I’m not the main player, I feel the importance of one bat at a time.”…Kim Beom-seok’s desperate need to lead the LG attack

For LG Twins catcher Kim Bum-suk, one at-bat and one at-bat are important.

In the second game of the three consecutive weekend series against the KIA Tigers of the “2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League” held at Jamsil Stadium on the 27th, Kim started as the sixth designated hitter. He had one hit (one home run) and two RBIs, one run and one walk from three times at bat on the day, driving his team’s 6-3 victory.토토사이트

Kim, who had been quiet, flew up at the moment the team needed him. He hit a four-seam fastball by Hwang Dong-ha, the opponent team’s starting pitcher, to hit a two-run homer (the second of the season) in the bottom of the fourth inning when his team was losing 2-3 with one out. The ball had a shooting angle of 26 degrees, flying 120 meters at the speed of 170 kilometers per hour, making it 4-3.

LG, which succeeded in turning the tables, suppressed KIA after a fierce match at the end of the game and decorated its three consecutive weekend series with a winning series early on. Kim Bum-seok hit the winning shot with a grand slam in one game of the SSG Landers doubleheader on the 21st, followed by a two-run home run in the game, leading his team to victory.

Kim started as the sixth designated hitter in the second game of the three consecutive weekend games against KIA in the “2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League” held at Jamsil Stadium on the 27th. He hit the final shot in the bottom of the fifth inning to lead his team to victory. Expo News DB

Kim Beom-seok, who was selected as a leading player after the game, said after the game, “I was on a bad pitch in my first at-bat count. I expected the breaking ball to continue to come, so if I held the ball back well, I expected the ball to come.” “Hitting coach Mo Chang-min gave me such advice. It helped me a lot because I actively followed him.”

This week, Kim continues to make LG’s starting lineup. He started in seven consecutive games from the first game of the doubleheader against the SSG Landers on the 21st. He is proving his skills as if the spot is his own. He has a batting average of 0.308 (eight hits in 26 times at bat) with two homers and seven RBIs in seven games as a starter. Except for one game (against KIA in Jamsil on the 26th), he has had a hit in all seven games as a starter.

“I never think I’m the main player. I play every day, but I feel the importance of one at-bat,” Kim said. “I’m excited that I’m in the starting lineup. I never think I’m the main player, so this time is precious.”

Currently, Kim is moving the batting order depending on the opponent team’s pitcher. When a left-handed pitcher starts, he starts at No. 3, and when a right-handed pitcher starts at No. 6. “I felt a bit pressured when I first hit No. 3, but I try to fight hard against pitchers regardless of the batting order. Rather than paying attention to something else, I try to empty my thoughts and bowl,” Kim said.

In 10 games since his debut in the main league last year, he played 29 at-bats for a batting average of 0.111 (three hits from 27 times at bat), one home run and four RBIs and an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 0.397. As he did not play in 60 at-bats, he remains eligible for the Rookie of the Year award. If the pace continues as explosive as it is now, he can set his sights high.

“My personal goal was to win the Rookie of the Year award before the season, but now I want to be more helpful to my team than the Rookie of the Year award. I’m not giving up, I’m putting it on one side of my chest,” Kim said smiling.

LG secured valuable victory thanks to Kim Bum-suk’s performance. It ended the day in a good mood by not only winning three consecutive games but also winning three consecutive games over the weekend.

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