The Samsung Lions batting line left by Lee Won-seok (37), who ranked first in team batting average. Ya Su-jin’s eldest brother Kang Min-ho (38) took over the baton.
Kang Min-ho started as the designated hitter 4 times in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ kt Wiz match held at Suwon kt Wiz Park on the 28th and contributed to the team’s 10-9 victory with 4 hits, 3 RBIs and 1 run in 4 at-bats.
On the 27th, Samsung traded with Kiwoom Heroes to send infielder Lee Won-seok and the 2024 rookie draft 3rd round nomination rights and recruit pitcher Kim Tae-hoon (31). At the time of the trade, Lee Won-seok was leading the team in batting average (0.362), so there was a lot of interest in how to fill that void.
The vacancy left by Lee Won-seok. For the time being, veteran Kang Min-ho is expected to fill it. Prior to the game on the 28th, Samsung coach Park Jin-man announced plans to call catcher Kim Tae-gun (34) to strengthen the catcher and use Kang Min-ho as the designated hitter.
Manager Park explained, “(After Lee Won-seok is gone), I think there will be a game in which Kang Min-ho will play as the designated hitter.
On this day, Kang Min-ho became the designated hitter and focused more on offense. Until this day, his career batting average was 0.275 (7843 at-bats, 1885 hits), 306 home runs, 1098 RBIs, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.816. 토토사이트
Kang Min-ho did 100% of what the Samsung bench wanted. In the first inning of the first at-bat, he attacked the opponent’s starter Bo Schulser with two outs on first base and scored a 1-0 first run by hitting one RBI in the middle right. In the top of the 4th inning, he started as the lead batter and recorded a multi-hit early with a heavy hit.
Kang Min-ho added an extra run in the top of the 5th inning. 2 companies, 1st and 2nd base, once again made a result against Schulser. He hit a two-run double that went beyond center fielder’s height to give the score a 3-0 run. This RBI was the 13th 1100 RBI in KBO League history.
Even in the fourth at-bat, Kang Min-ho’s bat did not seem to cool down. At the beginning of the 7th inning, he attacked the relief pitcher exclusion from 1 out 1 base and hit a left-handed hit to continue scoring opportunities.
Kang Min-ho fills the gap left by Lee Won-seok, who was the team’s top batting average, and is invigorating the team’s offense. The Samsung batting line also suffered bleeding, but they are seeking a way out by using veteran Kang Min-ho. I wonder what kind of effect Kang Min-ho will bring, who should be the center of the team’s offense.