It’s okay even if the main catcher can’t wear a mask… The reason why Samsung is called the ‘catcher kingdom’

There seems to be a reason why the Samsung Lions are called the ‘Kingdom of Catchers’. Even if the main catcher is unable to wear a mask, this is why there are players to fill the void. This is the reason why the smile on director Park Jin-man’s lips does not go away.

Head coach Park Jin-man smiled at the performance of the catchers prior to the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Lotte Giants and team 4th game home match held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 5th. It is thanks to the performance of Kim Tae-goon and Lee Byung-hun.

Samsung faced a big bad news in mid-April. Kim Tae-goon, who had been firmly supporting Min-ho Kang, the ‘main catcher’, was hospitalized due to acute hepatitis. Until he was excluded from the first team, his batting average was very sluggish at 0.077, but this is because the presence or absence of Kim Tae-gun makes a big difference in power. Tae-gun Kim is showing off a tremendous sense of hitting after his return.

Kim Tae-gun, who returned after receiving a call from the 1st team on the 28th of last month, played as a pinch hitter against KT Wiz and recorded 1 at-bat, 1 hit, 3 RBIs, 1 run and 1 walk. 5 hits in 12 at-bats) wielding a fire bat.

Prior to the game on the 5th, coach Jin-Man Park laughed and said, “I think I drew a lot of baseball while looking at the ceiling while I was in the hospital, and the feeling of hitting has improved a lot.” There were things I felt while thinking, and because I thought a lot, I would have prepared better for the technical stuff,” he smiled.

In addition to Kim Tae-goon, Lee Byung-hun’s performance is also dazzling. Lee Byung-Hun has worked with Albert Suarez in the last two games, pitching 14 scoreless innings. In the game against KT Wiz on the 28th of last month, when he worked with Suarez for the first time this season, he had 1 hit in 5 at-bats and 2 hits in 5 at-bats, 1 RBI and 1 run in the match against Kiwoom Heroes on the 4th.

Coach Park Jin-man expressed his negative intentions about the ‘dedicated catcher’ system during the demonstration game, but as the results were noticeable, he expressed his intention to put Lee Byung-hun as the starter on the day Suarez pitches for the time being. The command tower said, “I’ve been watching the Futures League steadily, and I study and study a lot.” “Suarez and Cami seem to be a good match. The two of them are recording 14 scoreless innings while breathing together. There is an expectation that they will be able to play well in the future. it does,” he said.

Continuing, coach Park Jin-man said, “Because it is a good atmosphere and a good flow, I think I will have to match Suarez’s breath in the next game. I haven’t seen him shake the . A lot of conversations every inning, and it seems that the breathing goes well, “he expressed his satisfaction.안전놀이터

As ‘main player’ Kang Min-ho’s physical condition is not perfect, the existence of Kim Tae-goon and Lee Byung-hun, who are showing off their hot hitting feeling after recovering and returning to the first team, is definitely a great source of strength. Director Park Jin-man gave a thumbs up, saying, “Kang Min-ho’s physical condition isn’t easy these days,” and “Kim Tae-goon and Lee Byung-hun are doing well.”