“Panoni, I’m thinking of adjusting the starting rotation once during next week’s series.”토스카지노
KIA Tigers manager Kim Jong-kook spoke about new foreign pitchers Mario Sanchez and Thomas Pannoni in an interview before the team’s game against the KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Aug. 8.
KIA recently made the gamble of replacing both of its foreign pitchers. They brought in Sanchez, who went 8-1 with a 1.44 ERA in 10 games (62⅔ innings) in the Taiwanese Professional Baseball League, and Pannoni, who has experience in the KBO. Sanchez, who arrived in Korea on May 5, will make his first appearance against KT on May 9.
Manager Kim Jong-kook said, “Sanchez has been throwing in Taiwan, so I don’t think we need to limit his pitches. He doesn’t need to adjust to jet lag,” Kim said, explaining that Sanchez shouldn’t have much trouble getting back on the field. Panoni is also expected to play in the first team as soon as his visa issue is resolved. “I applied for a visa yesterday, so it will take a little more time. He is preparing well at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field. When I was called up to the majors from Milwaukee, I pitched about two innings, but I continued to pitch as a starter in the minors. I don’t think I need to adjust my pitch count. I don’t think we need to adjust his pitch count.” Kim Jae-yeol, who took the mound for starter Kim Gun-gook, who was ejected for a head shot in the first inning on July 7 and pitched four innings of four-hit ball with two walks and three strikeouts in a 6-2 victory, was removed from the first team roster today.
Manager Kim Jong-kook said, “Kim Jae-yeol has a slight injury in his calf. Looking at the starting rotation until the end of the first half, I didn’t think he would have a chance to pitch, so I removed him from the first team. We will continue to prepare him as a starter in the Futures League,” and hopes that he will grow into a new starting pitching option.