Thanks to you, I was smug.” AG Captain’s happy gold medal “I expected 80% ground ball in front of me at first and second base in the ninth inning” Kim Hye-sung did it this time. Hangzhou Asian Games Final. In the bottom of the ninth inning with a 2-0 lead, closer Ko Woo-suk induced a grounder in front of the second baseman in the final crisis with one out and runners on first and second bases. Second baseman Kim Hye-sung, who caught the ball, calmly tagged and out the running first baseman, threw it to first base, and first baseman Moon Bo-kyung caught it correctly and won the gold medal.
When asked to pick MVP, national team coach Ryu Joong-il cited Kim Hye-sung and Moon Dong-ju, saying, “Kim Hye-sung did well from the preliminary round,” adding, “The decisive scene was one out and runners on first and second bases in the bottom of the ninth inning of the final.” He praised Kim Hye-sung’s defense, saying, “If I hit a big one, it could have been a turnaround, but I blocked it well with a double play.”
Kim Hye-sung had prepared for the ball to come to him at the time. “Because I was a left-handed hitter, I thought more than 80% of the time a hit would come to me,” Kim Hye-sung said. “I even thought about a ground ball coming, but it just happened to be a ground ball, so I thought I should tag and throw it myself.” 안전놀이터
There were also several fans in Kim Hye-sung’s uniform at the airport on this day, and the phrase “Congratulations on Kim Hye-sung’s discharge from the military” was sometimes hung. “In fact, I didn’t realize it even when I was wearing the gold medal, but I feel it because so many people are congratulating me at the airport. “I’m so happy,” Kim Hye-sung said with a smile, “In fact, I didn’t hit in the final, but I think the fans were proud that I did well in defense.”
That was the argument. When he had to raise the mood again as captain when he lost 0-4 in the preliminary match against Taiwan on the 2nd, he received a lot of encouragement calls from his seniors. Kim Hye-sung said, “I was also upset and disappointed after I lost because I was a person, but many seniors, including Yang Hyun-jong, Park Byung-ho, and Huh Kyung-min, contacted me, saying, ‘You’re the captain, so you’re doing well now,’ and ‘It’s not over yet,’ so I thought I shouldn’t fall behind, so I said a lot of good things.” “(Lee) Jung-hoo also told me that he lost to Taiwan in the preliminary round in Jakarta-Palembang and that he won the gold medal. I told him never to think bad and it’s not over until it’s over. Thanks to the encouragement of the national team seniors, everyone seems to have been able to do “eusha.”
Now back to Kiwoom. Kiwoom has three more games left. As of the 8th when she returned home, Kim Hye-sung is still in first place with 183 hits. Son Ah-seop of the NC Dinos came in second with 182, a gap of one. Son Ah-seop is more advantageous as Kiwoom has three games left and NC has seven games left. Without the Asian Games, Kim Hye-sung, who could challenge not only the most hits but also 200 hits, swapped the Asian Games gold medal for the most hits. Kim Hye-sung said, “I will play all three remaining games. “I’m not in a physically difficult state,” he said. “I think I’ll have to do as much as I can to finish it and have no regrets.”