You can’t help but feel bad about taking a day off. The heat is on.
The Doosan Bears’ most experienced shortstop, Kim Jae-ho, 38, has been showing off his rejuvenated side lately, leading the Doosan lineup. In the month of August, he’s batting 4-for-5 in 21 games (62-for-27) with two home runs, 12 RBIs, and a 1.135 OPS. He leads the league in batting average in August.
As the starting shortstop of a dynasty, he carries with him the glory and memories of the past. However, he can”t stop the years from passing him by. You have to take better care of yourself. Kim Jae-ho has managed the passage of time meticulously and is leading the Doosan batting lineup with a rejuvenated look. His nomination for the KBO’s August Monthly MVP was well-deserved.스포츠토토
The KBO announced the nominees for the August MVP on Thursday. KT’s William Cuevas, Park Young-hyun, KIA’s Na Sung-beom, Park Chan-ho, Samsung’s Koo Ja-rook, Lotte’s Aaron Wilkerson, Samsung’s Koo Ja-rook, and Hanwha’s Roh Si-hwan were nominated, and Kim Jae-ho made the cut.
In the Sajik-Lotte game on March 3, Kim Jae-ho failed to add any hits at the plate. However, his defense was crucial in preventing a run from scoring. In the bottom of the fourth inning, with runners on first and third, he made a jumping catch on a fastball by Nico Gudrum. He was playing forward defense and if he was slow to react, he couldn’t make the play, but his quick reaction saved the day. Brandon, who started the game, said, “I’m just thankful for Kim Jae-ho for his unbelievable defense. Kim Jae-ho always makes unbelievable defensive plays,” and expressed his gratitude to his teammate for helping him keep a clean sheet.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said before the game against Lotte on April 4, “Kim Jae-ho seems to read the situation well in the offense. When we need an RBI, he gets an RBI, and when we need an RBI with runners on third, he gets it. You want to get a hit every at-bat, but even in unfavorable counts, he doesn’t overdo it and seems to do a good job of hitting for the team.” Speaking about the defense the day before, Lee said, “He also did a good job of selecting defensive positions. It’s a forward defense, so if you’re late to start, you’re going to miss, but she did a good job. There’s nothing to say,” he said with a smile.
However, Kim Jae-ho was left out of the starting lineup on this day. He needs to be managed. Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “He slightly twisted his back while swinging in yesterday’s game. He won’t be able to play today. We need Kim Jae-ho in the team,” explaining, “I hope he can rest for a day or so.” A Doosan official explained, “It’s a protective rest.”