“I felt pain in my back” Hwang Dae-in, replaced with Byun Woo-hyuk after the first episode… Scheduled MRI examination
Hwang Dae-in, the key hitter for the KIA Tigers안전놀이터, was replaced due to sudden back pain.
KIA is playing the 4th game of the season against the Lotte Giants at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 2nd.
On this day, Hwang Dae-in started as the 5th hitter and first baseman. However, he hit a double hit in his first at-bat after entering the bottom of the first inning safely from 1st and 2nd base. Lotte third baseman Han Dong-hee advanced and lifted a slow ground ball to the third, and quickly connected it to a double play.
At the beginning of the second inning, Hwang Dae-in was replaced with Byeon Woo-hyuk on defense. A KIA official explained, “Hwang Dae-in felt pain in his back while stepping on first base and was replaced.”
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk, who I met before the game, said, “Hwang Dae-in and Socrates hit home runs one by one in three consecutive matches (against LG), and the feeling of hitting seems to be rising little by little.” It would be nice if he gave it to me, but I want him to show his ability to make necessary outfield flies or one-by-one even if he doesn’t have a hit or a home run in 4 or 5 at-bats.” However, that expectation was misplaced from the first day of the three-game series against Lotte.
The game on this day is a confrontation between Lotte, who has won 8 games in a row, and KIA, who has won 5 games in a row. Park Se-woong was the starting pitcher for Lotte and Medina was the starting pitcher for KIA. At the beginning of the 3rd inning, Lotte is leading 3-2.