Even if we squeeze out our last strength, it’s not enough, but our performance is hitting rock bottom.
KIA Tigers foreign hitter Socrates Brito (31)’s steps in September are heavy. His batting average for September is just .201 and 8 li. He has never had a monthly batting average fall below .270 since the start of this season, but he has been particularly unable to produce results this month.
The atmosphere wasn’t bad at the beginning of the month. However, he has not been able to show his production since he went 0-for-5 in the game against Incheon SSG Landers on the 3rd. He seemed to show signs of revival as he had 3 hits against the Gwangju Doosan Bears on the 18th, but the next day, on the 19th, against the Gwangju LG Twins, he bowed out with no hits in 3 at-bats and 1 walk.
In September, Socrates walked six times and struck out seven times in 62 batting opportunities. Considering his number of at-bats and walk-strikeout ratio, it can be said that his results were not that bad. He hit a double play two days in a row against Incheon SSG on the 2nd and 3rd, but there was no follow-up. Overall, a well-hit ball goes straight to the fielder, and a mishit ball doesn’t seem to have any luck leading to a hit. The first-pitch missed swing rate is quite high at 11.3%.온라인카지노
Socrates has been occupying a central batting position throughout this season. After Na Seong-beom returned at the end of June, he formed a cleanup trio with Choi Hyeong-woo, leading the rise in the second half of the season. However, as they have been unable to produce results in the scoring range this month, they seem to be falling into a vicious cycle of impatience and failing to produce results again.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said of Socrates’ recent batting, “I don’t feel that bad,” but pointed out, “I can see an impatient side when there is a chance. The bat goes out on a bad ball.” He added, “If you just focus on that part, it will be resolved,” and added, “As he is a central batsman, he needs to increase his pace.”
Over the two days of the 18th and 19th, KIA created 25 hits and only scored 7 points. During the 9-game winning streak, they scored a large number of points based on cohesion in chance situations, but recently, there are many cases where they bowed their heads due to failure to hit a follow-up even after putting a runner in scoring position. The slump of Socrates, one of the central batting lineup, is also related to this trend.
KIA has now fallen to the point where it cannot be guaranteed that it will play fall baseball, so the revival of Socrates is even more urgent.