Kim Min-seong of LG started as a shortstop for the first time in six years and played a neat role in the offense and defense. As he is a reserve free agent, he is determined to reveal his value by playing an active part in defense as well as hitting.
A major bad news occurred ahead of the match between Samsung and LG held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 7th. Captain and shortstop Oh Ji-hwan complained of discomfort in his side during batting practice before the game and went to the hospital for a checkup.먹튀검증
Even in the game the previous day, he played an active role, hitting and stealing two bases even in a situation where his side was not good. His discomfort continued, probably because of his high activity, and eventually he was examined and diagnosed with microscopic damage to the oblique muscle. He has to take a break for 2 weeks.
It’s an emergency. Currently, LG’s shortstop resources include Son Ho-young and Kim Joo-seong. However, they are also not in the entry due to injuries. You have to play a game without a professional shortstop.
The shortstop chosen by manager Yeom Gyeong-yeop is Kim Min-seong. Even in the days when I ate rice at Nexen (currently Kiwoom), I had never used Kim Min-seong as a shortstop, but LG entrusted it for the first time.
He is not a very unfamiliar position. From 2007 to 2010, when he was a rookie, Kim Min-seong consistently played as a shortstop for Lotte and Nexen. At the time, he received a lot of attention as a shortstop prospect.
It was the first business trip in 2039 days since the match against Suwon KT on September 6, 2017, during the Nexen days, that Min-seong Kim started as a shortstop.
Kim Min-seong handled 4 ground balls and 1 fly ball without difficulty in defense. In particular, in the top of the 8th inning, Lee Jae-hyeon caught a deep hit on the 3rd base side with 1 out and 1st base, and quickly threw it to the 2nd base to put the leading runner out. Samsung applied for a video review, but the decision did not change.
Attack wasn’t too bad either. In the bottom of the first inning at bat, he hit a lucky two-run hit. After that, consecutive timely hits came out and LG ran away 5-0. In the last at-bat in the bottom of the 7th inning, he picked a walk and recorded multiple on-base.
After the game, Kim Min-seong smiled and said, “I was practicing and suddenly heard that I was going to be selected as a shortstop.
He did well despite being a shortstop defense for the first time in six years. Kim Min-sung emphasized, “I have to do better than I thought (expected). That’s my position. If I can’t do this, (my position) is gone.
Kim Min-seong will have to take on the role of infield commander for the time being until backup shortstop resources arrive. There will be a sense of responsibility and pressure. He said, “That’s what I’m here for. When entering the season, various variables arise, so I thought there would definitely be a situation where I could play my role. This is exactly the case now. I’ll try to make sure it doesn’t happen for a while.”
Kim Min-seong is determined to face the season as he will receive FA status after this season. Kim Min-seong said with strength, “I think my value will increase a little if I play the position perfectly like now. I think I will be recognized as a necessary player. I will do my best to play the role behind the scenes.”