Samsung, the injury of ‘hot hitter’ Kim Dong-yeop, which is more regrettable than losing by 4 points
Kim Dong-yeop, who has the best hitting feeling among Samsung batters, was replaced due to thigh pain. It comes more regretful than defeat.
Kim Dong-yeop started as the designated hitter in the home game against Lotte held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 15th. Kim Dong-yeop entered the plate in the 5th inning with a one-run chance with bases loaded with Jose Pirella’s hit, Kang Min-ho’s hit ball, and Oh Jae-il’s walk.
Kim Dong-yeop hit the 7th pitch with Lotte starter Na Kyun-an on the ball count 2B-2S, but shortstop Noh Jin-hyeok headed straight. It was a batting ball that could lead to a double hit, but Kim Dong-yeop played first base with all his might. First base umpire Kwon Yeong-cheol declared safe. However, during this process, Kim Dong-yeop felt thigh pain and was replaced by runner Yoon Jeong-bin.
An official from the club said, “Kim Dong-yeop was replaced due to left thigh pain and is currently undergoing icing treatment. 안전놀이터
Until today’s game, Kim Dong-yeop was showing off a good sense of hitting with 10 hits in 30 at bats, a batting average of 3.3, 3.3, 3 homers, 8 RBIs and 5 runs. Replacing the pain of a hitter who is in the best condition is bound to be painful. From Samsung’s point of view, it seems to feel more regretful than a 5-9 loss. I just hope it’s not a big deal.