“I think I’m still too young to finish everything.”
Kim Sang-soo (33, kt Wiz) started as the ninth hitter shortstop against the Hanwha Eagles in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Suwon kt Wiz Park on the 16th.
From the first defense, Kim Sang-soo showed an impactful performance. After two deaths in the first inning, he stretched out his arm to catch Noh Si-hwan’s assault hit, lightening the shoulders of starting pitcher Bo Schulser.
A good hit came right after a good defense. At the end of the first inning, when the team was leading 5-0, they hit 2 RBIs and doubles from 2 out, 1st and 3rd base, making it 7-0. In the bottom of the 4th inning, his second at-bat, he came up as the lead batter and hit a heavy hit. At the end of the 5th inning, when the team was ahead 11-0, the pitcher scored one more run with 2nd, 2nd and 3rd bases.
Kim Sang-soo’s final score that day was 3 at-bats, 2 hits and 3 RBIs. He helped the team win 14-2.
In an interview with reporters after the game, Kim Sang-soo said, “The team seemed to be in a bad mood recently. I was thinking a lot to work hard at the baseball field.”
Kim Sang-soo faced a turning point in his baseball life ahead of his 15th professional season. He moved as a free agent (FA) and left his home team Samsung Lions to establish a new nest at kt. “(After the transfer) my mindset seems to have changed. I feel that the manager and coaches really want me, so I think that mindset comes out of the baseball field.
This season, Kim Sang-soo has a batting average of 0.282 (11 hits in 39 bats) and 8 RBIs and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.643 in 11 games. He is continuing his airborne success as a shortstop, the infield commander, with a link connecting the lower batting order to the upper batting order. He is ready to fly away from the past, which has been difficult due to injuries and sluggishness over the past two years.
Kim Sang-soo said,스포츠토토 “During the spring camp, I said that I wanted to erase the aging curve. I want to show that I am still competitive enough. I think I am still too young to finish everything. “he said.
Lastly, Kim Sang-soo said, “The hyungs told me a lot, ‘The coach treats you comfortably, so you just have to play what you can at the baseball field,’ so I’m doing it comfortably.” chopped up