The day before the start, the ‘youngest’ was invited → He was treated to health food… KK’s love for his juniors, it’s ‘Chin’

“You invited me to my house.”

SSG ‘KK’ Kim Gwang-hyeon (35)’s junior love is ‘Jin’. He called his juniors to his house and fed them health food. It was the day before the start, but he didn’t care.

Kim Gwang-hyun started in the last game of 3 consecutive weekends against Hanwha in the 2023 KBO League regular season held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 14th, and played a quality start (QS) with 6.1 innings, 6 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs.

He did not give up a single run until the sixth inning. And for the first time all season, he also got on the mound in the 7th inning. It is the first time in 239 days that Kim Gwang-hyun threw more than 6 innings since September 17, last year, when he scored 7 scoreless innings against Doosan at home.

He faltered slightly in the seventh inning. After blocking first batter Kim In-hwan with a ground ball to second base, he gave up a walk to Oh Seon-jin and a left-handed hit to Park Jeong-hyeon. 1 company 1st, 3rd base crisis. Hanhwa pitched Lee Jin-young, and SSG replaced Kim Gwang-hyeon with Roh Kyung-eun.

Noh Kyung-eun hit Lee Jin-young with two RBIs and a double, making the score 2-2. It went up to Kim Gwang-hyun’s goal. It was 2 runs instead of 6.1 scoreless innings. This is the moment when victory flies.

Still,토스카지노 Kim Gwang-hyun was clearly fighting hard. He threw a fastball with a maximum speed of 148 km/h. The minimum speed limit was 140 km/h. Average speed is 145 km/h. It is no exaggeration to say that he sprayed the fastest ball all season.

Because I bought fastballs, other types of pitches also received strength. The slider (32 pitches), which used the same number of fastballs, was sharp. It reached a top speed of 140 km/h. The changeup (19 pitches) and curve (14 pitches) also showed power.

At the beginning of the season, there is a slightly jagged feeling. It was said that it was an aftereffect of participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). However, for the first time this season, he regained a sense of stability by making QS in the last two games in a row.

Apart from Hotu on this day, there was also a slightly surprising behind-the-scenes story. On the 13th, the day before the start, he invited his juniors to his house and served them a health meal.

Rookie Song Young-jin informed. Song Yeon-jin, who we met before the game on the 14th, said, “Seniors and hyungs are very good. You take care of me so well. I got used to it quickly. I really don’t care about everything, and the seniors are all good at it,” she said, taking luck.

He continued, “(Choi) Ji-hoon and (Lee) Rowoon bought me a meal before. (Park) Jonghun sunbaenim also came out from Gwangju and bought beef for Rowoon. He also told me a lot of good things about baseball. (Seo) Jinyong sunbaenim also always says, ‘Let’s go eat.’ The real seniors take care of me so well” and laughed.

And the story of Kim Gwang-hyun came out. “(Kim) Gwanghyeon sunbaenim is also good at it. He invited me to his house yesterday (13th). Me and (Oh) Won-seok hyung went. Rowoon couldn’t go because of circumstances. The senior prepared a health food. Today (14th), even though it was a starter for the daytime game, he called his juniors and took care of them. ate so well Thank you,” he said.

Overall, starting pitchers are sensitive. I definitely have my own routine. He usually spends the day before the mound calmly. Moreover, Kim Gwang-hyun was scheduled to start the daytime game on the 14th.

Still, it seems that he wanted to take care of his junior, who had a fairly difficult game on the 13th. On the 13th against Hanwha, Song Young-jin recorded 6 hits, 4 strikeouts and 4 runs in 5 innings. Thanks to his batting line, he became a winning pitcher, but he gave up a lot of runs. In the match against Gocheok Kiwoom on the 7th, the previous appearance, he faltered with 6 runs (4 earned) in 3.2 innings.

Kim Gwang-hyun himself had a season in his first year. He started 2007 and went 3-7 with a 3.62 earned run average in 20 appearances in and out of the bullpen. He wasn’t satisfied. However, this was the beginning of the ‘legend’.

He has experienced it himself, so he is likely to know the feelings of his juniors. He invited a 16-year-old junior to his home after the game. It’s not easy. If he was sluggish in the match against Hanwha on the 14th, rumors could have come out. Eventually he fought back. Everything was possible because of Kim Gwang-hyun. If Song Young-jin hadn’t informed him, he would have been buried.

It’s already the 17th year as a pro. It’s pitcher number 3. “I was very high in the ranks,” he said with a laugh. That’s why he feels responsible. Rather than preparing for my start, my eyes went to the youngest, who had a hard time. He is already steadily taking care of his fans through ‘Reverse Tribute’. He is no different from inside the team. He’s not a star for nothing. 

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