‘Debut first save’ Kim Seo-hyun, ‘3/70’ engraved on the mound… On the day of emotion, ‘grown-up youngest’ reminded me of two teachers
Super rookie Kim Seo-hyeon (19, Hanwha Eagles), who said, “I have greed to be a finishing pitcher,” finally got on the mound with a save after 9 games of debut. Before his first pitch, Seohyun Kim drew something on the mound. Manager Carlos Subero and Jose Rosa, who left the team the day before, were also the pitching coach’s uniform numbers.
Seohyun Kim took the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning with the team leading 5-2 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League visiting game against SSG Landers held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 12th, recording a walk and strikeout one by one in one inning, keeping the victory with a good pitch. .
The first save of the season by a monster rookie who sprayed fast balls approaching 160 km/h. It was the moment when the first save was recorded in the future closer career to protect Hanwha’s victory.
Kim Seo-hyun, who was coveted by the American professional baseball Major League (MLB), chose Hanwha. Since the spring camp period, countless fans’ attention has been focused on them.
But even before he got off to a good start, he found himself at the center of controversy. The remarks left through a secret social network (SNS) account became a problem. It wasn’t a big accident that would become a social problem, but many fans criticized it with disappointment. The immature youngest finally lowered his head in tears.
After that, Seohyun Kim seemed to be somewhat intimidated. He became cautious with every word he said. But on the mound it was different. Confidently showing his desire to be a closer, he threw fiery fastballs and became one of the most noteworthy players in professional baseball.
However, contrary to his wishes, the former coach of Subero was cautious in using Kim Seo-hyun. Coach Subero, who focused on nurturing young players throughout his tenure, praised Kim Seo-hyun, but spared him not to create a situation that would make him feel overly burdened. Rosado, a former big league all-star, and coach also poured a lot of affection to Kim Seo-hyun as if passing on the hot ‘sweeper’ in the MLB recently.
Unfortunately, after the command tower and pitching coach, whom he first met in the professional league, left the team, Kim Seo-hyun faced a save situation. The team’s batting line gained strength from the beginning of the game and got ahead of the lead SSG from the first inning, and Seo-Hyun Kim got a chance to pitch in the bottom of the 9th inning with a 5-2 lead.
It was a foretold opportunity. Before the game, new coach Choi Won-ho selected Kim Seo-hyun along with Park Sang-won and Kang Jae-min as one of the three Pilseungjou, and said, “Kang Jae-min and Park Sang-eon fought together on the 2nd, so I will exclude them today, and Kim Seo-hyun will take the mound when there is a save situation.” Because.
Before starting the mound, Seohyun Kim drew something on the mound. It was the numbers 3 and 70. These were the uniform numbers 3 and 70 of former coach Subero and pitching coach Rosado. Even his cap had two numbers written on it. It was a heartfelt sympathy for the two teachers who warmly treated him like his father and gave him a chance, even though he had suffered a lot from the beginning after his debut메이저사이트.
Seohyun Kim was a little shaken in the beginning. Perhaps because of nervousness, the 3-pitch 156 km/h speed ball thrown to the first batter, Oh Tae-gon, became a ball that hit the body, and Cho Hyung-woo even came out with a wild throw at bat. Catcher Choi Jae-hoon visited the mound and stabilized Kim Seo-hyun. Since then, Seohyun Kim has become a completely different pitcher.
Exclamation poured out from the mouths of 14,395 people who filled the crowd at each of his pitches. This is because a ball in the second half of the 150km elongation was recorded on the display board. Cho Hyung-woo induced a ground ball in front of the pitcher with a slider with a large drop, and pinch hitter Choi Hang threw only 4 sliders to strike out on a swing. Against Choi Joo-hwan, he showed a fast ball of 157km, and with a ‘146km change-up’ of a similar trajectory, he led the second baseman grounder to protect the team’s victory.
Kim Seo-hyun said, “When I went up in the 9th inning, I thought to throw it with the same mindset as before, but it didn’t go my way in the beginning. He said, ‘Try to take a deep breath first,’ but I couldn’t do that, so I seem to be a bit shaken.
“I am so happy to be able to win a save. I am very grateful to the seniors and hyungs who helped me,” he said humbly. .
Coincidentally, his first save commemorative pitch became the new command tower’s official coach’s first win commemorative pitch. Although Kim Seo-hyun remembered her departed teacher, she did not forget her respect for the new director. Kim Seo-hyun showed consideration, saying, “I think it’s right for the coach to take the ball. I will take the ball when I achieve a higher record by winning a save in the future.”
It’s hard to see it as the team’s official finish yet, but it earned the title of Pilseungjo. Kim Seo-hyun said, “I will try to throw harder to take the position. It is a position with a lot of responsibility, but I have to endure it, so I will throw the ball with more care.” I want to,” he said.