Forget Park Hae-min!
Samsung Lions coach Park Jin-man seems to have stretched out his legs and slept soundly for the first time in a long time on the 26th. Escaped from a 4-game losing streak. It was also because he won a new 1-0 victory in the first confrontation between the new coach and the same age as Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop, who everyone was interested in. It was a game where everyone focused only on coach Lee’s return to Daegu, but Samsung won a valuable victory with a home run by Ja-wook Koo, the ‘second Lee Seung-yeop’.
Koo Ja-wook, who hit a home run, Buchanan, who pitched 6 scoreless innings, and Lee Seung-hyun, who succeeded in finishing the trembling 9th inning, deserved praise, but there were other hidden heroes. Center fielder Kim Seong-yoon. In the top of the ninth inning, Kim Seong-yoon kicked off a double batted ball in the middle left center hit by Yang Eui-ji, the opponent’s lead hitter, with a picturesque diving catch. He sprinted for several tens of meters and threw himself at the perfect timing, and the ball that seemed to cut through the middle left ended up in Kim Seong-yoon’s glove.
Lee Seung-hyun, a new finisher, had a painful experience of hitting a shocking come-from-behind home run against the KIA Tigers in his previous appearance. In the meantime, if he had a runner on second base in a one-run situation, he would most likely have been greatly shaken. Samsung’s losing streak could have been even longer. It is no exaggeration to say that one of Kim Seong-yoon’s ‘super catches’ changed the fate of Samsung’s season.
It’s not just this game. In the match against the Lotte Giants on the 14th, he also helped the closer Oh Seung-hwan save by treating the batted ball of lead batter Koh Seung-min as a hobi in the 9th inning. At that time, Oh Seung-hwan was shaking, so it was unknown how the game would turn out if the lead hitter reached base and connected to Lotte’s center batting line. It is Kim Seong-yoon’s play that shows the importance of one defense.Kim Seong-yoon is an outfielder who joined Samsung in 2017. As a professional player, he is 1m63 tall and lacks a lot of power. He has a limit in hitting. However, there is a reason why he consistently gets a chance in the first team after his debut. It’s a stable defense and quick feet. He’s not the starting pitcher, but he can be used as a backup. He caught the eye of manager Park Jin-man by playing 48 games and stealing 10 bases, the most last year. And he is메이저놀이터 getting a chance due to the injury of Hyun-jun Kim, who was dropped as the starting center fielder this season.
He is currently playing for the LG Twins, but Park Hae-min, who debuted at Samsung and grew up as a national center fielder, could be a good role model for Kim Seong-yoon. Park Hae-min also made an eye for manager Ryu Joong-il, and since 2014 has played as Samsung’s built-in center fielder, becoming a contributor to the construction of the dynasty. It is still at the highest level in the league, but when it comes to the ability Kim Seong-yoon shows recently, he is not far behind Park Hae-min. When you get a chance by taking a look at your defense like this, you can become the ‘second Park Hae-min’ if you show your presence even in his batting. He has no choice but to feel impatient at the bat at still jagged opportunities. He feels like he can play a good role using his quick feet if he focuses all his attention on making contact.