Kwang-Hyun Kim, ‘2nd appearance in game 1’, this year’s first demonstration game ⅔innings 4 runs and 3 runs

Grab only one outcount per time and grater, then go back to the second inning

Kim Kwang-hyun preparing for the second big league season

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Nam-jik Han = Kim Gwang-hyun (33, St. Louis Cardinals), who is preparing for the second season of the big league, was given a special treatment of’two appearances in one game’, but finished his first demonstration game in 2021 with a regretful expression.

Kim Kwang-Hyun started at the home game against the New York Mets in the US Pro Baseball Major League (MLB) demonstration game held at Jupiter Rogerdin Stadium in Florida, USA on the 4th (Korean time), giving 4 hits and 2 walks during a total of ⅔innings. I conceded (three measures). Three strikeouts caught two.

On this day, Kwang-Hyun Kim made an unusual appearance twice, and he struck twice.

It was a’special treatment’ that was impossible in the regular season.

St. Louis coach Mike Silt signed a replacement sign after Kim Gwang-hyun was shaken in the first episode. Kim Gwang-hyun did not move as a beast, but entered Dougout.

Kim Gwang-hyun, who was replaced, climbed to the mound again at the start of the second episode.

It is impossible by the rules, but since it is a demonstration game that is not bound by the rules, Kwang-Hyun Kim climbed the mound twice.

On this day, Kim Gwang-hyun threw 39 balls and got 2 out counts.

According to the Baseball Servant, Kim Gwang-hyun threw 18 fastballs (46%), 11 sliders (28%), 6 curves (15%), and 4 changeups (10%).

The highest fastball speed was 144 km/h.

As the start of the game was delayed due to the rain on Roger Dean Stadium, Kim Gwang-hyun stood on the mound in a somewhat uncomfortable situation.

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Kim Gwang-hyun started off uneasy by throwing a 132 km/h slider at the first batter Kevin Pilar and allowing a triple hitting the top of the left outfield fence.

Yonatan Villar sighed while striking out with a 137 km/h slider, but couldn’t increase the outcount afterwards.

Kim Gwang-Hyun played a 142 km/h direct ball game against JD Davis at 1st and 3rd base, but was hit by a timely hit from the left for the first time.

Davies headed to second base as Andrew Keithner, who wore a mask instead of catcher Yadier Molina, slid the ball back from the at-bat of Jose Martinez.

Kim Gwang-hyun was shaken and allowed Martinez to walk.

Kim Gwang-hyun couldn’t get out of the crisis. At 1st and 2nd base, Luis Guilorme was allowed a right-handed hit, but in the following 1st and 3rd bases, Thomas Nido hit the right-handed hitting right.

At this time, St. Louis made a’first pitcher change’.

Angel Rondon, who started after Kim Gwang-hyun, hit two batters in a row, and Kim Gwang-hyun’s one-time goal did not increase.

St. Louis Cardinals Kim Kwang-hyun
St. Louis Cardinals Kim Kwang-hyun

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At the same time as the second episode started, Kim Gwang-hyun climbed to the mound again.

It seems that St. Louis gave the sure starter Kim Gwang-hyun an opportunity to play multi-innings through an’inning shift’.

Kim Gwang-hyun struck out Francisco Alvarez with a sharp slider at a speed of 132 km/h.

However, he allowed Pilar to walk.

Coach Silt signed a’second pitcher change’, and Kim Gwang-hyun came down from the mound with a face full of regret.

Kwang-Hyun Kim’s goal increased by one as Pilar scored with a catch error by St. Louis left fielder Austin Dean, who came out of Martinez’s flight.

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Kim Gwang-hyun appeared 5 times in the 2020 demonstration game, the first year to advance into the big league, and made a good fight with 5 hits and no runs in 9 innings.

This year, he scored 3 runs in his first appearance. It was the first goal of Kim Gwang-hyun’s MLB demonstration game.

However, Kwang-Hyun Kim’s position is solid.

Last year, Kim Gwang-hyun played his first appearance in a demonstration game as a relief pitcher. Of the five appearances of the demonstration game, only two were selected.

In 2021, Kwang-Hyun Kim was classified as a St.Louis 3rd starter after Jack Flaherty and Adam Wainwright.

St. Louis helped Kim Gwang-Hyun recover his sense of practice by going through’two appearances in one game’, which is unconventionally impossible by regulations.

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