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‘Release transfer → FA contract’ 38-year-old veteran, 1 company full base is no problem… 4 games in a row without a loss

 “Veterans should take care of difficult situations”

It was during the LG Twins’ spring camp in Arizona, USA. Director Yeom Kyung-yeop mentioned the role of veterans Kim Jin-seong and Jin Hae-soo while mentioning the management plan of the thick bullpen. Manager Yeom said, “The people who support us in difficult situations are Jin Hae-soo and Kim Jin-seong. We plan to run Hae-su and Jin-seong in difficult situations so that young players do not get hurt (by failure).” Veterans have experience, and even if they fail in a crisis situation, they can quickly rob them and stand up. 메이저놀이터

The match between Samsung and LG was held at Jamsil Stadium on the 9th. At the end of the 6th inning, LG tied the score 2-2, but a crisis came at the beginning of the 7th inning. Starting pitcher Plutko was hit with a left-handed double from Lee Jae-hyun and left-handed hit from Koo Ja-wook after one out, and was driven to 1st and 3rd base with 1 out.  

It was the limit of Plutko, who threw 93 pitches. Manager Yeom put left-hander Ham Deok-joo against left-hander Kim Ji-chan. Ham Deok-joo threw 4 balls in a row and was in danger of being loaded with one out. 

It was the biggest crisis in front of right-handed hitter Pirella and Kang Min-ho. Coach Yeom replaced the pitcher with Kim Jin-seong. It is a situation in which a run can be conceded even if it hits an outfield fly ball or ground ball. The greatest crisis was entrusted to Kim Jin-seong. 

Kim Jin-seong threw a forkball at Pirella in succession, leading to two misses. In 1B-2S, the 4th fastball became a ball. In 2B-2S, the deciding ball forkball became a ball. The forkball was thrown again at full count, and Pirella just watched. A strikeout call was made on a ball that landed on a low course in the middle. 

Pirella jumped at the referee to express his dissatisfaction, but it crossed the strike zone border line. He sighed as he struck out with his main weapon, a forkball. Then, Kang Min-ho was treated as a floating ball in right field, putting out the fire of the crisis with the first company loaded. 

Afterwards, Wooyoung Jung (1 inning scoreless), 9th inning Lim Chan-gyu (1 inning scoreless), and 10th inning Lee Jeong-yong (1 inning scoreless) came up in turn to block the LG bullpen without a run. At the end of the 10th inning, LG scored a walk-off victory with Moon Bo-gyeong’s first baseman’s hit and first baseman Oh Jae-il’s toss mistake at the end of the 10th inning. 

Kim Jin-seong is recording an average ERA of 0 in 4 games (3 ⅔ innings) 1 hold in 4 games since the opening, including scoreless in ⅔ innings that day. 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, detailed stats are good. Jin Hae-soo showed some difficulty in the opening series and went down to the second team for a while, but Kim Jin-seong is supporting the bullpen with a scoreless streak. 

Kim Jin-seong, who was released from NC after the 2021 season, inquired about re-employment in 9 clubs, and wore an LG uniform through a joining test. He pitched in 67 games last year and recorded an average ERA of 3.10 with 6 wins, 3 losses and 12 holds, and was active. He did the dirty work in the bullpen. 

Kim Jin-seong, who obtained free agent status after the season, signed a two-year contract with LG for a total of 700 million won (300 million won down payment, 200 million won annual salary). At present, it seems to be a cost-effective free agent contract. /

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