“I was able to catch it…”.
KIA Tigers outfielder Kim Ho-ryeong (30) did her job as a bat, not as a defense. He had 3 hits and 3 RBIs for the first time in the season. He served as an important link in avenging the humiliation suffered by his natural enemy, a foreigner. At the same time, he expressed deep regret over the misfire of the super catch.
Kim Ho-ryeong made his name in the starting lineup as the 8th center fielder in the Gwangju game against Kiwoom Heroes on the 19th. This has become a godsend.
In the first at-bat in the first inning, he lightly pushed Eric Yokishi’s 2nd pitch from 1st, 1st and 2nd base, and hit a timely hit that rolled forward to the right fielder. It was the team’s fifth run. He also stepped on the groove when Park Chan-ho hit the ball in time. Yokishi, who boasted 9 wins and 2.34 ERA against the KIA, was humiliated by 9 hits and 8 runs in the first inning alone.
In the second at-bat with 2 out and 1 base in the 2nd inning, he recorded a hit that fell in front of the left fielder. It was the second multi-hit of the season. In the 4th inning, he only had a fly ball with 1 base, but in the bottom of the 6th inning, he scored a 2 RBI double with 2nd out, 2nd and 3rd base to right-center, putting a wedge in the game. It was a valuable extra point to run away from 8-1 to 10-1.
From the start, he was the starting center fielder. Kim Ho-ryeong, who has excellent defense, was also expected to hit. In the opening game 2 against SSG, he showed extensive defensive range and diving catch. Even then, Lee Eui-ri was the starting pitcher. He laid the foundation for his first win. However, his blows were not good. He only had 4 1/4 for April메이저놀이터.
In the end, I had no choice but to give up. In May, he was a bench member who went into the middle field in the second half of the game. He was far from starting. Until the day before, he only had 4 at-bats. While forming a right-handed line against left-hander Yokishi, Kim Ho-ryung put his name in the lineup after a long time and led the win with a hard hit.
Kim Ho-ryeong explained the secret of the hit, saying, “I felt very good when I hit the bat a few days ago. I thought that I would just have to play now, but today the effect appeared. The fastball swing was slow, so the timing was a little faster.” .
In particular, he expressed great disappointment in the defense in the first inning. He seemed to catch Russell’s fly ball from 1st out, 1st and 2nd base, but he missed it. He sprinted and attempted a diving catch, but the ball went in and out of the palm of his glove.
“I was able to catch it, but it was very, very sad that I couldn’t catch it. The ball seemed to stretch a little, but it bent slightly at the end and ended up getting hit by the palm. I was so sorry.
He needs to continue the momentum of 3 hits and 3 RBIs, but his starting position is uncertain. He still didn’t flinch. “When I go out, I’m trying to work hard to fit my position as much as possible. If you give me another chance, I’ll show you a good image like today,” he promised.