This is the story of Kia’s “Captain” Kim Sun-bin. Kim Sun-bin started as the third batter and second baseman in the opening game of the 2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League LG-KIA held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the afternoon of the 2nd. Yang Hyun-jong, the “Returned Ace,” took the mound as a starter. Yang Hyun-jong got off to a good start with a perfect pitch until the third inning. Kim Sun-bin also neatly handled LG Ruiz’s fast grounder in the top of the third inning. In the 4 seconds with 1 out and 2nd base, he jumped and caught Kim Hyun-soo’s straight hit. 토토사이트
Kim Sun-bin bowed his head after a series of errors in the fifth inning. Yoo Kang-nam hit Yang Hyun-jong to the left in the top of the fifth inning, which was tight at 0-0, and got on base at first base. Follow-up hitter Oh Ji-hwan hit Yang Hyun-jong’s first slider, but rolled the ball in the direction of the second baseman. Kim Sun-bin, who was in a hurry, closed his glove before the ball came. As soon as he caught the ball that bounced off the glove, batter Oh Ji-hwan stepped on first base. It is a perfect double play course to first base after catching Yoo Kang-nam, who has a slow foot, but both the runner and the batter survived.
Later, Ruiz’s ball headed for Kim Sun-bin with no outs and runners on first and second base, but Kim Sun-bin fumbled again and faced a full base with no outs. Kim Sun-bin was also frustrated, and starter Yang Hyun-jong looked disappointed. Yang Hyun-jong struck out Lee Jae-won with the bases loaded with no outs, but Seo Geon-chang had to laugh bitterly with a three-run double. As a result, it was regrettable that Kim Sun-bin’s neat double play was left.
LG made Yang Hyun-jong and Kim Sun-bin cry by scoring four points in the fifth inning alone, adding Song Chan-ui’s first baseman foul sacrifice fly. Kim Sun-bin couldn’t even laugh at bat. In the bottom of the eighth inning, trailing 0-4 with two outs and runners on first and third bases, Ko Woo-suk hit a strike out and not out in a chance to chase. Kim Sun-bin and Kia were disappointed with one hit.
LG starter Plutko pitched well with one hit, one walk, and no runs, throwing only 74 pitches in six innings. He struck out seven.The game started 9-0 with LG laughing in the opening game. LG has won the opening game for four consecutive years since 2019. KIA has lost five consecutive games since the 2018 season until this year. Yang Hyun-jong also became a losing pitcher with three hits, six strikeouts, one walk, and four runs in six innings in his first KBO League return game in two years.