Lee Won-seok (37, Kiwoom Heroes) and Kim Tae-hoon (31, Samsung Lions), who exchanged teams by trade, face their parents’ team 5 days after the transfer.
Samsung and Kiwoom made a surprise trade on the 27th of last month. Samsung gave Lee Won-seok, who was at the top of the batting average in the team at the time, and the rookie nomination right to Kiwoom, and Kiwoom sent Kim Tae-hoon, who performed well in the bullpen, to Samsung. The trade was made when the interests of Samsung, which aimed to reinforce the bullpen, and Kiwoom, who needed to reinforce the infield, met.
The two started playing on the day of the trade announcement. Lee Won-seok, who hurriedly moved to Seoul after being in Daegu, started against KT Wiz on the 27th and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats. .
It was a sudden transfer, but both Lee Won-seok and Kim Tae-hoon quickly adapted. On the 28th, the second game after the transfer, Lee Won-seok swung 4 hits in 5 at-bats against the Lotte Giants, and continued a good hitting feeling by playing a multi-hit game on the 30th. Lee Won-seok’s season batting average is 0.394, which is second in the league. Even after changing teams, his sense of hitting did not cool down.
Kim Tae-hoon was also reborn as the hope of the Samsung bullpen, which was in crisis. On the 28th, against KT, he won a relief victory with no runs in 1⅓ innings, and in the game on the 30th, he recorded his second save with no runs in one inning. Samsung, which had been worried about Oh Seung-hwan’s sluggish performance and substitute finisher Lee Seung-hyeon’s (left-hander) unstable appearance, took a breather with the addition of Kim Tae-hoon.
After adapting to their new nest, the two players face off against their home team from the first week of May. Samsung and Kiwoom will play three consecutive matches during the week at Samsung Lions Park, Samsung’s home stadium, from the 2nd to the 4th. In the first series held at Gocheok Dome from the 18th to the 20th of last month, Samsung achieved a winning series with 2 wins and 1 loss. 크크크벳
Unlike then, in this series, both teams reinforce their weak positions and face each other. The confrontation between Kiwoom, who added power to the batting line with Lee Won-seok, and Samsung, who equipped the back door with solidity with Kim Tae-hoon, can be compressed into a battle of spears and shields.
The atmosphere is good at Samsung. Samsung is on a 5-game winning streak and Kiwoom is on a 2-game losing streak. Both Samsung to continue the winning streak and Kiwoom to break the losing streak are desperate for victory. David Buchanan for Samsung and Eric Yokishi for Kiwoom will start. Above all, it is of interest whether a two-hit match between Lee Won-seok and Kim Tae-hoon, who switched teams, will be concluded.