I never get tired of watching it 100 times.
KIA Tigers coach Kim Jong-guk has consistently appointed Kim Ho-ryeong as a center fielder since the actual Okinawa camp. It was the same in the trial game. Even though Na Seong-beom was absent as the WBC representative and returned, he could not play in the demonstration game due to a calf injury. Right field became the seat of Socrates Brito.
Even a three-year-old child knows why Kim Ho-ryeong 메이저사이트was chosen as the center fielder. His defense is among the best in the league. Since 2015, Socrates’ defense was not zero for fans who have raised their eyes due to the defense of the so-called ‘Horyeong Zone’. Even if Kim Ho-ryeong’s blows were not good, no one said anything.
Kim Ho-ryung recorded 1 hit in 7 at-bats in the 2nd game of the opening series against SSG Landers on the 1st and 2nd. The one hit was the beginning of a big inning in the fourth inning of Game 2. He survived from 1st base with an exquisite bunt and quick feet from 1st and 2nd base safely. He also stepped home and scored one. Ho-ryeong Kim’s true value was revealed in one defense. He proved the reason why coach Kim persistently appointed him.
The 2nd match against SSG on the 2nd. At the end of the 5th inning with an 8-3 lead, it was a Park Seong-han at-bat with 2 outs and 1.2 bases in defense. Kim Ho-ryeong stood in the middle left in the batter’s position in terms of defensive shift. However, he hit a ball in the middle right. He was a three-base hitter. He made an amazing dive with great speed like a cheetah. His batted ball was accurately collected in the glove. Caster, who was relaying, admired, “He has never seen such a defense.”
Kim Ho-ryeong’s defense saved the team. They won 9-5 and avenged their opening game loss. In the first game, he produced 10 left bases and only scored 1 goal. If he gave up two runs on that hit, he would be trailed 5-8. The crisis continued. Considering SSG’s long hitting power and the strength of the bullpen, which has yet to build 100%, there is no guarantee that they will keep the lead in the second half. If they failed to maintain a six-point lead, there was a high possibility that they would fall into abyss from the beginning of the opening. There is a huge difference between 1 win and 1 loss.
Lee Eui-ri enjoyed enormous benefits. If not caught, two runners homed. It would have been 3 earned runs (5 runs) in 4⅔ innings, not 1 earned run (3 runs) in 5 innings. Immediately, his ERA soared from 1.80 to 5.79. Again, it would have been driven to the risk of losing more points. If he had been beaten, he would not have become a winning pitcher. For the time being, Kim Ho-ryeong’s pizza or coffee should be shot by Lee Eui-ri.
Kim Ho-ryeong shows this kind of defense every year. Colleagues and fans admire and applaud the Super Catch. He showed tremendous influence this year with one defense. The fact that not only the pitcher’s terrifying ball, but also the great defense saves the team and teammates. He was a super catcher who never got tired of playing it 100 times.