Baseball begins in the ninth inning… Kim Hyun-soo, who led the head coach’s praise, “I tried not to miss it”
“I got lucky. I was trying not to miss it.”
LG Twins Kim Hyun-soo led a 12-8 come-from-behind victory with a dramatic come-from-behind two-run home run in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League regular season away game against the Lotte Giants held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 12th.
Kim Hyun-soo swung a hard hit that day with 3 hits in 5 at-bats (1 home run), 안전놀이터1 point and 3 RBIs. In particular, the come-from-behind two-run home run against Kim Won-joong in the 9th inning became the final blow. It was the second season and a large home run with a distance of 120m.
After the game, Kim Hyun-soo said, “It feels good to win. He thought of hitting a ball that came close to the body rather than a ball that came in far. Kim Won-joong is a good fastball and forkball player. He took it luckily and tried not to miss it,” he said.
Prior to this game, Kim Hyun-soo’s batting average was 0.343. The situation is showing good pace. However, he said, “Honestly, I don’t think the batting condition is good. He is still preparing and it is a process that is getting better. When he comes into a game as a designated hitter, he’s trying to move a lot in the dugout,” he said.
Kim Hyun-soo is currently serving as the interim captain. He is filling the void left by Oh Ji-hwan’s injury. He said, “(Oh) Ji-hwan is good at it, so I go and play the role of temporary captain comfortably. However, he can be cluttered with a lot of injured people on the team. Right now, I think other players should show it, not hold on.”
It was Kim Hyun-soo who finally ended ‘Elotrasico’ with his own hands. He thanked the LG fans who came to Busan.
Kim Hyun-soo said, “Thank you to the fans who came to Busan. He hoped that he would do better than last year and repay the team performance.