“I had a strong will to participate.”
Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom Heroes), who was hit by her own batted ball and replaced, starts the next game normally.
Kim Hye-seong will start as the designated hitter in the match against the Lotte Giants held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 9th.
Kim Hye-seong was hit on his right knee by a foul hit at the end of the 3rd inning of the previous day’s game and was replaced at the beginning of the 5th inning defense. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where a CT scan revealed a simple bruise.
Before the game on the 9th, Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki said, “This player (Kim Hye-seong) is a player who does not express his intention to be replaced during the game,” and said, “It does not seem to be a common bruise.” He judges that he felt that much pain. 안전놀이터
Kim Hye-seong played in 101 games, the most in the league this season, and defended the most innings, 811. Kiwoom uses Gocheok Dome, which is not affected by rain, as its home, and unlike other club players, Kim Hye-seong is on a forced march without taking a proper break in between.
Coach Hong Won-ki, who said of Kim Hye-seong the day before, “I have no choice but to go full-time due to team circumstances. It’s a pity,” explained, “I originally intended to give him a break, but he had a strong will to participate.”