Playing the Substitute Card – ‘1-Ball’ Benjamin Substitutions Led to KT Bench Wizardry

KT WIZ manager Lee Kang-cheol’s determination shone through in Game 5 of the playoffs (best-of-five, best-of-three – PO) with a ticket to the Korean Series on the line .He pulled out his pinch-hitter card when he needed to and turned the game around, and even when his starting pitcher was struggling, he saw a “one-ball” and boldly changed pitchers to save a run.

KT punched its ticket to the Korean Series for the first time in two years with a 3-2 win in Game 5 of the PO against the NC Dinos at Katie Weeds Park in Suwon on Friday, a “reverse sweep” that saw the team win three straight games after losing two.

After failing to get a runner on base against NC starter Shin Min-hyuk until the bottom of the fifth inning with one out, KT decided to make a move when Jang Sung-woo broke the no-hitter with a double and Moon Sang-chul followed with a single to put runners on first and third. They took out Oh Yoon-seok, the No. 7 hitter who had only one at-bat earlier, and brought in Kim Min-hyuk.

Kim Min-hyuk was the ‘trump card’ of the playoffs, as he had only appeared as a pinch hitter in the playoffs and was showing good feel for the game with two hits in four at-bats. He repaid the bench’s faith in him with a tying, two-run double 온라인카지노 over the first baseman’s head on a changeup.

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