Kim Min-sik (34), a 12-year-old professional catcher, is relieving SSG Landers concerns.
SSG won a 5-3 come-from-behind victory in the 5th game of the season against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 3rd.
After the game, manager Kim Won-hyung praised the hitters. Manager Kim said, “(Chu) Shinsu’s 4 hits and (Park) Seonghan’s 2 hits are nice.” ” he said.
Kim Min-sik, who started as catcher and 9th hitter that day, said, “It’s a pity that ace Gwang-hyeon did not become the winning pitcher.” Nevertheless, Kim Min-sik, who said, “It feels good that the team won,” made a big success in karate.
Starter ‘Ace’ Kim Gwang-hyeon gave up 2 runs (1 earned run) in 5 innings from the lead to the finish. Until Seo Jin-yong (11 saves) finished the game with no runs, Kim Min-sik was the catcher.
Above all, it stood out on the other line. He hit a tying solo home run in the bottom of the 3rd inning when the score was trailing 0-1, and after Guillermo Heredia’s come-from-behind 3-run homer in the bottom of the 7th inning, he added a valuable timely hit in the bottom of the 8th inning to lead 4-3.
Kim Min-sik said, “Coach Jin-young Lee gave me the advice to ‘attack the inside ball’. Thanks to that, he looked back and said, “I think he hit a home run today.” He continued, “I had my home run, but Heredia hit a comeback home run at the crucial chance. In addition, it seems that the pitchers finished the inning with the least run at a crucial moment, leading to a team victory.” 메이저사이트
Kim Min-sik is relieving SSG concerns. He leads the pitchers in the first team well with backup Cho Hyeong-woo, who is still less experienced, and has a sense of hitting with the ability to keep opposing runners in check compared to other team catchers.
He also caught the shaky finishing pitcher well. Kim Min-sik calmly took the lead and secured the victory with no runs even though closer pitcher Seo Jin-yong was on the verge of having the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning.
Kim Min-sik said, “In the ninth inning crisis situation, I went up and told Jin Yong-yi not to play hard against the batter and to actively stick to it. He seems to have made a good result by throwing the ball that induces the opponent batter to hit from the first pitch without avoiding it.”
He promised, “As the current team is in the top ranks, we will continue to do our best to maintain good performance.”