After a long silence, Kim Hyun-soo (LG Twins) tasted a hit.
Kim Hyun-soo’s April was hot. He got off to a good start, hitting in six straight games after opening. He had hits in 20 of 23 games played in April. 32 hits, 1 home run, 16 walks, 6 strikeouts, 17 RBIs, 14 runs, batting average of 0.400, OPS 1.022.
Kim Hyun-soo also played an active role in his first game in May with a multi-hit. On the 2nd, against Changwon NC Dinos, he hit 2 hits in 5 at-bats. He got hits in his second and third at-bats. However, he later struck out in two at-bats and retired.
After that, Kim Hyun-soo’s sense of hitting dropped sharply. Starting with NC on the 3rd and before Daegu Samsung Lions on the 13th, he recorded no hits in 30 consecutive at-bats. On the 2nd, from the fourth at-bat before the NC game, 32 consecutive at-bats were hitless. Director Yeom Gyeong-yeop gave Kim Hyun-soo a break. He did not play against Samsung on the 14th and against KT Wiz in Jamsil on the 16th.
Head coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “Hyun-soo will adjust his condition until today and start the game tomorrow,” ahead of the KT game on the 16th. “If you rest continuously, the recovery effect is much better.”
Kim Hyun-soo started as a designated hitter 3 times against KT on the 17th after a break on the 3rd. He retired with a fly ball to right field in the first at-bat and a catcher strike knockout in the second at-bat, but tasted a hit in the third at-bat.
At the end of the 4th inning, with 2 runners on 1st base, Kim Hyun-soo hit Bo Schulser’s 2-ball four-seam fastball and made a hit in front of the center fielder. It was his first hit in 35 at-bats. 1st base runner Hong Chang-ki advanced to 3rd base and created a chance for 2 outs 1st and 3rd base, but Austin Dean withdrew with a floating ball from 1st base and was unable to score additional points.
Kim Hyun-soo, who tasted a hit, completed the multi-hit game by hitting another hit in the fourth at-bat. At the end of the 6th inning, in the situation of 1 runner on 2nd base, he pushed the 3-ball changeup of the sovereignty and sent a ball that fell into the 3rd gap. Second base runner Park Hae-min turned around third base and came home.메이저사이트
After the game, Kim Hyun-soo said, “I played as usual. It wasn’t good because my back wasn’t supporting me, but (today’s game was hitting) I think the course was good.” I think it was long. I think I have to endure the pain and practice. I will work harder and show a better image.”
“Still, I think it’s fortunate that it’s the beginning of the season. More than anything else, I’m satisfied that my teammates are doing well and the team won,” he added.