Barnes will take the mound with the task of snapping a losing streak

Lotte Giants’ foreign ace Charlie Barnes (29) will take the mound with the task of snapping a three-game losing streak.

Barnes will take the mound against the Doosan Bears of the 2024 Shinhan Sol Bank KBO League on Saturday at Munsu Baseball Stadium in Ulsan, South Korea.

It will be his second start since returning from injury.

After struggling in April, going 1-2 with a 4.29 ERA in six starts, Barnes rebounded in May. In five starts, he went 2-0 with a 2.60 ERA. In 27⅔ innings pitched, he struck out 38 batters.

However, an injury ended his first half early.

On May 26 against the Samsung Lions, Barnes left the mound after just 1⅔ innings with left thigh tightness, and the next day he was diagnosed with a micro-damage to his left adductor muscle and removed from the roster.

After being sidelined for more than a month, Barnes returned to the mound on Tuesday after a 45-day absence.

In his first start of the second half of the season, Barnes pitched a strong game against the SSG Landers on Tuesday.

He shut down the SSG lineup for six innings, allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out nine. He struck out nine.

Barnes was coming back from injury, so he was limited to 80 pitches. Barnes threw 77 pitches in six innings. If he hadn’t been limited, he could have thrown a complete game.

Lotte, which had lost the last two games of the first half to Doosan and the first game of the second half to SSG on the 9th, was in the midst of a three-game losing streak, 메이저사이트 but they were able to capitalize on Barnes’ strong pitching to escape the three-game losing streak.

Once again, Barnes’ shoulders are heavy.

Lotte broke a three-game losing streak on the 10th against SSG, but then fell into a three-game losing streak again. They lost to SSG on the 11th and KT Wiz on the 12th and 13th.

Currently in ninth place, 5.5 games behind fifth-place SSG, Lotte’s fall baseball hopes are still alive. They need to break the losing streak sooner rather than later if they want to make a run at the mid-table.

If Barnes is able to show the same form he had before his injury, Lotte will be able to rebound.

Barnes has made one appearance against Doosan this season. On April 7, he pitched a quality start against Doosan, allowing two runs on six hits (one home run) with five strikeouts and two walks in six innings.

That’s what you want from your ace when your team is in a losing streak and you need to break it. Barnes will once again take the mound with the streak-stopper specialty.

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“Don’t think about taking off your uniform.”

“Don’t think about taking off your uniform.”

Kang Min-ho (39-Samsung Lions) hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning of a 2-2 tie against Doosan in Jamsil on April 14. Doosan skipped Gu Jae-rook in favor of Kang Min-ho, and he proved them wrong.

It was Kang’s 327th career home run. He already holds the record for most home runs by a catcher. With one more, he’ll tie Shim Jung-soo for 10th place on the KBO’s all-time home run list. Two more would move him into ninth place, and three would put him in sole possession of eighth.

“I’ve been playing for a long time from a young age, so I think I’m getting more and more top 10s. I’ve done well, but I’m thinking more about how healthy I am,” he smiles.

Kang Min-ho isn’t the only player who exemplifies ‘veteran power’.

Choi Hyung-woo (41) of the KIA Tigers. Choi is batting .288 with 17 home runs and 80 RBIs in 82 games this season. He was the oldest player to win MVP honors at the All-Star Game on June 6, and has been on a tear since hitting a grand slam in the first game of the second half. Kang Min-ho said, “What (Choi) is doing is so good that I’m impressed as a junior. Last year, when he said he was having a hard time, I was sitting in the catcher’s box and said, ‘Don’t think about taking off your uniform. We seniors need you to stay on the field a little longer,'” he said. I often say things like this for the juniors. Some people call it greed, 안전놀이터 but I don’t think it’s greed. The longer we’re here, the longer the younger guys can wear the uniform. If you’re not competitive, you have to take it off, but if you’re competitive, I don’t think you have to decide when to retire. In that sense, (Choi) is doing a great job for me.”

Kang Min-ho is batting .299 with eight home runs and 41 RBIs in 87 games this season, helping to power the team’s center field. In his nine games in July, his batting average has increased by a whopping 5 percent.

He also has four home runs.

“I was too bad in the first half,” Kang said. In the second half, I think what didn’t work in the first half is coming out little by little,” he said. “I’m not just a professional baseball player wearing a uniform anymore, I’m in a position where I have to survive. If my performance drops, I have to take off my clothes, so I’m working hard every day. I prepared myself thinking that even if I didn’t do well in the first half, if I did what I could, the turning point would definitely come. In the second half, when the players were a little tired, I felt good as a senior to make a hit that helped the team win.”

Samsung, is in second place games behind the first-place KIA Tigers

Samsung, led by Kang Min-ho’s blistering bat, is in second place with 48 wins and 40 losses through 15 games, 4.5 games behind the first-place KIA Tigers (52 wins and 35 losses). The team will begin a three-game series against Kia in Gwangju on the 16th to try to reduce the deficit. Samsung recently made some rebounding moves, releasing David McKinnon and bringing in Ruben Cardenas as its new foreign bat. “The manager said that the real battle for the top spot will be in the summer, and now that we’ve done so well without a foreign hitter, I think we’ll have a great synergy with the new foreign hitter,” Kang said.

Kang Min-ho is especially eager for Samsung to do well this year. He hasn’t played in the Korean Series since joining the team in 2004. For him, reaching the Korean Series is one of his biggest goals as an active player. “The team goal is to do what we can without worrying about winning, but personally, I want to go to the Korean Series. It’s not too far away, so I want to smell it,” he says.

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The first requirement for success as a foreign athlete

The first requirement for success as a foreign athlete is cultural adaptation. It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you can’t adapt to the culture, you’ll be out of the game early. There have been many cases of big-name players who made a name for themselves in the big leagues packing their bags after a dismal performance in Korea.

Samsung Lions manager Park Jin-man emphasized the importance of Ruben Cardenas (outfielder), who joined the team as a replacement for foreign hitter David McKinnon, saying, “It’s important for him to adapt to the domestic stage quickly.”

Samsung’s foreign pitcher Connor Seabold has been a great help for Cardenas. “Connor will help Cardenas adapt a lot,” the club official said, citing the examples of Jose Pirela (outfielder) and Albert Suarez (pitcher), who played for Samsung in 2022 and 2023.

Pirela and Suarez, both from Venezuela, have been close friends since childhood. Pirela joined Samsung in 2021, and the following year, he helped Suarez settle in as a new member of the Samsung family. Connor and Cardenas played together at California State University (CSU) Fullerton.

More than just teammates, they’re best friends.

“I’m very close with Cardenas,” Connor says. We played baseball together for two years in college and were roommates for one of those years. We stayed in touch after he went pro, and I attended his wedding. We’re also close with our wives. We played on the same college softball team. We have a lot of connections,” he said.

“It’s great to be with Connor,” Cardenas said. It’s great to be reunited with my best friend,” said Cardenas. “I told him a little bit about Korean professional baseball and we’ll talk more about it later,” Connor said.

Cardenas, who will be playing in Asia for the first time, 카지노사이트 추천 said, “It’s nice to have a new challenge. It’s important to adapt well, and I think I’m good at adapting,” he said. “He’s got a great personality and he’s a fun guy to play baseball with,” Connor said. I think the fans are going to like him.”

“My advice to Cardenas is to enjoy his time in Korea and embrace the different culture and game of Korean professional baseball,” Connor added.

“I’m looking forward to playing on the same team with Cardenas again,” said Connor, who will be wearing the same uniform as Cardenas. I think we’re going to have a good synergy, and I think we’re going to have a good synergy with the other guys as well.”

Cardenas, meanwhile, is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound right-handed hitting outfielder from the United States.

He has no big league experience. In 554 career minor league games, Cardenas batted .2043/.555 with 99 home runs, 362 RBIs and 333 runs scored.

In 75 games with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs of the Philadelphia Phillies this season, he batted .289 (80-for-289) with 20 home runs, 56 RBI, 52 runs scored and 10 stolen bases. Cardenas ranks second in home runs and sixth in RBIs in the pitcher-heavy Triple-A International League. He is a prolific long ball producer, hitting 20 or more home runs in the minors every year.

Cardenas will get his feet wet in a two-game series against the Lotte Giants in the Futures Summer League at Sajik Stadium on July 17 and 18, before making his Korean debut against Lotte at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on July 19.

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Kim “Bumbao” Bum-seok, One of the biggest hits this season

One of the biggest hits this season for the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) has been Kim “Bumbao” Bum-seok, 20. After being called up to the first team in mid-April, the big batting prospect showed off his hitting talent and gave the LG bats a new lease on life. Moving between designated hitter, catcher, and first base, he batted 2-for-9 (28-for-94) with five home runs, 19 RBIs, and an .844 OPS in 32 games through May.

Since June, however, he has slowed down, going 2-for-3 with no home runs, six RBIs and a .608 OPS in 11 games, and has spent more time on the bench. He missed 15 of the team’s 26 games since June before being removed from the first team roster on March 3.

Kim started in the No. 7 spot against Gochuk Kiwoom on Feb. 2 but was removed after striking out in two consecutive at-bats and was sent down to the second team the next day. By the 12th, he was batting .318 (7-for-18) with one home run and eight RBIs in five games in the Futures League.

Ten days later, Kim was reinstated to the first team roster on the 13th against Daejeon Hanwha. LG, which had slumped to fourth place after losing four straight games to start the second half of the season, needed Kim to put pressure on opponents with his mere presence at the plate.


LG manager Yeom Kyung-yeop did not rush Kim into the first team. “We’ll see a little bit more. There is no set date. He can’t continue to play in the first team. He can continue to play in the second team, so he needs to play more and get a sense of the game.”

With catcher Park Dong-won, first baseman Austin Dean, and designated hitter Kim Hyun-soo, there’s not much room for Kim to play regularly. When he’s hitting well, 카지노사이트 추천 he can be used as a pinch-hitter, but when he’s not, it’s not good for his development to keep him in the first team.

“Right now, Bum-seok is not a solid starter. In the first team, you have to play in and out of the game, but a young player needs to basically play more than 350 at-bats a year to grow. It’s more efficient for him to grow if he experiences both the first and second teams and gains hitting experience. That’s what we’re trying to create.” Kim had 134 at-bats in 43 games for the first team and 62 at-bats in 15 games for the second team this year, totaling 196 at-bats in 58 games.

“You don’t just develop players. There should be a manual on how to develop them. It’s not just about having him in the first team. We don’t want Bum-seok to perform right now. The best way for him to gain the most at this time is to keep playing. Only then can he become a player who can lead the LG Twins’ performance in the near future.”

Being on the first team isn’t the only way to develop a player.

For a young player, consistent playing time is the best way to grow. Since LG plans to develop Kim as a catcher in the long run, they couldn’t just keep him in the first team based on his hitting. After being sent down to the second team, Kim played four of the seven games as the starting catcher.

“In the next three years or so, Bum-seok should be the starting catcher. (Park) Dong-won will be at the end of his free agency contract. Even if we get another Dong-won, it will be much better for the team if Bum-seok’s catching percentage goes up. By then, Dong-won will be older, and even if he plays two or three games a week at catcher, it will be a big plus for the team. Until then, it’s one of the things I have to do for LG whether I’m on the team or not,” he emphasized.

Kim had a two-game hitting streak, including a home run, against Doosan in the Futures League on April 13-14. After being demoted to the second team, he exploded in the Futures League, batting .346 (9-for-26) with two home runs and 10 RBIs in seven games. Yoon sees Kim as one of the players who could move up from the second team sooner rather than later. As he has regained his feel for the game in the field, he could be called up to the first team in the near future.

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Shohei Ohtani, The Fastest Since his MLB Debut

Ohtani Hits a 191 km/h Home Run, The Fastest Since his MLB Debut… Season No. 6

Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Dodgers) set a meaningful milestone with a home run that was literally like a ‘missile’.

Ohtani hit a one-run home run in the 9th inning when the team was ahead 3-1 in the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB)

visiting game against the Washington Nationals held at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on the 24th (Korean time).

He swung the bat vigorously without missing Washington pitcher Matt Barnes’ splitter,

and the batted ball disappeared beyond the stands in an instant, leaving behind Ohtani’s signature roar.

The Washington fielders, who sensed a home run the moment it was hit,

had no choice but to watch the hit without moving a single step. 카지노 커뮤니티

Shohei Ohtani

This is Ohtani’s sixth home run of the season.

According to MLB Statcast, Ohtani’s home run batting speed was 118.7 miles per hour (about 191 km) and the distance was 450 feet (about 137 m).

In addition to being a home run that flew far, it was also a record-breaking home run. revealed the results, saying, “This hit was the fastest hit by a Dodgers player since 2015,

when Statcast began measuring it.”

Even for Ohtani, who hit 177 home runs in MLB, this is the fastest batted ball.

According to Statcast data, the fastest home run of all time is 121.7 miles per hour (about 196 km),

recorded by Giancarlo Stanton (New York Yankees) against the Texas Rangers on August 10, 2018.

The person with the fastest hit that is not a home run is also Stanton (122.2 miles per hour, approximately 197 km).

Ohtani’s home run on this day is tied for 12th all-time, and the batting speed is the same as Stanton’s home run against the Atlanta Braves on September 29, 2017.

Stanton, a ‘man of great strength,’ ranked alone in five of the top ten in terms of exit speed.

Led by Shohei Ohtani’s wedge home run, the Dodgers won 4-1 over Washington and maintained first place in the National League West Division with 14 wins and 11 losses.

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This is LG Twins rookie Shim Kyu-bin (23).

He was selected with the 108th pick in the final 11 rounds of the 2024 First-Year Player Draft. A total of 110 players were drafted by the 10 teams in baseball, and he was the third-to-last name called. This is LG Twins rookie Shim Kyu-bin (23).

A top-round pick doesn’t necessarily guarantee success, and it’s possible to pull off an upset in the lower rounds. It’s all about how well you adapt to the pros and how you capitalize on your opportunities.

Shim went 1-for-4 with a walk and a hit in his first at-bat against the SSG Second Team in the Futures League at SSG Futures Field in Ganghwa, South Korea, on April 28, starting in right field.

In his first at-bat after the first inning, he drew a seven-pitch walk. He led off the third inning with a single and was stranded on a grounder to second base. 안전놀이터 추천 In the fifth inning, he singled to right on a full count. He struck out the next two at-bats.

He was 1-for-4 on the day, but is now 6-for-15 in his last four games with a 4.0 batting average.

On the season, he is 18-for-47 (3-for-18) with five home runs, nine RBI, nine runs scored, and a .972 OPS in 18 games in the Futures League. He’s easily the top hitter in the Futures League. SSG’s Choi Joon-woo is 3-for-8, while KIA’s Kim Min-soo is 2-for-5.

Shim has shown great contact in his first year as a pro, with five stolen bases, and he’s also quick on his feet with six strikeouts and 13 walks. He’s a last-round draft pick, but he could turn things around in the pros. LG already has some great success stories. Moon Sung-joo.

Moon was selected by LG with the 97th pick of the last 10 rounds of the 2018 Secondary Draft. A graduate of Youngdong University, Moon served in the military and broke out in the LG outfield in 2022, earning a spot in the starting lineup. He earned a spot in a national-level outfield lineup that included Kim Hyun-soo, Park Hae-min, and Hong Chang-ki. Like Moon, Shim is similar to Moon Sung-joo in that he has good contact rather than long-hitting power.

Shim graduated from Sungkyunkwan University. In his senior year, he played in 15 games, batting .355 with one home run, 10 RBIs, and 13 stolen bases. 토토사이트 순위 At the time of his selection last year, LG’s scouting team said, “He has excellent contact ability and quick feet. He has good defensive range, good pitch recognition, and strong shoulders.”

Shim is still a developmental player and wears the number 108. He hopes to grow steadily with patience and become an official player and play for Jamsil Stadium.

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Austin was the centerpiece of a 29-year breakthrough last year.

Austin Dean, 31, of the LG Twins, was the centerpiece of a 29-year breakthrough last year.

He anchored the offense, batting .301 with 23 home runs and 95 RBIs in 139 regular-season games and went 3-for-5 with a home run in Game 5 of the Korean Series. LG won its first pennant in 29 years, since 1994.

The club wanted to re-sign Austin, and rightfully so. His skills and personality are still there. Austin signed for a total of $1.3 million.

LG President Cha Myung-seok said at the time of the re-signing, “Austin is a player who has clearly demonstrated his role in helping LG win the 2023 season and is an essential part of our team. He is a great player not only in terms of skill but also character. With his experience and adaptation to the KBO League, 스포츠토토 we expect him to continue to perform well next year.”

Second year in the KBO League.

Austin has become more integrated into Korea. “You can just evaluate him as a Korean player,” LG manager Yeom Kyung-yup recently said of Austin, “He’s adapted quickly, both mentally and in his thinking.”

Part of Austin’s adjustment was the presence of Casey Kelly, who is now in his sixth year with LG. Now that she’s acclimated to Korea, she’s a good mentor for foreign players. “Kelly plays a big role,” said Yeom. When we have team meetings, staff meetings, meetings with me, it’s like talking to a Korean,” he smiled.

“I think she’s doing a good job of adjusting to Korea. If he doesn’t adapt well, he just wants to take advantage of it. Austin is a really good teammate.”

Austin’s play has continued this season. In 32 games, 온라인 슬롯 he has six home runs and a .333 batting average. The best part is that he hasn’t had any major ups or downs.

Dye is also confident in Austin’s performance. “Austin is a hitter who can hit the changeup. His batting average never drops too much. He can get curveballs and hit home runs, and he can get changeups and get hits. He’s been doing that naturally this year. He strikes out a lot with fastballs, but surprisingly, he doesn’t strike out a lot with changeups. For Korean hitters, he’s like Yang Ji,” he smiled.

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‘Hwang Sung-bin of the Demon King’ couldn’t watch for long

‘Hwang Sung-bin of the Demon King’ couldn’t watch for long. Injury knocked him down once again. Injuries have become a regular visitor for Hwang Sung-bin of the Lotte Giants in the Korean Baseball Organization. And the biggest worry is who’s going to raise the tension in the dugout now.

Hwang Sung-bin was removed from the first team roster on May 29th. Hwang suffered a left hamstring strain while running the bases in the Sasik SSG game on April 24. He missed two consecutive days on the 25th and 26th, and after appearing as a substitute on the 27th against Changwon NC, he appeared as a designated hitter on the 28th and went 1-for-3 with one run scored.

Hwang Sung-bin, who continued to be bothered by his left leg in the 28th game, was eventually removed from the first team roster on the 29th. The hottest hitter in the Lotte batting order and one of the most tense atmosphere makers in the team is gone.

Hwang went 3-for-6 with three home runs and six RBIs in a doubleheader against Sasik KT on April 21. He revitalized a team that had fallen into an eight-game losing streak. 안전놀이터 He had five consecutive multi-hit games from the 18th against Jamsil LG Electronics to the 24th against SSG, when he was injured, and went 5-for-7 (12-for-21) with three home runs, eight RBIs, nine runs scored, and four stolen bases.

With his dynamic style of play, injury is always a risk.

The unfortunate thing about Hwang’s injury history is that when he was at his best, he was injured and never found his stride.

Last year, Hwang’s early pace was similar to this year. He was batting 4-for-8 (7-for-16) with two RBIs and four runs scored in six games until April 11, when he was diagnosed with a microfracture in his left index finger while sliding in a game against LG. After returning 11 days later on April 22, Hwang played in five games. However, on April 28 against Kiwoom, he was diagnosed with a second-degree tear of the anterior talofibular ligament in his left ankle. As a result, Hwang’s rise in April 2023 came to an end. He never regained the energy he had before his injury.

This year, injury once again interrupted his run. It seems that his own upswing has been halted. His departure is a big loss for Lotte, who are currently sitting at 8-20-1 with a 2.8-6 win-loss record. His absence will be felt not only on the field, but also in the dugout, where he is needed to lift the spirits of a sinking dugout.

Immediately, Hwang’s presence helped the offense rebound and the dugout atmosphere revitalize. This year, he’s even convinced veterans to join him for individual home run ceremonies, 바카라사이트 추천 which has helped boost dugout tension. He was an energizer on and off the field. In fact, the team was held scoreless against Changwon NC on April 26-27 when Hwang was removed from the lineup. Not coincidentally, his absence was felt.

With Lotte struggling to get out of the bottom of the standings, how can they rebound and revitalize their momentum?

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Oh Jae-il got a taste of what it’s like to readjust to hitting

Samsung Lions’ Oh Jae-il got a taste of what it’s like to readjust to hitting in the Futures stage.

Oh Jae-il started at first base for the Samsung Lions in their home game against the Goyang Heroes in the Futures League at Gyeongsan Ballpark on March 30. He came to bat with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning, trailing 0-3. In the mound was Kim Yoon-ha, a rookie right-hander best known as the nephew of “Korean Express” Park Chan-ho.

On a two-ball, two-strike at-bat, Kim was tagged out trying to steal second base. On a full count, Oh fouled off a 143-kilometer fastball. He then saw a 142-kilometer fastball right down the middle, and he didn’t miss, hitting it over the right-field wall for a solo home run. Oh was all smiles as he was congratulated by his teammates in the dugout.

Oh is a veteran left-handed slugging first baseman with a career batting average of .841 with 205 home runs, 831 RBIs, 585 runs scored, 14 doubles and an OPS of .841 in 1,397 games (4,238 hits, 1163 at-bats). He signed a four-year, 5 billion won contract with Samsung in December 2020, 카지노사이트 and this is the final year of his contract with Samsung.

Despite a pivotal season ahead of his free agency,

Oh struggled in 11 games this season, going 1-for-6 (6-for-36) with one home run, three RBIs, two runs scored and a .619 OPS, and was eventually cut from the first team roster. In the Futures League, he hasn’t gotten out of his slump, going 8-for-25 with two doubles and a .252 OPS in 10 games. He has recently gone 25 consecutive at-bats without a hit.

Manager Park Jin-man recently said, “Oh Jae-il can only come up again when he is in top form. He has to create the environment for himself to be in the first team. Oh Jae-il is the centerpiece of our team anyway. His batting pace will help the team. That’s why we’re constantly checking his physical condition.”

“There must be a lot of things that are not working right now. I think he knows it because he’s been preparing since spring training, but it’s different when you’re practicing and when you’re playing. 메이저사이트 That’s why it’s frustrating because you know what you’re doing, but it’s not working. I think he knows what the situation is right now,” he added.

Oh Jae-il suffered from a severe hitting slump. He finally got a taste of what he wanted to do and regained his hitting touch.

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Kim has been realizing his hitting potential in his second year.

Kim Bum-seok, 19, a big-league catching prospect for the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), has been realizing his hitting potential in his second year.

Commentators such as Lee Soon-cheol, Park Jae-hong, Park Yong-taek, and other legends have praised Kim’s hitting talent. Manager Yoon Kyung-yeop said that he plans to play Kim consistently in the future, and that he expects him to “win the Rookie of the Year.”

Kim Bum-seok made his presence felt in last weekend’s game against KIA, hitting long ball after long ball at crucial moments.

In the top of the fourth inning against KIA, trailing 2-3, Kim Bum-seok launched a come-from-behind two-run home run over the left field fence off KIA starter Hwang Dong-ha. The home run proved to be the game-winner in LG’s 6-3 victory.

Kim, who struck out in the first inning after swinging wildly at Hwang’s slider, was not fooled by a 1-2 slider in the fourth inning. “I swung at a bad pitch in the first inning, so I thought a changeup was coming, and I thought I could hit it well if I waited for it, so I waited for it. In the second pitch, I thought a fastball was coming, so I waited and swung at it confidently,” he said. At such a young age, Kim’s reading comprehension is also not exceptional.

With the bases loaded and the score 3-5, Kim Bum-seok drove a 150-kilometer fastball from KIA starter Crowe into the right-field seats for a walk-off three-run double.

On the 28th against KIA,

“The hitting point was obviously late, but he had a good swing and good pushing power, so it was a nice hit to the right field line,” said Park Jae-hong, a commentator who broadcast the game. Kim Bum-seok struck out in the second inning when Crowe threw him four consecutive sliders. 바카라사이트 In the fourth inning, he hit a slider followed by three consecutive curveballs for a single to center field, and in the fifth inning, when Crowe threw him a fastball, he crushed it for a long hit.

Kim Bum-seok made his first start of the season in the first game of a doubleheader against SSG on April 21. With the bases loaded in the seventh inning and LG trailing 6-8, Kim crushed a low slider from SSG veteran Noh Kyung-eun over the right-field fence for the game-winning home run.

Commentator Lee Soon-cheol said of Kim, “He has a very smooth swing. He’s a little bit like Lee Dae-ho, just with a height difference,” Lee said, adding, ‘If he can overcome his body, he doesn’t have to worry about the weight issue.’

In his first at-bat of the second game of the SSG doubleheader, Kim Bum-seok took a pitch from left-hander Oh Won-seok and smashed it to center field. Commentator Lee Soon-cheol said, “It’s a great technique. His timing was a little late, but he placed one hand in advance and centered the bat at the right time. He has an instantaneous sense of hitting,” Lee praised. “With that kind of hitting technique, if he continues to play consistently, he has a very high chance of hitting much better,” he said.

Recently, commentator Park Yong-taek also commented, “Personally, I think that Kim Bum-seok will be amazing after 500 at-bats.”

Kim hit 10 home runs as a junior at Gyeongnam High School

Setting a new record for the most home runs in a season since he began using wooden bats in high school competitions. He was selected by LG in the first round (No. 7) of the 2023 rookie draft. “The proper name Kim Bum-seok will become synonymous with Korean baseball,” said Cha Myung-seok, the team’s general manager.

Kim, a catcher, was rehabbing his shoulder last year and only appeared in 10 games for the first team at the end of the season, batting 1-for-1 (3-for-27) with one home run. Manager Yoon Kyung-yup included Kim in the Korean Series roster to give him some big-game experience. He pinch-hit in Game 4 and went 1-for-1.

Heading into the season, Yim had mentioned that he planned to give Kim a chance as a full-time backup catcher in the first team. However, he suffered an adductor injury in spring training and was sent home halfway through the season. Yim criticized Kim for failing to lose weight. Kim worked his way back into shape in the rehabilitation program and joined the first team on April 12. He had two hits and two RBIs in three pinch-hitting opportunities and has been given the opportunity to start eight consecutive games, starting with the SSG doubleheader on Nov. 21.

In 11 games this season,

Kim is batting .405 (12-for-34) with two home runs, 12 RBIs, four runs scored, a .405 on-base percentage, a .588 slugging percentage and a .993 OPS. He has also shown great clutch ability, going 4-for-4 with runners in scoring position (9-for-10) with 10 RBI, one home run and two doubles.

“Right now, he’s playing designated hitter, and in a little while, he’ll be playing catcher,” said Yeom, adding, “He can win the Rookie of the Year.” Hwang Jun-seo (Hanwha), Kim Taek-yeon (Doosan), and Jeon Mir (Lotte) are the top three rookies in this year’s Rookie of the Year race. Kim Bum-seok, who played fewer games and had fewer at-bats last year, is also eligible for Rookie of the Year.

Kim has been batting in the No. 3 and No. 5 center field spots recently and has been performing well. 사설 토토사이트 “I used him at No. 3 because the (main) players were missing. Bum-seok’s best batting order is around No. 7. It’s good for him and good for the team. If he can’t hit at No. 7, he’s less likely to be criticized by fans,” he said, referring to the development of young hitters.

He mentioned how LG tried to develop Park Byung-ho as a No. 4 hitter in the past, but failed because they kept him at No. 4 even though he couldn’t hit. “There are a lot of important situations at No. 4. If we had kept Park Byung-ho at No. 8, we would have been much more successful,” Yoon said.

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