“I think I can grow to the next level through new experiences.”
LG Twins Kim Hyun-soo played as the designated hitter 3 times in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against the Samsung Lions held at Jamsil Stadium on the 15th, going 4 at-bats, 3 hits, 1 home run, 1 walk, 2 RBIs and 3 runs, taking the lead in a 9-3 victory. .메이저사이트
Kim Hyun-soo, who showed off his batting ability after a long time. Since May, he has suffered from a severe slump. He was even more awkward because he was Kim Hyun-soo, who boasted an outstanding batting enough to earn the nickname ‘hitting machine’. However, he hit a home run and fired a signal flare for a sluggish escape.
Kim Hyun-soo said, “I think the cause of my sluggishness is that I haven’t been able to swing my swing. Now, after receiving injection treatment, I feel better.” He looked back on the past.
Although baseball did not work as intended, Kim Hyun-soo emptied his thoughts and devoted himself to training. Kim Hyun-soo said, “It was the first time I’ve been so sluggish. I didn’t think about it because I thought it would be infinitely difficult if I thought it was difficult. I tried to overcome it. I tried to get my mind together. I really wanted to play baseball. I can’t say that I was more desperate because I was always eager. However, I wanted to quickly find my pace and figure out what areas I lacked.”
At the same time, Kim Hyun-soo mentioned the word ‘growth’. He said, “I’m a veteran, but I still have a lot of work to do. I think I can grow to the next level through this kind of experience,” he said, promising to overcome the sluggishness and grow one step further.
Kim Hyun-soo is desperate to win the championship wearing the LG uniform. On the 13th, he attempted a surprise bunt in the 8th inning against Samsung at first base. It was the first bunt in 16 years since the match against Samsung on September 22, 2007. Kim Hyun-soo raised his voice, saying, “It is not time to save pride. Now the team has to play first. There is no pride. You can retire and b Even a line drive batted ball and a large parabola will pass if caught.
Austin Dean, a foreign hitter from LG, once again demonstrated his strength. Austin started as a 4th first baseman in the match against Samsung held at Jamsil Stadium on the 15th and led the team to a 9-3 come-from-behind victory with 3 hits and 3 RBIs in 4 at-bats.
In the 6th inning, trailing by 1-3, lead hitter Kim Hyun-soo went to base with a left-center hit, and Austin hit 6 consecutive foul balls against Hong Jeong-woo on one ball. Hong Jeong-woo threw a fastball in the early 140km and a slider in the early 130km, but it continued to be a foul.
On the ninth pitch, Austin rolled up a low slider of 132 km and hit a big ball toward the left wall. The ball that flew into the night sky became a tying two-run home run that went over the fence.
However, the launch angle of the home run was 39.8 degrees. Usually, the ideal launch angle to create a home run hit is around 25 degrees. A home run with a launch angle of more than 40 degrees is extremely rare. Austin’s power is great. Austin’s big parabolic home run (distance of 116.2m) boasted a long flight time of 6.37 seconds.
Austin’s bizarre home run occurred in April. He hit a solo home run in the 7th inning against Jamsil NC on April 20, leading 5-1.
He pulled NC lefty Kim Tae-hyun’s 144 km low fastball like a thunderbolt and fired a home run that went over the left fence. The hit was a line drive, a home run that went over the fence like a bullet. At this time, the launch angle was only 19.7 degrees and the exit speed was 180.1 km. It was an unprecedented batting speed.
Austin’s power and bat speed allow him to hit home runs like bullets and arcs. There is no belly button.
Austin played in 61 games this season and recorded an OPS of .867 with 8 home runs, 44 RBIs and 39 runs in . He ranks third in batting average, second in runs batted in, third in runs scored, and tied for seventh in home runs. For the past two years, he has been very active in breaking LG’s brutal history of foreign batters.
On the other hand, teammate Lee Jae-won cannot be left out of a rare home run like Austin’s 40-degree launch home run that day. Lee Jae-won hit a two-run home run over the left wall against Elias on May 24 against SSG in Incheon.
His exit velocity was 177.2 km and his launch angle was 40.9 degrees. It soared high into the sky and went over the fence. The home run with a flight distance of 118.3m had a flight time of 6.69 seconds. Austin jumped higher than a home run.
Unfortunately, Lee Jae-won was excluded from the entry due to a thigh muscle injury the day after he hit the home run. On the 8th, he was registered for the first team entry, but after his return, he has not regained his condition yet with 1 hit in 13 at-bats (.077 batting average).
uild pride. You have to produce results.”