“I think I can do it for another 10 years.”
SSG Landers won 5-3 in a confrontation with KIA Tigers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 10th.
Kim Kang-min메이저놀이터 came out as a pinch hitter in the top of the 6th inning. He recorded a hit in front of center fielder with a runner on second base on first out. He got a hit in his first at-bat after being registered to the first-team entry on the 9th.
He followed this up and acted as a solver in the top of the eighth when the score was tight at 4-3. KIA put Jang Hyun-shik on the mound to face Kim Kang-min. In the 2B2S situation, Jang Hyun-sik threw a 145 km/h four-seam fastball far above the strike zone. However, Kim Kang-min took the ball and hit it over the wall to his left. Kang-Min Kim’s 1-run home run gave SSG a wedge.
Commentator Lee Dae-hyung of ‘SPOTV’, who was in charge of commentating the match, admired Kim Kang-min’s home run. He said, “I can’t say anything. I was surprised.”
“The fact that he can hit a high ball and pass it clearly showed that he is alive,” he said. “Jang Hyun-sik’s fastball has the power that other players recognize. I think I can do it,” he said.
Kim Kang-min, who met with reporters after the game, revealed that he was aiming for Jang Hyun-shik’s high fastball. He said, “I didn’t aim for this high, but I looked at the records before the game and there were a lot of high fastballs by Jang Hyun-sik.
“It was a situation where there were no runners in two outs. Even if I hit, the probability of scoring was low,” he said. , I thought that a long hit could come out, so I aimed for a high ball and prepared for a swing.”
However, Kim Kang-min had an unsatisfactory swing. He said, “The ball came in higher than I thought and it wasn’t a normal swing. It was a swing that came out without me knowing.” He said, “If you play baseball, one or two come out in a season. There are home runs that make you think, ‘How did it become a home run?’ I think it’s good. It’s a home run that helps us win anyway, so it feels good.”