It was a series that made both the team and the person smile. Kiwoom Heroes Kim Hui-jip, who had been active two days in a row, played the first three hits of the season in the last game of the three-game series.

Kiwoom won 3-1 in the 3rd game of the season against KT Wiz in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 27th and achieved a series sweep, bringing down the NC Dinos and rising to 5th place. Kim Hui-jip, who started as the 7th hitter and 3rd baseman that day, recorded 3 hits in 4 at-bats. It was the first three-hit game in 241 days since the Lotte Giants match on August 30 last year.

Kim Hui-jip started the game from the first at-bat. At the end of the second inning, KT starter Cho Yi-hyun pulled the slider on the 7th pitch from the 2nd inning and made a double. He hit a heavy hit in his second at-bat and achieved a multi-hit, and added one hit in the bottom of the 8th inning to complete 3 hits.

After the game, Kim Hui-jip said, “I’m constantly working hard so that my strike zone doesn’t shake, and the ball that came into the zone responded well and led to good results.” It was better to keep my zone well after the 2nd strike while making the batted ball,” he expressed satisfaction.

There were also heartbreaking scenes. Kim Hui-jip failed to catch Byeong-ho Park’s ground ball at first base safely in the top of the 3rd inning and threw it backwards. While the ball was out of the field, first base runner Anthony Alford moved to third base, and batter runner Park Byung-ho stepped on second base. Later, when the follow-up hitter Jang Seong-woo was at bat, a wild pitch came out, leading to Kiwoom’s run. 메이저사이트

Kim Hwi-jip said, “It wasn’t an irregular hit. If I was a shortstop, I could deal with the big bounce coming from the front by looking for steps, but at third base, that doesn’t work and it’s difficult. As it was a bit late, I think I will have to find another way (to cope with the batted ball) next time.”

“If Hurado scored more points, my 3 hits were also buried. The 3 hits did not contribute to the RBI. I always think that defense is more important than offense, and as an infielder, I have to have a sense of stability in defense as a basic,” he emphasized.

Kim Hui-jip, who suffered from sluggishness with a batting average in the 10% range at the beginning of the season, is improving his sense of hitting from the middle of this month. He made multi-hits in 2 out of 3 consecutive matches against KT, and fulfilled his role by getting 3 walks in the game on the 26th, when there were no hits.

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