The Samsung Lions, who had fallen to the bottom, made the decision to cancel starting second baseman Kim Ji-chan from the first team entry. Although there is no problem with his physical condition such as injury, the judgment that he could not play the game with his current psychological state worked.안전놀이터
Samsung registered left-hander Heo Yoon-dong in the first team entry and infielder Kim Ji-chan moved to the second team prior to the cancellation of the season 9 game against the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League scheduled to be held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 28th.
Heo Yun-dong was selected as a substitute starting pitcher for veteran left-hander Baek Jeong-hyeon, who left due to elbow pain. Joining the first team entry was a necessary measure.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man planned to exclude one of the fielders from the entry if Heo Yun-dong was registered, but he did not want Kim Ji-chan to be the target. However, he saw that Kim Ji-chan needed time to reorganize.
Kim Ji-chan started as the starting second baseman the day before, but he failed to do his part as he made three mistakes alone. In particular, after one out in the bottom of the 4th inning, where Samsung led 5-1, a series of catch and throw errors were recorded.
Samsung blew a 4-point lead in the aftermath of Kim Ji-chan’s mistake, and eventually suffered a come-from-behind defeat 6-9 and fell into a two-game losing streak. It was even more difficult to get out of last place before the All-Star break in the middle of next month as there was a 4-game gap with the 9th place Hanwha Eagles.
Manager Park Jin-man said, “Kim Ji-chan was not just the day before, he was constantly shaking. A similar situation happened a few days ago.”
Also, “Kim Ji-chan doesn’t seem to be able to play the game yet. There are psychological pursuits rather than technical parts,” he said. he emphasized.
Kim Ji-chan was recording a batting average of 0.290 (60 hits in 207 bats), 1 home run, 10 RBIs, 9 steals, and an OPS of 0.727 in 60 games this season. His on-base percentage (0.398) was the highest among hitters who filled the required at-bats in the team, and his batting average was second only to Kang Min-ho. Kim Ji-chan’s share of offense and defense was very large.
However, director Park Jin-man set a policy to complete the schedule without Kim Ji-chan for at least 10 days. He ordered a perfect recovery, saying that there was no set date for Kim Ji-chan’s return to the first team.
Director Park Jin-man added, “There is no set date for when Kim Ji-chan will return,” and added, “He must overcome well.”