If you hit it, it’s a long shot. Kiwoom Heroes’ Kim Hui-jip (21) continued the pleasant ‘hit = long hit’ formula by once again connecting the only hit with a double.
Kiwoom lost 1-3 to SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League regular season away game held at Incheon SSG Landers Field in Michuhol-gu, Incheon on the 21st. Kiwoom failed to jump into the mid-table with 8 wins and 9 losses, while SSG maintained its lead with 10 wins and 6 losses.
On this day, Kiwoom showed a very different appearance from the Gocheok Samsung match during the week, which scored more than 5 points in every game. Kim Gwang-hyeon (35, SSG), who returned from a shoulder injury, was only able to take 3 hits in 6 innings.
Kim Hwi-jip, who started as the 6th and 3rd baseman, was the only player on the team to go 3rd with 1 hit and 2 walks in 2 at-bats. As the lead batter in the top of the 5th inning, Kim Gwang-hyun hit the slider at 137 km/h on the 6th pitch and hit a double heading to the left wall. This raised his season batting average from 0.171 to 0.189 (7 hits in 37 at-bats).온라인카지노
In particular, it is noteworthy that all 7 hits were long hits (5 doubles, 2 home runs). Kim Hui-jip, whom I met before the game, said, “When it leaves my hands, the result can’t be helped. So I pay attention to the process, but it seems that the process is followed well and luck follows,” and cited the strength of the swing as the secret.
Kim Hui-jip said, “I try to take a 70% swing rather than a full swing. When I consciously tried to match it, there was never a particularly good result. I think 100% full swing is overswing for me at this point.” The swing doesn’t even come out. It’s not that I consciously lowered the intensity to 70%, but the swing that came out when I focused on the ball seemed to be 70% intensity.”
As positive as extra-base hits is his on-base percentage. Currently, Kim Hui-jip’s batting average is only 10%, but the OPS reaches 0.861 by adding an on-base percentage of 0.375 and a slugging percentage of 0.486. When he hits, he picks out the ball persistently on long hits, so it’s not unusual for him to be picky. The biggest crisis for Kim Gwang-hyun on this day was the 5th inning when Kim Hui-jip hit base with a double.
It was helpful to join the 2021 rookie draft with the 9th pick in the 2nd round of the 1st round and try to protect the strike zone established over the past 3 years. Kim Hui-jip smiled, saying, “I think I got a lot of walks last year, but I am satisfied with the walks I got from a different approach than then.” .In the first week of this season, John was shaken and I was also lost, but I endured it well and kept looking for a way to study.”
While gradually revealing its presence in the lower lineup, Kim Hwi-jip is becoming a new weapon needed for raising. Last year, Kiwoom had difficulty producing goals when Lee Jung-hoo, Yasiel Puig, and Kim Hye-seong were blocked. This season, with Edison Russell replacing Puig and Lee Hyung-jong newly joining the team, the cleanup has become more solid. In addition, if Kim Hwi-jip holds the center in the lower batting order and the stagnant Lee Jung-hoo’s sense of hitting revives, it seems to have considerable destructive power.