Samsung Lions’ new outfielder Kim Hyeon-joon (21).
Entering the full season, he went through hell training at the camp. He honed his skills even more sharply on both offense and defense.
Kim Hyun-joon, whom we met prior to the second game of the exhibition game against SSG held at Lions Park in Daegu on the 14th, was full of confidence. He said, “I tried to do better in hitting,” and “I did a lot of short and strong hitting training to increase the hit area. I really hit a lot.”
He also worked hard to improve his good outfield defense. He said, “As I practice moving ahead while playing defense, he is improving little by little.” He also said of his first start, “There is a part of it that is instinctive, but it can be improved with effort,” and that “there is a part that can be predicted in advance depending on which ball the pitcher throws and how the batter reacts.”
Kim Hyun-jun showed confidence in the defense, saying, “There is no course that feels more difficult in the front and rear.”
In fact, he is one of the most stable center fielders in the league. But learning never ends. Especially if you are an outfielder in the third year of the terms and conditions. The second game of the demonstration match against SSG held at Lions Park in Daegu on the 14th was a game that gave a great awakening.
The game was held as a daytime game under intense sunlight. There was even a strong wind blowing in the outfield. A monkey fell from a tree in unexpected circumstances.
In the top of the 6th inning, the score was 0-0, and the batted ball hit by Choo Shin-soo soared high into the left center. Left fielder Pirera and center fielder Kim Hyeon-joon are getting closer. Pirella conceded the ball to Kim Hyeon-jun. He was wearing goggles, but the intense sunlight obstructed his vision from the front. The moment I missed it, I passed the ball. The wind-driven ball slightly bent toward the center fielder and fell, and the overrun Kim Hyun-joon hurriedly turned and fell down to try to catch it, but the ball hit the glove and bounced backwards. While Pirella went to the fence to pick up the ball, the batter runner settled on third base. He became first base safely, and eventually gave up the lead with Heredia’s timely hit after one shot. In the end, this score became the final point as Samsung lost 1-2.
The moment when Kim Hyun-joon’s unfortunate mistake led to a decisive loss. He blamed the strong sunlight and wind that penetrated his goggles, but it was a ball to catch in any environment. It was a demonstration game, not a regular season, so it was a heartbreaking scene.
There was a scene right before Kim Hyun-joon had to learn. 먹튀검증
In the bottom of the 5th, Samsung attacked. The lead hitter Kang Min-ho hit the ball with a speed of 160 km/h and hit the middle left. Home run batted ball. SSG center fielder Kim Kang-min covered his face with his glove and chased after him. And at the last moment I jumped and snatched it in front of the fence. A wonderful lake rain that erased Kang Min-ho’s double. Kang-Min Kim made a gesture to Heredia, the left fielder who was chasing the ball, saying, ‘Even if I wear goggles, I can’t see well because of the sunlight’ and laughed. It was a super catch created with an ensemble of instinctive movements and experienced defense worthy of the nickname ‘beast’.
On the other hand, Kim Hyeon-joon, who chased the ball without covering the sun with his glove, made a painful mistake by momentarily missing the ball. An uncle bee center fielder who is 20 years older than him. For a promising outfielder who will play an active role as a national team outfielder in the future, it was a scene that must be learned even though it is an opponent team.