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LG Twins’ Kim Min-sung made his presence felt as soon as he returned from injury, hitting a game-winning home run in his first at-bat.

In his first at-bat against the KIA Tigers at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 9th, starting in the eighth spot at second base with two outs in the top of the second inning, Kim hit a two-run shot over the left field fence off KIA starter Lee Yi-ri. It was a spectacular comeback.

Coincidentally, LG manager Yoon Kyung-yeop kept the same lineup that scored eight runs on nine hits in two innings in the previous day’s no-game, which was rained out, in the ninth inning, only replacing Shin Min-jae at second base with Kim Min-sung, and changing the batting order to put Kim Min-sung in the eighth spot and Park Hae-min in the ninth, but it was only in the top of the second inning that Kim Min-sung got a chance and connected for a home run.

Kim Min-sung, who was LG’s main third baseman last year, became a substitute infielder after losing his starting spot to Moon Bo-kyung, and this season he has transformed into an all-weather infielder who can play all positions in the infield. He has filled every infield void beyond expectations. After starting at second base when starter Seo Gun-chang went down with a knee injury, Kim Min-sung has also played first, third, and shortstop as needed.

In 70 games this season, he did his part at the plate, batting .288 with four home runs and 31 RBIs in 184 at-bats. However, after starting at second base against the KT Wiz in Jamsil on July 5, he was replaced in the fourth inning due to discomfort in his thigh, and a medical examination revealed a muscle damage in the front of his left thigh, so he was removed from the first team on the sixth and has been undergoing treatment and rehabilitation.

It was predicted that his return would take around four weeks, and Kim made three appearances, starting with a Futures League game against the Lotte Giants on the 4th, going 1-for-11 with three strikeouts.

Despite his poor Futures League performance, Yeom was quick to move him up when he saw that he was feeling better and started him at second base in place of left-handed Shin Min-jae, whose opponent was left-handed Lee Yi-ri. Kim is 2-for-7 (16-for-58) against left-handed pitching, better than Shin’s 2-for-25 (5-for-5).

Yeom lamented the no-game the day before the game. “I said I would watch the game comfortably for the first time this season, and I thought, ‘It’s over,’ but it really is over,” he said with a bitter smile, adding, “When you play a season, there are some strange games with one team in particular, and this season it seems to be KIA. They are also behind in the head-to-head series with 4 wins and 5 losses.”메이저사이트

In a situation where there might have been some anxiety about the day’s game as the game to win the previous day became a no-game, Kim Min-seong was able to continue the atmosphere of the previous day by hitting a leadoff double in the early innings. In the top of the sixth inning, Kim completed his multi-hit performance with a long ball to left-centre field in his third at-bat.

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