Without Kim Jin-seong, there would have been no victory for LG.
The LG Twins, led by coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, won the 3-2 victory in the third game of the season against the Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 9th. LG ran a 4-game winning streak with a series sweep. It also maintained second place without a ride with SSG Landers.
In this day’s victory, LG’s many players played their part. 스포츠토토Of course, many fans will remember Moon Bo-kyung, who had the final hit. Moon Bo-kyung made a big success on this day with 3 hits, 1 RBI and 1 run, including the final hit.
In addition, Adam Plutko, who started as a starter and blocked 9 hits, 1 walk, and 2 runs in 6.1 innings, Park Hae-min, who is recovering his sense of hitting by hitting 3 hits, and Moon Seong-joo, who is wielding hard hits every day in the top batting order, showed good performances.
However, this player’s ball cannot be overlooked. It is Kim Jin-seong who came up in episode 7. Kim Jin-seong came up in place of Ham Deok-joo in the 7th inning crisis with one out and bases loaded. Plutko grounded lead hitter Kim Seong-yoon to second base in the 7th inning, but Lee Jae-hyeon and Koo Ja-wook gave consecutive hits, shaking the mound and handing the mound to Ham Deok-joo. When Ham Deok-joo gave up four balls in a row to Kim Ji-chan and put the bases full, manager Yeom Kyung-yeop immediately took out the Kim Jin-seong card.
Kim Jin-seong is the eldest brother of LG Mound. Kim Jin-seong, who was released from the NC Dinos after the end of the 2021 season, wore an LG uniform last season and hit the mound in Jamsil. He played in 67 games, the most on the team last season, with a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 12 holds with an ERA of 3.10.
Kim Jin-seong, who obtained FA status, signed a contract with LG for a two-year contract for a total of 700 million won (down payment of 300 million won, total annual salary of 400 million won for 2 years).
Kim Jin-seong, who pitched in 3 matches before the game, saved the team from a crisis this time as well. He struck out looking strikeout Jose Pirella, a tricky hitter, using a forkball in the late 120km range, and turned opponent 4th hitter Kang Min-ho into a floating ball in right field. When Kim Jin-seong handled the bases-loading crisis as a scoreless run, LG home fans chanted Kim Jin-seong’s name.
If Kim Jin-seong allowed a run in the 7th inning with the bases loaded, it would not have been easy to predict LG’s victory. It was because opponent starter Albert Suarez and other bullpen players continued to pitch unusually. That’s why Kim Jin-seong’s endurance in the bases-loading crisis was a great strength.
After the game, coach Yeom Kyung-yeop also said, “The pitchers in the winning group played a good role in winning the game by leading them well without giving up additional runs. Today’s game as a whole showed a strong concentration of players to win.”
Kim Jin-seong played 541 professional games, recording 38 wins, 34 losses, 34 saves and 80 holds with an ERA of 4.38. A player who has gone through all sorts of odds and ends in the KBO League. Currently, there is no Go Woo-seok, and Lee Jung-yong is also shaking with two blown saves, and he is defending the LG mound with his best performance.
4 games, 1 hold, 1 hit, 1 walk, average ERA of 0. Perfect. LG brought this player well to 700 million won.