Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki “I don’t care about the players’ rankings It’s embarrassing.”

Kiwoom rises to 2nd place in the league with a 5-game winning streak. Despite being expected to be the weakest, the team performed well in the early stages of the season.
Kiwoom Heroes director Hong Won-ki, staring into the distance

The team that caused the most trouble in the professional baseball rankings early this season is Kiwoom Heroes.

Kiwoom, which has been on a 5-game winning streak recently, is in 2nd place in the league with 12 wins, 6 losses, and a winning percentage of 0.667.

Compared to last year, when they ranked last, their ranking actually improved despite the absence of two-hitting pillars Ahn Woo-jin and Lee Jeong-hoo.

However, the Kiwoom players do not get excited, and instead of losing their attention to the leaderboard, they only focus on the one game in front of them.

Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki was asked, “What’s the air like above the leaderboard like?” ahead of the KT Wiz match to be held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 17th. He answered with a straight face, “I don’t have that feeling at all. We are a team that lives and dies by the day.”

Coach Hong said that not only the coaches but also the players have the same thoughts.

Coach Hong added, “The players don’t really care about the rankings right now. They’re not excited or anything because we’re doing well. In fact, I’m embarrassed.”

Despite their performance flouting the predictions of most experts that they were the ‘weakest team’, the team remains unwavering and focuses on the game in front of them.

Coach Hong’s diagnosis is that veteran players play a big role in this.

Coach Hong expressed the mood by saying, “We lost in a row against SSG Landers in Incheon. Since the senior players did the same despite losing in a row, the younger players didn’t care and just worked hard at their jobs.”

This is the result of all the players’ best efforts, but if there is one player who stands out more, it is Kim Seon-gi and Ha Young-min, who are active as starting pitchers.

Kim Seon-gi appeared in 4 games and had 2 wins and 1 loss with an ERA of 3.60, and Ha Young-min continued his upward trend at the beginning of the season with 3 wins and 3.60 ERA in 3 games.

Coach Hong said, “Kim Seon-gi and Ha Young-min played the first role in the current performance. Thanks to these players preparing a lot in the winter, the results are coming out, and the fielders are also keeping pace with them and giving up points. That synergy effect comes from “It seems,” he said. 토토사이트

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