Veteran right-hander Kim Tae-hoon wore the Samsung Lions uniform from the first day and played a good fight and finished the ceremony in front of the home fans.
Samsung won 7-6 in the second game of the season against the Doosan Bears in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 27th. Following the 1-0 victory the previous day, they won two consecutive victories and won a three-game winning series over the weekend.
Samsung made a surprise trade with Kiwoom Heroes this morning. Veteran infielder Lee Won-seok and 2024 rookie draft 3rd round nomination rights were handed over to Kiwoom and pitcher Kim Tae-hoon was brought in.
After hearing the news of the trade, Kim Tae-hoon hurriedly packed his things and moved from Seoul to Daegu. Arriving at Lions Park at 4:00 pm, 2 hours and 30 minutes before the start of the game, I exchanged brief greetings with the coaching staff and colleagues, and immediately started the game.
While Samsung coach Park Jin-man suggested that Tae-hoon Kim could start the mound depending on the game situation if his physical condition was not abnormal, Tae-hoon Kim stepped onto the mound at the most decisive moment.
As soon as Park took a 7-6 lead with Oh Jae-il’s home run at the bottom of the 7th inning, which was behind 3-6, with two outs loaded, he put in Pil Seung-jo. In the top of the 8th, right-hander Lee Seung-hyun blocked Doosan’s lineup without a run, and then Kim Tae-hoon took out the card in a save situation in the top of the 9th.
Kim Tae-Hoon put lead hitter Heo Gyeong-Min to a left fielder’s fly ball, then pinch hitter Song Seung-Hwan with a second baseman’s fly ball, and Jo Soo-Haeng with a shortstop’s ground ball to calm Doosan’s offense in the top of the ninth inning.
After Samsung’s victory was confirmed, Kim Tae-hoon greeted the Daegu fans with a bright smile. He got his first save of the season on the day of the trade and got off to a good start as a member of the ‘Lions’.
After the game, Kim Tae-hoon said, “I thought I wouldn’t be able to pitch, but I think it’s fortunate that I went out and blocked it well. It wasn’t as much as when I first started as a pro, but I was really nervous.” Because it was a kick, I threw it with the thought that I shouldn’t give points unconditionally and that I shouldn’t allow long hits.”
Also,카지노사이트 “After the game, (Kang) Minho encouraged me by saying that I pitched well. He asked me if I was nervous and said yes,” he said with a smile.
He also expressed confidence in his physical condition. As there were no problems with his pitch and condition even before the trade, he was determined to do his best in every game to keep his new team victorious.
Gam Tae-hoon explained, “Even when he was in Kiwoom, he was in good condition. He continued to fail in the game, but he was confident that he could throw well, but today luck fit perfectly.”