Kim Tae-hoon,안전놀이터 a transfer student to the Samsung Lions, is in an endless slump. Although he won the hold, it seems that his condition has not improved.
Samsung won 5-4 in the match against NC Dinos in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at NC Park in Changwon on the 19th. With this victory, Samsung escaped from a 4-game losing streak.
Starter Baek Jung-hyun harvested 3 wins of the season with 6 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings.
The other line hit the NC mound with a whopping 3 home runs and 11 hits.
The starting line and the batting line were active, but the result was a victory by one point. It’s because the bullpen struggled a little. The player who stands out is Kim Tae-hoon.
The flow was not good in May, but on this day, he allowed hits and made the Samsung bench uneasy.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, with the team leading 5-3, Kim Tae-hun got off to a good start by handling the first batter, Kim Seong-wook, as a fly ball to center fielder.
However, he caused a crisis by letting Kim Joo-won walk after a full count match. The walk eventually led to a run. Seo Ho-cheol hit a triple at the right time and was chased by one point.
Taehoon Kim went down the mound after dealing with three batters. Hong Jung-woo came up and put out the fire by killing Ah-seop Son and Min-woo Park with beomta.
Kim Tae-hoon changed from Kiwoom to Samsung uniform through a trade last month. After joining, he pitched scoreless in the first 3 games, but since May, in 6 games including this day, 3⅔ innings, 11 hits (2 homers), 4 walks, 3 strikeouts, 11 runs, and an average ERA of 27.00, fell into extreme sluggishness.
Manager Park Jin-man analyzed, “There may be psychological factors, but the fact that Russell hit a home run in the Kiwoom match (May 2) seems to have an effect.”
At that time, Kim Tae-hoon met his former team, Kiwoom, and became the first losing pitcher by allowing 4 runs on 3 hits (2 home runs) in 1 inning. Since then, he has been showing signs of hunting.
Taehoon Kim throws a forkball that falls out of the strike zone. it’s his weapon However, he said that after hitting a home run, the control of the forkball did not work.
Director Park said, “In the last few days, there have been a lot of one-bound balls falling in front of the base. It seems that throwing a forkball after being hit with one hit is burdensome. Since I can’t use my main weapon, I think my confidence is low.” He is a player who has to play the role of assistant. For the time being, I think I will have to operate in a comfortable situation so that I can improve my condition.”
However, it did not go according to director Park Jin-man’s words. He came up after taking two days off, but the situation facing Kim Tae-hoon was tight. He allowed a walk without being in control of the forkball, leading to a run. Far from improving his condition, he only lost more confidence and came down.