Early March. Samsung Lions Kim Ji-chan (22) was about to return home midway from the camp in Okinawa, Japan. He was due to an uninvited hamstring.
With only a week or so left before the completion, the sad return home. However, around lunchtime, Kim Ji-chan, who was resting with his best friend and junior Lee Jae-hyun, nodded his head at the words, “It’s a pity, but haven’t you trained enough?”
From last fall’s Okinawa finish to spring camp, he did not miss out on intensive training.
A month before the opening, it was a time when I needed to adjust the pace anyway. Maybe that’s why, despite the injury, his expression wasn’t too dark.
How far did the extreme hell training grow talented Kim Ji-chan?
A composure was read in Kim Ji-chan’s expression. “I’m really confident,” he said emphatically. It was an unusual expression of confidence, given his usually very humble interview style.
It was not a lie.
Kim Ji-chan, who came back from injury and was named in the opening lineup, flew as if he was sick.
He started as the second baseman and recorded 2 hits in 4 at-bats. He was impressive with his batting quality against top pitchers.
After 1 death in the 3rd inning, he lightly pushed 147km two-seam and dropped it in the middle left after a tenacious 8-pitch match against Eric Peddy, a new foreign starter in NC who boasts the best pitch in the league. In the 4th inning with 2 outs and bases loaded, he pulled hard and hit the right fielder with a double, but was unfortunately blocked by first baseman Oh Young-soo. He threw his whole body toward first base, but was out by a narrow margin.
As the lead batter in the 7th inning, NC left-hander Ha Jun-young pushed a fast ball outside and scored a left-handed hit. 스포츠토토
He scored good hits by pushing the ball of the top pitcher and the ball of the left pitcher to the bottom line. The moment when I was able to get a glimpse of the striking technique that has grown a bit further.
If top hitter Kim Ji-chan maintains this form, Samsung’s top batting lineup leading to Koo Ja-wook Pirella can become the strongest in the league. A season that celebrates its 5th year. It is a fresh start that makes him have high expectations for breaking through the 30% mark for the first time in his debut.