“Coach Oh said, ‘Your timing is so good, but your hand position is a little bit down, so I want you to work on that.'”
Kim Jun-wan, an outfielder for the Kiwoom Heroes, has played mostly defense this season, batting .209 with 37 hits, 11 RBIs, and 24 runs scored in 73 games. He was contributing to the team as a defensive resource rather than a hitter.
On Aug. 19, in the 13th game of the season against the Lotte Giants at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, he hit a three-hitter for the first time in 358 days since Aug. 26, 2022, and he did it as a pinch hitter.
Kim Jun-wan, batting in place of catcher Kim Xiang in the fifth inning, led off with a single to right. He came home on Song Sung-moon’s two-run double. He followed that up with a single to right in the sixth and a game-winning RBI double in the eighth to give the team a 5-2 victory.
After the game, KIUM head coach Hong Won-ki praised Kim Jun-wan, saying, “The middle infielder opened up the offense.”
After the game, Kim Jun-wan said, “My hitting has been good for a few days now, but I was worried about my groundballs. Yesterday, Coach Oh Yoon told me, ‘Your timing is very good, but your hand position is a little down, so I want you to work on that.’ After hearing that, I immediately hit three hits. I’m grateful to my coach for giving me the right advice.”
In the bottom of the eighth inning, with runners on first and second, he took advantage of Choi’s 133-kilometer changeup for an RBI double to left field. It was a wedge hit.
He said, “I had two hits in my previous at-bat, so I didn’t feel too much pressure. The count was tight, so I just swung at it trying not to strike out, and I got lucky,” he said.메이저사이트
Kiwoom’s back-to-back wins have lifted his spirits, but he’s not out of last place just yet. They have a long way to go.
In closing, Kim Jun-wan said, “I’m realizing more and more that one win is so precious these days. We will do our best for the rest of the season so that we can give back to the fans who always come to the ballpark.”