Park Min-woo leads the top NC batting lineup with a “three-hit trio” including Son As-seop and Park Gun-woo.
His name disappeared from the starting lineup against the Changwon Lotte on Aug. 8.
Lotte starter Charlie Barnes is to blame. The timing is relatively bad.토토사이트
Before the game, NC manager Kang Myung-hyun explained the reason for the exclusion by saying, “I don’t think I get along well with Barnes.” Kim Han-byul will start at second base in place of Park Min-woo.
Park Min-woo is 0-for-6 with two strikeouts in seven career at-bats against Barnes. He has only drawn one walk.
Min-woo Park is a strong left-handed hitter against lefties. He has a .336 batting average against left-handed pitching this season, which is better than his .276 average against right-handers. He is good at pushing pitches outside the zone from left-handed pitchers.
The exception is Barnes, the “lefty”.
Barnes, who has a slider and changeup at his disposal, has a .232 batting average against lefties this season compared to righties (0.268). Last year, he hit .226 against lefties compared to righties (0.262).
Park is strong against lefties, but he couldn’t overcome Barnes, who is strong against lefties. That’s why he was left out of the starting lineup to manage his health.
NC’s starting lineup was Son Asub (designated hitter), Seo Ho-cheol (third base), Park Gun-woo (right field), Martin (center field), Kwon Hee-dong (left field), Yoon Hyung-joon (first base), Kim Hyung-joon (catcher), Kim Joo-won (shortstop), and Kim Han-byul (second base).
The aftermath of Barnes has led to some lineup changes.
At first base is left-handed hitter Oh Young-soo, who is batting .385 in his last 10 games. Right-handed slugger Yoon Hyung-jun will start at first base. “He’s good at responding to left-handed pitchers’ outside changeups,” Kang said of Yoon.
Meanwhile, Kwon Hee-dong, who was replaced the previous day in Kiwoom after being hit in the elbow by Jang Jae-young’s pitch, will bat in center field as he was deemed to have “no major discomfort in practice.”