Peraza will make his first start under manager Kyung-moon

Korean baseball’s Hanwha Eagles foreign-born hitter Jonathan Peraza, 26, will make his first start under manager Kim Kyung-moon. In his return to the starting lineup after a seven-game absence, he will not play defense but will bat designated hitter.

Hanwha welcomed right-hander Shin Min-hyuk to the lineup against the Daejeon NC on Aug. 8, with Choi In-ho (left fielder), Kim Tae-yeon (first baseman), Peraza (designated hitter), Noh Si-hwan (third baseman), Ahn Chi-hong (second baseman), Chae Eun-sung (right fielder), Choi Jae-hoon (catcher), Lee Do-yoon (shortstop) and Jang Jin-hyuk (center fielder). Moon Dong-joo, starting pitcher.

Moon complained of chest pain after hitting the fence while fielding a fly ball hit by Yang Woo-hyun in the sixth inning at Samsung Electronics in Daegu on March 31. 안전놀이터 추천 After being taken to the hospital by ambulance, Peraza was relieved when X-rays and CT scans showed nothing unusual.


The aftereffects remained, and he missed five consecutive games, from the 1-2 series against Samsung to the 4-6 series against Suwon KT, the start of Kim Kyung-moon’s regime. In the NC game on July 7, he pinch-hit with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and flied out to left field.

Peraza showed his willingness to play from Suwon, but manager Kim Kyung-moon didn’t push him too hard. In an interview before the game on the 8th, Kim Kyung-moon said, “Peraza is very young, and he is a very fighting player. He was about to play when he bumped into the fence. It looks like nothing, but he was chasing the ball and hit it with force. Lee Jung-hoo (San Francisco) also hit the fence and his season is over,” he said, explaining that management was in no hurry to rush Peraza’s return. Kim will not be playing outfield defense today, instead focusing on hitting as a designated hitter.

“We can only show the spectators quality baseball if the players are not injured,” Kim said. We’re approaching the 70-game mark for each team, 온라인 슬롯 and there are a few injuries, big and small. It’s hard for a starter to play all 144 games without getting injured,” Kim said, adding, ”Noh Si-hwan, who is our main man, has played almost every game now. When we can afford it, we’ll give him back (as a designated hitter), but we can’t afford it right now,” he said, adding that the team will give the starters proper rest if the situation warrants. In the last four or five games against KT, Noh Si-hwan was given a short inning of rest when he was substituted in the last at-bat of the ninth inning with the game on the line.

In the long run, Kim wants to create a thick depth.

“It’s not easy for the main players to play the whole game, so we need to build a team that can win when the main players are out. We can only become a strong team if we can beat our opponents with a different lineup when our main players are out. We’re trying to build a team that can do that,” he emphasized.

Positioning is part of the plan. Since Kim’s arrival, Kim Tae-yeon has been playing first base and Chae Eun-sung has been playing right field. “We need to play strong and long in one position instead of shifting back and forth like this,” Kim said. If you look at our wins, we won with our defense because we stopped the runs. It’s hard (physically) to play right field, 안전놀이터 but I asked Chae Eun-sung and she said she’s fine with it. Kim Tae-yeon is also doing a good job defending first base.”

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