LG Kim Min-seong, who tied Big Bang for first place with a grand total home run,
- on May 23, 2023
Veteran infielder Kim Min-seong (35, LG) cleaned up the big match between the LG Twins and SSG Landers, who were tied for first place, with a full blown shot.
Kim Min-seong started as the ninth hitter and second baseman in an away game against Incheon SSG on the 23rd, and took the lead in the team’s 9-1 victory by recording 1 hit, 1 home run and 4 RBIs in 3 at-bats, including a grand final home run. LG (27 wins, 1 draw, 14 losses), which ran 5 consecutive victories, pushed SSG (26 wins, 1 draw, 15 losses) to second place, rising to the sole lead.
After entering the opening entry this season, Kim Min-seong has been steadily playing his part in the first team. In particular, depending on the absence of the main players, he relieved the worries of the bench by playing all infield positions such as second baseman (120 innings), shortstop (111 innings), third baseman (25 innings), and first baseman (19 innings). Being able to play a variety of positions is a factor that can significantly reduce bench rotation concerns. It means that the value of Kim Min-seong, which was not revealed in the records, was enormous.
On this day, I did my part perfectly not only in defense but also in attack. In the top of the 4th inning, behind 0-1, Lee Jae-won, the lead hitter with two bases loaded, picked a push-out walk to tie the score 1-1, Kim Min-seong hit Oh Won-seok’s 3rd ball 127km/h changeup on the ball count 0B-2S and crossed the left wall. It was connected with a Grand Slam (No. 2). The changeup, which entered the course in the low strike zone, did not lose timing and the perfectly pulled hit stood out. The finalist of the day and the 5th total runner in his personal career.
The moment the ball was hit, all LG fans stood up and the dugout turned into a festive mood. LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop gave Kim Min-seong a high-five with a bright smile. In fact, it was the one shot that decided the game.스포츠토토
After Kim Min-seong’s Manrupo, LG’s performance has also been revived. Starter Lim Chan-gyu, backed by strong support, won his 4th win with a good pitching of 6 innings and 1 run. Thanks to that, I was able to play the game comfortably in the second half.
This match was LG’s first visit to Incheon this season. Kim Min-seong also led the team to a 6-2 victory by hitting a full blowout in the top of the 10th inning in the game on September 25, 2022, which was the last Incheon expedition last year. After 240 days, they launched another grand slam in the Incheon expedition, putting LG as the sole leader. The batting average this season has also been raised from 0.259 to 0.261.