The KIA Tigers are on the rise after making a decision to trade and replace foreign players.

KIA’s last week was hot.

Kim Do-young and Na Seong-beom, who returned from injuries, showed off their power and tied the record for the most points scored by the team for the season, and through a trade with the Samsung Lions, veteran catcher Kim Tae-gun was recruited to add stability to the hometown of KIA, which has many young pitchers.먹튀검증

Right-hander Mario Sanchez, who joined as a substitute for Adonis Medina on the 6th, became a winning pitcher with a better-than-expected pitch (6.1 innings, 1 run) in his debut match (vs KT), contributing to KIA’s 5th consecutive victory. Because of the double kicking action, he did not shake much even in a messy situation and caught 10 strikeouts and had a hot report ceremony (9th).

KIA, which once fell to ninth place, raised the KBO league ranking to 6th place with the end of the first half in front of it, predicting a great counterattack in the second half. It is only one or two games behind the 4th place Lotte Giants and 5th place NC Dinos. In the last series against Samsung, if they continue their winning streak and achieve a sweep, they can finish the first half with a 50% win rate (38 wins, 1 draw and 38 losses).

Rookie Yoon Yeong-cheol and great pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong are scheduled to pitch in the final series match against Samsung in the first half. On the 5th, Yoon Young-cheol had a quality start (6 innings, 2 runs) against SSG Landers. He started two games against Samsung and was strong with an earned run average of 1.86 in 9.2 innings. Yang Hyeon-jong pitched in one game against Samsung and became the winning pitcher with 1 run in 5 innings. All of them are pitchers who can expect a good pitch against Samsung.

The “one man” that could be the last puzzle in the KIA’s rise is another substitute foreign pitcher, left-hander Thomas Panoni (29).

Last year, Panoni, who played an active part in the KBO League wearing a KIA uniform as a substitute for Ronnie Williams, recorded 3 wins and 4 losses with an ERA of 2.72 in 14 games (82.2 innings).

Panoni from the United States boasts a sturdy physique (185 cm, 92 kg). Unlike Sanchez, he has three seasons of experience in the major leagues. He averaged 6.75 earned run average in 2.2 innings per game in the big leagues this season. His career major league record was 7-7 with a 5.46 earned run average in 50 games (13 starts) and 46-34 with a 3.99 earned run average in 168 career minor league games (133 starts).

Panoni also had a quality start plus (7 innings, 2 runs) by pitching in one game against Samsung last year. He is expected to be a pitcher who will brighten up the last series of the first half as well as the second half of KIA.

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