“Yesterday before I hit the home run, senior (Kang) Min-ho looked at me for a while, and the result was good. He said, ‘Make a deposit.'”
Is Kang Min-ho the main catcher who leads the Samsung Lions batting line?
Samsung won two consecutive victories after fierce battles in the weekend series against the Lotte Giants. On the 10th, Jae-il Oh (two), Jae-hyeon Lee, Hyun-jun Kim hit home runs one after another, and on the 11th, Ji-chan Kim and Hyun-jun Kim hit hard, and Min-ho Kang scored a big break with a home run in the bottom of the 10th inning.스포츠토토
In 2022, when he first emerged as Samsung’s treasure, Kim Hyun-joon played 422 at-bats in 118 games, recording a batting average of 207.5 and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.715. But there were no home runs.
This year, before the start of the season, he suffered an injury to his wrist bone (hookbone). He returned to the first team in mid-May as his recovery from injury came earlier than expected, and his batting average is improving in June. In particular, he has already hit his second home run.
An interesting testimony came out from Kim Hyun-joon, whom I met at the scene that day. He said it was helpful to listen to Kang Min-ho’s advice before hitting the home run. Oh Jae-il, the “Lion Captain,” who set up a turning point by shooting two home runs despite a sluggish batting average in the 10% range the previous day, also testified that he had four hits, including a home run, after receiving Kang Min-ho’s toss bet for about three minutes.
“He is very good at mental coaching. He told me to ‘hit without thinking’ rather than how to do it, but it helped a lot with hitting. I gained experience last year and did what I can do well.
Kim Hyeon-joon said, “In May, I kept paying attention to the results. I think I had to play and survive, so I felt depressed and burdened. Yesterday, after a good game, I lay down in bed and thought, ‘Let’s not pay attention’.” made a will Regarding the home run, he recalled, “The opposing pitcher kept throwing the slider.
“I had no expectations for the Asian Games because I was injured before the season. Ji-chan hyung is a player who deserves to wear the Taegeuk mark with confidence. We are preparing a celebration party.”
On the 11th, Kim Hyun-joon continued his upward trend by hitting a come-from-behind hit to make the score 3-2 at the end of the 7th inning and a tie at 4-4 at the end of the 10th inning. He was the main player who supported Kang Min-ho’s finishing gun until the end.
After the game, Kim Hyun-joon smiled broadly, saying, “The front hitters created a lot of opportunities. I hit with the thought that I would call them unconditionally.” He added, “During the game, I told Ji-chan to leave unconditionally because if he goes out, I will attack him from behind. I think I gave Ji-chan Lee an answer today.”
“Thanks to the support of many fans this week, I gained even more strength. Please continue to support us.”