“It was difficult to come up from Mungyeong”… The story of the inexorable veteran, the manager’s attack on the first team call-up

“They said something. It was difficult to come up from Mungyeong (laughs).”

On the 22nd, SSG Landers coach Kim Won-hyung registered veteran outfielder Kim Kang-min (41) in the first team, but he heard one voice. Kang-min Kim complained to manager Kim, not complaining, that he had a hard time moving from Mungyeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do to Jamsil, where the 2nd team match was held with Sangmu due to an unplanned entry change. It would have been possible because coach Kim and Kang-min Kim worked together as players at SK Wyverns (now SSG) from 2001 to 2010.온라인카지노

The situation was not what the command tower expected. Manager Kim replied, “(Kim) Kang-min said something. He said it was difficult coming up from Mungyeong. I thought the Future Team was in Ganghwa right now. I forgot.”

Kim Kang-min returned to the first team 41 days after leaving due to a calf injury on the 12th of last month. In the meantime, he has been concentrating on his treatment and rehabilitation, and since the middle of this month, he has been playing in the Futures League to learn how to play.

Manager Kim planned to call up Kang-Min Kim on the 23rd in line with the home game against the Samsung Lions. However, on the 21st, in the match against Doosan Bears in Jamsil, a player injury variable occurred. Eui-san, a former first baseman, was diagnosed for two weeks after injuring his hamstring while fielding. He urgently needed a player blood transfusion, and he thought he was in Ganghwa, but he called up Kim Kang-min, who was in Mungyeong.

Director Kim gave Kim Kang-min one more mission. On the 22nd, against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil, he wrote the name of Kim Kang-min as the first hitter and right fielder. Kim Kang-min is the league’s top-notch center fielder with a reputation for ‘beast defense’, but it is true that his defensive range has narrowed with the passage of time. In terms of managing his physical strength, there was a need to lessen the burden. As a right fielder, it was the first start in 2211 days after the Daejeon Hanwha Eagles match on June 2, 2017.

Kim Kang-min calmly accepted the mission. He said, “I did defense training in right field, but it was unfamiliar. I do,” he said forcefully.

Contrary to concerns, Kim Kang-min performed his duties without any problems. In defense as well as at bat, he showed the Kim Kang-min we knew. In his first at-bat as the lead batter in the top of the first inning, he stepped back with a floating ball in center field, but watched 12 balls and drained the power of Doosan starting pitcher Choi Seung-yong.

He scored the winning run in the top of the 5th inning against No. 2-2. He got a walk as the lead batter and opened the water, and after 2 outs, Guillermo Eradia hit and became 2nd out, 1st and 3rd base. Then, thanks to Park Seong-han’s timely hit from the left, third base runner Kim Kang-min stepped home. At this time, SSG laid the foundation for a 3-game winning streak by running away to 5-2 with Kang Jin-sung’s 2 RBIs and a timely double. SSG won 5-3 on the day and secured first place. Even if it wasn’t sparkling, behind the victory was an indomitable veteran who did not hesitate to take on an unfamiliar mission for the team even in a sudden comeback.

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