Park Chan-ho is in the lower batting order, and Kim Sun-bin is in first place. KIA’s offense works so well

KIA Tigers’ Kim Sun-bin (35) played a perfect role as an offensive spearhead as a leadoff.

Kim Sun-bin started as the first batter and second baseman in an away game against the LG Twins in the “2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League” at Jamsil Stadium on the 28th, and led the team to a 10-7 victory with three hits and three runs in five at-bats.먹튀검증

KIA had already lost two consecutive games against LG for the first time in three consecutive games over the weekend, and was already in a position to lose the Losing Series. If Kia loses the game on the day, it will have suffered its first three consecutive losses and even a sweep loss for the season.

Ahead of the game, there was a change in the KIA lineup. Kim Sun-bin took the leadoff, and Park Chan-ho went down to the bottom of the lineup. And Na Sung-beom is back. He was not listed in the starting lineup, but it is different to have him in the dugout and not have him.

It was Kim’s first appearance as a starting hitter of the year. It was the first time in 1110 days that Kim made the starting lineup as a leadoff pitcher since the game against the Lotte Giants in Gwangju on April 14, 2021.

“Park Chan-ho (who was in charge of No. 1) came to me and said he would iron it out again from the bottom of the lineup. I dissuaded him, but I will try to help him after finishing it, so I will listen to him,” KIA manager Lee Bum-ho said before the game. “That’s why Kim Sun-bin will take the leadoff today (on the 28th).”

Kim successfully got on base from his first at-bat in the top of the first inning. He hit a right-handed hit off LG starter Son Joo-young. He then homered when Choi Hyung-woo had his first three-run shot, and scored a point.

Since then, the two at-bats have failed to get on base. After striking out and hitting a double play in the third and fourth innings, respectively, Kim created the starting point of the big inning in his offense in the top of the seventh inning when his team was losing 5-7.

On the afternoon of April 25, 2024, a match between the KIA Tigers and the Kiwoom Heroes of the “2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League” was held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. KIA Kim Sun-bin is happy to step home on Park Chan-ho’s infield hit with two outs in the top of the fourth inning./My Daily

As the leadoff hitter, Kim garnered a big hit off LG’s new pitcher Park Myung-geun, and advanced to second base with a walk by pinch hitter Na Sung-bum. Then, he ran to third base when Kim Do-young had a surprise bunt hit. LG’s error came from this. Catcher Park Dong-won caught a bunt hit and threw it to third base, but it was not accurate. It went to left field, and in the meantime, Kim dug into home and scored a point.

Since then, KIA has succeeded in reversing 8-7 by adding Choi Hyung-woo’s RBI infield grounder and Lee Woo-sung’s timely hit.

Kim hit a double with one out in the eighth inning to complete the three-hit game. When Kim Ho-ryeong made a timely hit, he stepped on a home run and scored a wedge. At the last at-bat in the ninth inning, he got on base with a hit ball to set a record for fourth base.

When I listened to Kim Sun-bin, whom I met after the game, Park Chan-ho’s demands and timing were just right.

Park Chan-ho wanted to go down to the bottom batting order, while Kim Sun-bin wanted to hit at No. 1.

“I personally told my coach yesterday (on the 27th) that I wanted to play at No. 1. I asked because I wanted to play at many times, not as No. 1. I think it was good because I had a good hit today,” Kim said in expressing satisfaction.

Even Kim was not aware of Park’s request to move in the lower order. “I had no idea. I saw it as an article,” Kim said with a smile.

Kim Sun-bin nodded, saying, “The coach said, ‘Let me be like the No. 1 hitter,’ and as he said, it helped the team by getting on base a lot.”

Kim Sun-bin is contributing greatly to the team’s infield management by moving between second base and shortstop this season.

“It’s great to be of help to the team. I appreciate the coach for thinking that I can see shortstop as well as second base. If it’s helpful to the team, I have to take any position.”

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