Kim Min-seong (LG Twins) is back. Even before his return, he wielded a fire bat. a splendid comeback
Kim Min-seong was called up to the first team ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League KIA Tigers held at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 9th. He immediately started as second baseman, batting eighth and going 2-for-4 with 1 home run, 2 RBI and 1 run.메이저놀이터
Kim Min-sung hit a home run in his first at-bat. At the beginning of the second inning, Lee Eui-ri’s first pitch, 149km/h, four-seam fastball was passed over the left wall at the second out and third base opportunity. In the second at-bat, he retreated with a second baseman grounder, but in the third at-bat, he hit a double and recorded a multi-hit. He played with two hits and contributed to the team’s 6–2 victory.
It was Kim Min-sung’s first first-team appearance since the match against KT Wiz in Jamsil on July 5. He suffered a hamstring injury at the time and was out of power, and after recovering for over a month, he returned to the first team and performed well.
Kim Min-seong said, “At first, the condition of the hamstring was good and bad. At that time, the pain was very severe when hitting and running. I thought that I would not be able to play, so I said, ‘I don’t think it will work.’
Kim Min-seong hit the first pitch in his first at-bat and went over the fence. Regarding the home run, he said, “Lee Eui-ri is a player with good pitches. In today’s game, he had good control from the first inning. So I thought he would actively come in because it was early in the game.”
After recovering from an injury, Kim Min-seong played three games in the Futures League and improved his sense of the game. Although his batting average was not good with 1 hit in 11 at-bats, he judged that he had regained the feeling of hitting in the last game, and immediately hit hard in the first team stage.
Kim Min-seong said, “I couldn’t hit in the 2nd group, but the last two at-bats were really good. The timing was set and I regained my senses.”
This season, Kim Min-seong is active as a utility player who plays in all positions in the infield. He said, “It’s my job to fill the vacancy. As much as I’m missing now, players like (Shin) Min-jae and (Moon) Bo-kyung have suffered so much,” he said.