the picture frame to Kim Tae-gun and shared his farewell sentiments.