“Kim Hye-sung is very greedy.”
The Kiwoom Heroes, led by coach Hong Won-ki, won the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Samsung Lions at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 20th and showed explosive power by scoring 6 points in the 7th inning of the season, resulting in a 7-2 come-from-behind victory.
The main character who struck the final stroke that day was second baseman Kim Hye-seong. Kim Hye-seong hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs with 2 outs and bases loaded in the top of the 7th inning. On this day, he went 1-for-5, with one hit being the winning run.
He scored the final blow and led the team to three consecutive victories, but Kim Hye-sung’s expression did not follow. The reason was that she was regretful that she could not give strength to her team, except for the final hit, and she withdrew from the rest of the at-bat with a bum hit안전놀이터.
Kim Hye-seong, whom she met after the game, said, “I didn’t like everything except for hits and hits. The timing wasn’t right for her. The timing for the final stroke was not good either. She just thinks the stretched out course was good,” she said.
On the 21st, ahead of the Daegu Samsung match, coach Hong Won-ki talked about Kim Hye-seong. Coach Hong Won-ki said of Kim Hye-seong, “He is a very greedy player.”
He continued, “I’m slowing down these days. Daejeon Hanwha and 3 consecutive matches did not hit many hits. Well hit balls continued to be caught. Because of that, I think my mood is still down.” Kim Hye-seong recorded 3 hits, 1 RBI and 4 points in 14 at-bats in 3 consecutive matches against Daejeon Hanwha on the weekend before having 3 consecutive matches with Daegu Samsung during the week.
Coach Hong also said, “In the match against Buchanan, all three at-bats were withdrawn. It is important that he hit the final stroke, but it seems to be more so because of the afterimage of the result for the previous at-bat.”
Even if she is not satisfied with her own performance, Kim Hye-sung is performing an activity worthy of her own name. In 66 games, she has a batting average of .308 with 80 hits, 3 homers, 27 RBI, 48 runs scored and 15 stolen bases. She is doing well, tied for first in bases stolen, third in hits, and ranked 11th in batting average.
Kim Hye-seong will start as the second hitter and second baseman in the game on the 21st and try to add strength to the team’s winning series. His first at-bat was retired on a fly ball, but he got a hit in his second at-bat.