Kim Beom-seok (19), a promising rookie slugger from LG, hit a surprise home run in the Blue and White match ahead of the Korean Series.
LG held a blue and white match at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 29th. It was the third Blue and White match during the training camp. Kim Beom-seok started as the third hitter and first baseman for the backup team, the Blue Team.
Kim Beom-seok swung like a thunderbolt when a slider (130m) came into the high course near his body with 2 balls and 1 strike against Lee Jeong-yong in the 1st inning with 1 out and runners on first base. The batted ball was a line drive that went over the left wall. Two-run home run. It went over the fence like a clothesline with a low trajectory of 16.5 degrees launch angle. The flying distance was 111m.
Afterwards, he retired with a fly ball to second base (pitcher Lee Jeong-yong), a missed swing and strikeout (pitcher Park Myung-geun), and a fly ball to right field (pitcher Ham Deok-ju). He had 1 hit in 4 at-bats and an impressive home run.
After the game, Kim Beom-seok said, “I was honestly a bit surprised when I hit the line drive because I didn’t hit it well. Hitting coach Lee Ho-jun keeps giving me feedback that ‘the bat spreads out,’ so I’ve been doing a lot of short training starting from Icheon. “That is a good result, and although it only came out once, I am still somewhat satisfied that it came out.”
Kim Beom-seok joined this year after being drafted in the first round. He played mostly in the Futures League, where he went 3-for-27 at bats (.111 batting average) with 1 home run and 4 RBIs in 10 games with the first team. He showed slugging ability in the second team.
Manager Yeom Kyung-yeop announced that Kim Beom-seok will be included in the Korean Series entry as the third catcher. Kim Beom-seok said, “I saw it as an article, and he did not settle down and continued to work hard. He said, “First of all, since it is not confirmed yet, I quietly did my job and practiced a lot.” He added, “I hit one (well-hit ball) today, but I’m still not satisfied at all, and I think I need to hit a ball with better timing.” If I get a chance to play in the Korean Series, I will be given the opportunity to pinch hit. One long hit
. Kim Beom-seok said, “I have been constantly emphasizing image training since I was young, so I think about it a lot. (As a pinch hitter) I think that one opportunity should not be missed, so I train to make the most of that one opportunity. “There is,” he said.
Kim Beom-seok, who injured his shoulder after colliding with a runner in his third year of high school, did not play as a catcher in any official game as he was rehabilitating his shoulder after joining LG. He played primarily as a designated hitter, and when he reached the first team, he played first base.
Kim Beom-seok wore a catcher’s mask in the 7th inning and went 2 innings. In the Korean Series, Kim Beom-seok is training to play as a catcher for about an inning just in case. Now he says there is no big problem with throwing.토토사이트
Kim Beom-seok said, “For the first training, what I need most is hitting training. “He does a lot of fielding, but he’s also receiving first baseman fungo, and he’s also doing catcher training and receiving pitching,” he said.
Kim Beom-seok formed a battery with closing pitcher Go Woo-seok in the 8th inning. Go Woo-seok, who was on the mound for the first time since the Hangzhou Asian Games, led 3-0 and allowed a walk to Hong Chang-ki, an RBI triple to Park Hae-min, an infield grounder (1 RBI) to Kim Hyun-soo, and a tying solo home run to Austin. He performed poorly, allowing three runs in one inning.
Kim Beom-seok, who formed a battery with Go Woo-seok to face the top batting order, said, “I think I realized how difficult it would be for other teams to face our seniors. I guess I will fall behind seniors (Park) Dong-won and (Heo) Do-hwan, but it’s also my first time… “I will work harder and try as hard as seniors Dongwon and Dohwan,” he said, attributing it to his own lead’s fault.